Monday, October 4, 2010

Do You "Boo"? A Halloween Tradition



We do!

Booing is a fun and super easy way to spread early Halloween cheer around your neighborhood. Its a lso a great lesson in doubling that can be translated into many ideas such as how germs spread. (Not a pleasant thought I know...)

What is Boo-ing?

You "boo" a neighbor by leaving them a bag filled with candy and treats annonymously on their doorstep. When the open the bag they receive a poem which explains that they have been "boo-ed" and that they now need to "boo" 2 other neighbors. As people in your neighborhood get Boo-ed, they hang an included sign on their door to let people know they have been Boo-ed . Slowly your neighborhood will light up with these signs on everyone's door as it exponentially spreads each day.

So what do you do?
  1. Fill a small bag with candy and seasonal treats.
  2. Attach 2 empty bags and two copies of a Boo-ing Poem so the recipient knows what to do.
  3. At an unsuspecting time, leave your Boo package at the doorstep of a neighbor.
  4. Wait and watch it spread.
You can make your own Boo-ing poem or use the Hershey's one available HERE or the handmade version available from About.com available HERE and a printable poem HERE.

My kids and I always enjoy being the starting family--doing our first Boo-ing on October 1st. Each day we count the number of houses it spreads to--it's both exciting and easy fun.
Have fun and go out and Boo someone today!

5 comments:

brightleigh on October 15, 2009 at 11:33 PM said...

We do this in our neighborhood too, and we enjoy it every year!

Judy on October 18, 2009 at 2:27 PM said...

I love that! We use to "Boo" in our old neighborhood, I think I will start it in our new one, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

the monkeys have risen from the ashes!!!! yeah!!

dandieconner on October 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM said...

We have done this with our son for the past three year. We love it!!! Every year we keep some of the people from the previous year on our list and then we add a few new ones. We always try to start out with 8-10 houses. to make it even better, my son helps me in the kitchen baking and preparing treats, decorating and filling the sacks! It's great fun and we look forward to it every year!

Edie Mindell on October 20, 2010 at 11:57 PM said...

This is such a great idea. As a family, we love Halloween, and we always see to it that we celebrate it with style. I love your idea. Nobody has done it yet in our neighborhood, and I think it would be great to start it. Thanks a lot.:-)

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