Spread Halloween fun when you gift your neighbors with "You've Been BOOed" printable and surprise gift!
What is You've Been BOOed?
Have you been "BOOed" yet this year?
Every year my neighborhood gets covered in "We've Been BOOed" signs through the month of October. If you're not familiar with the tradition, generally you leave a surprise goodie bag at a neighbor's house along with an instruction sheet to continue paying it forward and a sign to post on their door that identifies them as having already been "BOOed!"
My kiddos love sneaking a surprise to a neighbor, although truth be told they aren't the best as not spilling the beans!
What is a BOO Bag?
Some areas call this tradition "ghosting" or "boo-gramming" or leaving Boo Bags or Boo Baskets. Any way you describe it, it's a fun tradition!
How to Make a You've Been BOOed Treat
For our BOO treat this year I made a gift in a jar. I filled the bottom third of my jar with Reeces Pieces, then added a plastic bag full of goldfish crackers for the second layer.
I topped it off with candy corn (a classic!) and a pretty orange bow. I like to add the goldfish in there especially for families with younger children that might not be able to indulge in the sweets that older kids can.
You've Been BOOed and Boo Basket Gift Ideas
- homemade cookies or cupcakes
- fruit snacks
- juice boxes
- Halloween stickers
- Halloween pencils
- glow sticks
- Halloween socks or other accessories
- coloring books and crayons
For a grown-up take on the You've Been BOOed tradition, check out my You've Been BOOzed wine & liquor tags!
Click HERE for the You've been BOOed printable with instructions and HERE for the We've Been BOOed printable.
Too easy and so fun, am I right? I hope you're inspired to go "BOO" a neighbor this month.
This blog post was originally published October 2013 and updated with additional information October 2019.
So cute and such a wonderful idea! Everything you do is amazing! Thank you for thinking of everyone!
I love that your boo instructions don't have a 2 day time limit! Last year we boo'd a couple neighbors, but they didn't pass it along. When we asked about it later, they said they were too busy, and the two day time limit had passed, so they just gave up.
We will use your printable this year and see if that works better!
The Educational Tourist says
We just moved into a new neighborhood and the doorbell rang, introducing us to this fun tradition! I love your printables which I'll include in the basket for the next neighbor!
I write about adventures with the kids and all things travel and would love for you to stop by.
Thanks for sharing!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist
Thanks for stopping by Natalie...off to check your site!
What an adorable idea!
What an awesome tradition! I kind of wish I had neighbors that I could Boo!
Jodie @jbmaryn says
This is adorable. Thanks for sharing these printables, can't wait to Boo a neighbor!
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says
Too cute, Melissa! Pinned to use!
Melissa Riker says
Thanks Jessica!!! I hope you have an awesome Monday!