Boo-ing is kind of like a fun chain letter, Halloween style!
To start a Boo, all you have to do is leave a Halloween treat at a neighbor or friends front door (you can also leave it at a friends work station). You must also include a poem (instructions) and a picture of a ghost for them to post in their window so that they are not double boo-ed.
I searched and searched for the perfect printable. You see, most Boo-ing takes place in your own neighborhood. However, my daughter goes to school in the next town over, and wanted to Boo her friends from school. One thing I really liked about the printable I found is that the instructions say to Boo a "neighbor or friend" vs just saying to Boo a neighbor. It is black and white and you can download the ghost and poem for free, here.
Our Boo Treats
We decided to start our Boo with two treats. I purchased everything at our local Michaels (I know, it's my home away from home). We started with two Halloween themed buckets. We filled them with stickers, glow bracelets, some glow in the dark nail polish and makeup, a small craft, and of course candy! We also included a box of 4 homemade cupcakes with orange frosting and black sprinkles. We have never been boo-ed, so I wasn't quite sure what the typical treat is, but I think we did well.... I hope...
My Ninja Spy
The Princess turned into a total ninja. It was awesome! She quietly tip toed to the house. She thought I was crazy to stop for a photo, but participated anyway, probably because she knows it's pointless to fight it... She set the treats on the porch. Rang the doorbell and ran to the car. When we got in the car, she excitedly said, "that was fun! Did you see me? I looked like a ninja out there!". My kid is a natural at ding dong ditch. That's something to be proud of, right? I totally am. Haha!
I hope that you decide to start a Boo if you have not already been Boo-ed! It was so fun for The Princess to pick out the treats and ding dong ditch her friends!