Updating this fun “You’ve Been Booed Printable” post that I shared a few years ago! This Halloween tradition is a fun neighborhood Halloween game to be played a couple of weeks leading up to the holiday.
You’ve Been Booed Printable!
There is nothing more exciting for a little kid than to be booed! When my son was no longer little, he did decide to participate by starting the trend for his young neighbors. Seeing these Boo signs in many windows is always fun!
How to Boo your Neighbors
Supplies Needed for Booing your Neighbors
- Clear cellophane gift bags, paper lunch sacks, or any paper gift bag.
- Free Boo Printable – Find it in the Printable Vault (open to subscribers only) under Halloween.
- Candy – or use small Halloween toys you would find at a party store.
- Download “You’ve Been Booed”free printable.
- When printing, print printable one and then print printable 2 on the backside by placing the paper back into printable paper supply. Be sure you have the right side up, so it prints on the blank backside. You may have to experiment because I know all printers are different. I place my paper image face down.
- Fill your bag with candy or toys.
- Include the printable. You can staple the Boo printable to the bag, or punch a hole in the corner and tie with twine to the bag. I always add an extra so they have one ready to boo the next neighbor kid. I also always make sure the printable is visible.
- Sneak up to your neighbor’s door, place the bag on the doormat. Ring the doorbell and run!
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I had never heard about being booed until we moved to the suburbs. My son was 4 or 5 and of course, Halloween was the most exciting thing in his WHOLE life! He had been dressing up for a couple of weeks and practicing his “trick or treating” by going out on the porch at night, ringing the doorbell and waiting for us to answer. Of course, he was the cutest thing ever because he was wearing a cowboy hat and his pajamas. (My kid would NEVER wear a mask, makeup or a wig….finding a costume was always a challenge)
One early evening as it was dusk, the doorbell rang, we opened the door and found a bag of candy on the step with a note attached. Oh, the mystery! The excitement! It’s all he talked about for days and of course, he couldn’t WAIT to boo 2 more neighbors!
Now that he’s 14, we haven’t booed anyone for a while, but maybe we should boo the little ones on the block. And then just hang back and watch!
Download these free printables to get yourself started with a Halloween tradition! The cute little Boo Boxes I crafted yesterday are perfect for stuffing full of candy, but any bag will do.