One of my favorite memories of Halloween as a child was going “boo’ing”. If you’re not familiar with this tradition then you are seriously missing out. I haven’t been “boo’ing” since I was about 10 years old but the thought of going again has crossed my mind every year since. Now that we have Hera to celebrate Halloween with this year, I thought it was time to start up this tradition again! Even though she may only be 9 months old, it won’t stop me from using her as an excuse to spread a little Halloween cheer. Okay, so for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain: Boo’ing is when you wrap up little baskets filled with Halloween treats and secretly deliver them to your friends. Once you’ve received your “Boo!” you place a sign in your window letting others know that you have already been “boo’d”. You then make two copies of the little notes inside, make two Halloween treat bags, and then secretly deliver them to two of your friends that have yet to be “boo’d”. It’s so fun to see the neighborhood streets become lined with “We’ve Been Boo’d!” signs as Halloween draws nearer and nearer and it’s such a simple way to spread some festive cheer. I’ve been counting down the days until October 1st so Hera and I can set out to “Boo!”. I thought I’d share with you guys the little treat bags I put together for Hera’s friends along with some free printable “Boo!” signs and notes that I whipped up for you to do your own Boo’ing! So have at it!
Every year we go to our family friend’s big Halloween Party; last year I was pregnant – so this will be Hera’s first Halloween! I cannot wait to take her to the pumpkin patch! If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen Hera’s Halloween costume I have been working on. She’s going as Little Red Riding Hood! I’ve yet to still figure out what I’m going to be, I was kind of thinking about being the BIG BAD WOLF! What do you think? Do you guys have any awesome Halloween traditions?
For our “Boo!” Bags I hand drew the children’s name in a metallic paint pen and filled them with fun (and cheap!) treasures we picked up such as: a “design your own” coffee mug, some stickers, classic spider rings and some sweet treats! I also found some super cute ribbon that resembled spiderwebs at Michael’s Craft store that I couldn’t resist. It was only $1! I tied on a few seasonal findings that I had laying around and viola! A cute, fun and festive little goody bag for our “spook”tacular friends! (And yes, I’m going to be that cheesy person with horrible Halloween jokes, don’t get me started on my “Howl”aween Dog Treats I made last year! Hope you guys have as much fun spreading a little Halloween cheer as we did!