Saturday night we got Boo’d. Have you heard of that? I am not sure where it originated but Hallmark got on the bandwagon and we received a bag full of candy with a cute poem inside encouraging us to “boo” someone else. Since the ‘Boo bag’ has been Isaac’s sidekick since Saturday night we could not reuse the bag. My thriftiness would not allow me to go buy a new Hallmark bag.
What you do you is take a bag of treats and go to someone’s door and play ding-dong-ditch and leave a bag of loot for them along with a ‘Boo” poem.
Since I got a bunch of free candy today from CVS…check out this post to learn how…I decided to make up a few “Mini Boo Bags”. All you need is a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper, a glue stick, ribbon and a hole punch and you have yourself a mini boo bag. I will post a tutorial tomorrow.
I saw that one of my favorite kid’s craft bloggers, Skip to My Lou has her own version of it. I printed out her door hangar and used the “We’ve Been Boo’d” part of the door hanger.
But I used the Hallmark’s poem part which read…
This sweet surprise is called a “boo”!
You’ll never know exactly who
brought treats and then ran off unseen
to brighten up your Halloween!
It’s twice the good luck if you go
and “boo” two other folks you know
Pack up a ghost sign
treats and gifts,
and add a poem just like this.
Pick out a house
and sneak up close.
(Make sure its windows have no ghost
that tells you clearly
“We’ve been Boo’d!”
It’s best to visit someplace new.)
Knock fast on someone’s door — then run!
Make sure you’re never seen! It’s fun!
And once they get your gifts and food…
they’ll know for sure that
they’ve been Boo’d!
So here is Isaac on his first “Boo-venture.” We plan on doing one every night this week as part of our family time. Isaac thinks it is the coolest thing in the world and has a little list of all the people he wants to “Boo!.”
That's too cute!! I want to "Boo" someone now 😉
Ya'll have fun!!
What a neat memory he will have!
Blessings to you,
Lana @ ilovemy5kids
HILARIOUS! Tate felt so special!!! She kept telling Ant — "Daddy, I got BOOED!!!" We kept asking her who she thought booed her and in a sweet, pondering voice she would say… "I have no clue!!!" Sorry for almost ruining the boo experience — I saw you guys coming as I was getting ready to feed BEAU!!! Thank goodness I saw ya or else you all would have had a nice little show 😉 Thanks for making Tate's night!
I love this idea! How "sweet"
That is too cool!! I need to try that!
Fantastic! How do we get on that boo list? I love chocolate! J/K!
Oh that is the sweetest video! He was so excited!!!
You are too funny! That's cute, I've never seen that before. (Leave it to Hallmark to cash in on that.)
I love your video… and the running. : ) Isaac is a cutie pie.
This is very May Day-ish, right? It's cute, though.
HAHHAHHAHAHAHHA!! That was sooo funny! That's my boy!!
So cute! 🙂 I love fun little traditions like that!
You are too much! I love it! I'll do it with Caleb next year. 🙂 He'll understand it better then.
LOL!! how cute… he's going to want to do this every year now! what a great idea!
We love to Boo too! So fun!!!!!
That is so fun! I've never heard of that!
Your creative Boo bag is way cuter! Jackie
I just don't have words for the amount of cuteness this is! See, if someone as cute as you two came to my door, I wouldn't want you to run away! It's such a great idea!
Darling! I'm saving all kinds of ideas for my grandson (just 2 yrs). He's sort of getting the Halloween idea, but is still easily frightened by too much. We did go to our 1st pumpkin patch last weekend and it was a hit.
I love it!…I got those same Hallmark bags last year 75% off! We don't live in a neighborhood, but I gave them to my Aunt who does and she loved them too! I love watching you and your son Boo your neighbors…looks so FUN!
This reminds me of the May Day treats that neighbors left at our door on May 1 back when we lived in Michigan. That's the only place we've ever lived where people observed this kind of tradition. . . we were in a small town and folks had small-town values, I guess. I'm glad to be back in the South now, but some things I really miss! Good for you for taking up this tradition.