We love to Boo!  We are working on this year’s goodies and I will share next week. If you are anxious to get started here is a Friday Flasback to give some ideas!

How To Start The BOO In Your Neighborhood

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 like these other ideas:

Free Printable Booing Ghost Door Hanger

Booing Poem

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

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  1. hehe…I did a post earlier in the month with the exact same title. Great minds think alike. We love Boo’ing around here. We do the copying burden, but I like your idea also. hmm…

  2. Oh my goodness. This is the cutest little boo set I’ve seen. Love, love, love the black cat mask!

  3. We used to do this every year in one of the offices where I worked. I’ve never thought of doing it in our neighborhood. What a great idea!

  4. My daughter and I LOVE “Booing” people. We have done it for the last 6 years. We usually are the ones to start it in our small town. My daughter and I start out the first weekend in October to get the most people involved possible. It is just so fun. My mom has even decided to start it with her older friends this year!

  5. I love this idea! I wish I would get “booed”! Most of my neighbors are older couples, so I’m not sure if they would get into it or not. Might have to drive to some friend’s houses to boo them!

  6. Being in Australia where Halloween is hardly recognised (my daughter has a dress up day for school on the 28th, that’s it) this “Booing” tradition is something I haven’t heard of. It sounds like heaps of fun!! Well, all except those people who don’t share in the spirit of things.

  7. We love booing in our house! The kids even did daytime booing the other day – I think they really did want to get caught!

  8. We’ve done this the past few years (without nearly so cute bags!) and have never seen the boo’s pass on very well. But the kids love it and wanted to do the same thing on different holidays!

  9. We just booed two of our neighbors for the first time early this week. The kids thought it was a blast! We’ll definitely do it again next year.

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