Friday, October 12, 2007

You've Been Boo'd!!!

We were Boo'd last night!! The girls were so excited. So we got busy right away & Boo'd two of our neighbors.

So What’s a Boo you ask? It’s when neighbors secretly leave one another anonymous goody bags on their doorsteps in celebration of the holiday. Once you have been Boo'd there is a poem with instructions and then you are expected to go out & secretly Boo other neighbors, but not the houses with a boo sign or ghost on the door— as they have already been hit. The idea is to spread the cheer throughout the neighborhood. We had never heard of being Boo’d before we got boo'd this year. My kids were totally drawn into the mystery of it.

Here is what the poem looked like...

Here is a similar poem if the picture is too hard to read...

The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all ghosts and goblins,spooks galore &
Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do,
In fact a spook brought this to you!!!
The treats that came with this short note,
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both.
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Will copy it &; make it two,
We'll all have smiles upon our faces,
No one will know who "BOO"ed whoses places!!
Just two short days to work your spell,
Keep it secret ,hide it well.
Please join the fun, the seasons here.
Just spread these "BOO's"; Halloween cheer.

Include a sheet of paper that says: You have been BOOED!
Please keep it going by following these directions:
Enjoy your treat Place the BOO sign on your front door or visible in a window
Within 2 days, make 2 copies of this note, make 2 treats &
2 BOO signs Secretly deliver to 2 neighbors/friends without a BOO.
Keep an eye on nearby front doors to see how far and fast it spreads by Halloween."

Here is what our little goodie bag looked like...

The kids could not wait to get into the fun so we ran right over to the local drug store & grabbed some plastic pumpkins for $1.99 & filled them with treats, the poem, & "I've been boo'd" ghost signs for the new people to hang in their windows.

This is such a fun idea. Now the kids are carefully watching the neighbors to watch the boo signs pop up & see the Halloween cheer spread.

If you want to start this in your neighborhood...check out this link...You Have Been Boo'd!!

Don't forget there is still time to complete challenge #5 over at click here & go check it out!!


Nancyroo said...

I want to do this. I am GOING to do this! Love it! TFS!

Morgan said...

I am all over this! DH is making cupcakes as we speak... TFS! Boo to you!

Kelly said...

I love that! How fun would that be...too bad I'm too rural where I live, but I could do it at my

TanishaRenee said...

What a cute thing to do in the neighborhood! Sounds like a lot of fun!

croppin carla said...

What a cute fun for the kids to get involved with huh? LOVE IT!

{monica} said...

We boo too! lol

In fact, I need to probably get to work on that if I'm going to make it before Halloween!

NikJustNik said...

What a great idea... Very cool!!

Richard H said...

Another good site is

Anonymous said...

Its such a cute idea. I did it with my family last night and they loved it. We all went out and dropped off together and had such a great time. Now hoping rest of neighborhood follows along! :)

ayah612 said...

i got booed in my neighbor hood :3