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How to start the “BOO” in your neighborhood

Surprise Me!

I can already feel the anticipation and excitement in the air—-days are cooler and Halloween is coming.  One of our favorite traditions is “Booing.”  I look forward to creating special “BOO” treats while my kids look forward to the ‘ding and dash’.  As I watch them stealthily move across the front lawn only to hurriedly (and haphazardly) fling my creation at the front door—clearly  I realize we get different things from this activity. We do all have a blast!

Most “Booing” involves having to photo copy instructions.  We instead create a container that travels from door to door. The only thing the recipient needs to do is enjoy the goodies, refill the container and place on another friend’s door. Some people refuse to pass the container along (you know who you are) so we make a few in hopes they start making the rounds.

I am showing you what we did last year—because this year’s is TOP SECRET! We filled plastic pumpkins with supplies to make caramel apples and then ‘dressed’ it to look like a cat.

Simply cut out a cat face.  You may use ours if you like.

Black Cat Mask Template

We cut our faces out of black poster board and then embellished with glitter. Be sure to check the space between the eyes on the plastic pumpkin.  I noticed not all of these pumpkins are the same so the placement of the eyes might need to be adjusted.  Hot glue the center of the mask to the front of a plastic pumpkin (we bought ours from Wal-Mart).

We attached the following booing poem to the handle.

Am I a jack or a cat that has come to say “BOO”?
All dressed up with treats for you.

Please fill me up with treats galore,
and take me to your friend’s front door.

Sit me down then push the bell.
Run real quick so no one can tell.

As I move from friend to friend,
Good Halloween wishes never end.

You might be interested in our ideas from previous years “Booing”

How to Boo (with PFD  booing poem downloads)

So lets get busy and let the “Booing” begin!

You may find other ideas for celebrating Halloween here.


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