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   Oct 22 2012

Boo to You Too!

Besides being my favorite day of the year, our neighborhood is a lot of fun at Halloween. Many houses get serious about decorating–this was ours last year:

(Visit here to see last year’s recap.) This year we’ve added even more decorations, both inside and out!

Hundreds of people flood our streets for trick-or-treating on Halloween night. I stockpile candy all month long.

But in the weeks before Halloween, it is a tradition for lot’s of Boo-ing to take place.

I wrote about our experience last year and how much the kids loved coming home to find a Halloween treat on the front porch, but even more they loved ‘booing’ other people. The thrill of sneaking up to a house, leaving a goodie bag, ringing the doorbell and running away is beyond exciting fun for them!

So instead of just two like last year, we put together five goodie bags a few days ago.

They were for families we know with kids so we included stickers, glow sticks, pencils, bubbles, reusable straws, a stamp pad, flashlight and of course, some small bags of candy.

And then, under the cover of darkness, two very giddy boys set off like stealth ninjas in the night, with giggly parents in tow.

Have you ever been Boo-ed or Boo-ed someone else?

If you’d like to start this fun tradition in your own neighborhood (or with co-workers!) go to BeenBooed, print out your own “You’ve Been Boo-ed!” sheet, fill a bag or bucket with treats and watch the fun spread.

I have to admit, I had just as much fun as the kids did!

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  1. Jeanette says:

    Love that you do this! Can’t wait to see your house and

  2. Mary says:

    Your house is the most awesome! The kids and I love Boo-ing, we had better get busy though!

  3. If I give you my address, will you send the boys down to Texas to boo us??

    Your house looks fantastic!

  4. I love how festive you guys get! Halloween is my #1 favorite holiday. I wish I could still go trick-or-treating!

  5. Laura says:

    I have never heard of boo-ing… but what a fun concept. I can see why kids would love it!

  6. I love those silhouettes in your windows. They’re so cool!
    I’ve never heard of ‘booing’ before but it sounds so much fun!

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