You’ve Been Boo’ed! Printables
You’ve Been Boo’ed! One of our most favorite family traditions is to “boo” our neighbors and friends a few weeks before Halloween. We make up two or three plates of yummy treats, print off cute boo signs and instructions, and then sneak out into the night dressed in black clothing (okay…it’s usually our pajamas, but we pretend we’re totally undercover), and secretly deliver them.
My kids LOVE putting the treats on the porch, ringing the doorbell, and then taking off running, trying not to get caught. We leave the car running, a door slightly ajar, and ready to leave as fast as we can by our already planned escape route. We always end up in gales of laughter, and we talk about it for weeks. It is just so fun to do together, and then to watch as the fun spreads around the neighborhood!!
Here’s how you can start the “boo” tradition in your own neighborhood!
*I had several reader comments about wanting to do this at their school or university for teachers and/or faculty, which is a fabulous idea! I created a “I’ve Been Boo’ed” sign, in case you want to use it for individuals, as opposed to whole families. See the download below.
You’ve Been Boo’ed Printables
This is what you’ll need…
-boo tags, letter, and sign for each house you’re delivering to
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-treats for each house ( I used take out boxes)
-washi tape or double stick tape
1. Print out the boo tags on cardstock.
2. Make yummy treats and package them! I love using these cute takeout boxes to deliver the treats, so I used washi tape to adhere it to the side. If you’re using a plate. clear bag, or mason jar, you can use punch a hole in the corner of the tag and attach it with ribbon instead.
3. Print out a boo letter and boo sign to go with each plate of treats
4. Deliver them all secretly to a friend or neighbor…be careful, don’t get caught! ☺
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
I remember this from my childhood. What a fun tradition to do every year. I think I may have to start. Thanks for the printables. Pinning.
It really is so fun!! Try it this year, and let me know what you think! :)
Thank you so much for the cutesie. Looking for a way to perk up our teaching staff. Is there anyway possible that you could make hte one tag say, “I’ve been booed.” Things will be going to individual teacher’s mailboxes as opposed to someone’s home. Hoping for your help, but either way, Thanks for the great idea!
I made one for you. :) Check your e-mail—I sent it there! Love the idea for using it for teachers!!! xoxo
May I have that too? I was booed at schooled by another teacher and I’ve would work better. Thanks
Absolutely!! I added it to the post, right where the other printables are located!! https://oldsaltfarm.com/2013/09/youve-been-booed-2.html
Hello – is this still available to download? I can’t find the link.
Yep–they’re all in the post. There’s a section underneath supplies that says “download”, and all the different tags are linked for download there!
Thank you fro sharing,these are adorable!
I was thinking the same as Sara for the staff here at my University, just a little holiday cheer! Thank you for posting this. I love your blog.
I sent the file to you too, just in case!! Thanks so much for reading!!! xoxo
Is there anyway to modify this to do at christmas???
Probably! :) I’ll see what I can do!!!
Thanks so much for the cute Boo’ed pages! They are just what I was looking for!
I’m so glad, Betty!! Thanks for stopping by!!! xoxo
What a fun idea! The doorbell just rang and we walked outside to see this tradition for the first time. LOVE!
This is part of the fun of traveling and moving around – getting to experience new things. I write about all the how to’s on my website http://www.theeducationaltourist.com
Thanks for sharing,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist
How FUN to get boo’ed!! So glad you got to experience it!
Hi I have a question. I’m starting the boo at work and as for me starting it… do I not.get booed back? B/c if I got booed back that’d mean I need to boo someone again. Just curious to see if the person who starts it doesn’t get to be booed.back.
You can totally get boo’ed back! When you “boo” someone, you give them something (it’s included in the printables) to hang up in their window or on their desk, so others know they’ve already been boo’ed. If you don’t have that hung up, then everyone will know that they can boo you!!
I love your format of the halloween boo’ed pages. Just one thing is in your boo letter between boo and know is “who”. I think it’s an error. Just letting you know. Your boo’ed items are the best on Pinterest and I can’t use the letter. Dang it. Thanks for all of the other printables though.
Hi, Deana! Thanks for letting me know–the corrected letter has been added! Glad you love them!! xoxo
Do you have a work version of the poem? Like changing out words like “neighbors”, etc.
What did you want changed?
Love your printables could you send me the teacher version. I’d like to get this started next week. Thanks
Hi, Kristi! The printable is in the post…it’s called “I’ve Been Boo’ed”–it’s with all the other download links in the post. Have so much fun!! xoxo