You’ve been booed! Have these printable signs taken over your neighborhood yet because it’s the only thing that’s going on every night over here? Our doorbell rings, giggling ensues, and then a huge candy drop happens on our front porch. A fun Halloween tradition to include when planning seasonal activities with the kids that the whole neighborhood will enjoy.
(right click on the image above and save it to your desktop. then print as many copies as you’d like)
You’ve Been Booed – Free Printable Halloween Sign For Candy Drops
During the entire month of October, you can use this Boo sign to gift some Halloween cheer, fun treats, and a little bit of love to your neighbor and friends. Consider it as a festive chain letter. When you get booed, it means that you should spread some joy to a few people you know that live nearby. A little surprise can go a long way.
I created a free printable for you to download in case you wanted to take part in the action! If you haven’t heard about the boo letter phenomenon yet, let me break it down for you. There really isn’t much you need to get started except a small bag of treats, this printable PDF, and a little extra time on your hands.
What Does It Mean To Boo Your Neighbor?
When you BOO your neighbor you basically surprising them with a secret candy treat. A few years ago, we got booed maybe 2 times a season. Last year, we were surprised once or twice a night! It’s a BIG THING on Long Island. Here’s how to get started:
- Step 1: Print as many copies as you need of these free printables.
- Step 2: Head to the Dollar Tree or your local candy shop and create little baggies filled with Halloween goodies, candy corn, homemade treats, small toys or sweet treats. Do not put your name on a gift tag attached to the miniature gift baskets. Everything you do will be in secret.
- Step 3: Figure out how many children you want to visit every night. You can visit everyone at once or split up sections of your town. that’s up to you. Splitting it up makes the fun activity last longer.
- Step 4: When your child goes up to their friend’s house, they have to ring doorbells and RUN! It’s really about the doorbell ditch and hide tactic. You don’t want to get caught. The whole family can really get involved with this. Older siblings making sure the neighbor’s door is closed while the younger ones approach. My kids love this part.
- Step 5: Don’t forget about the new neighbors. We like to take our class list and make sure we get everyone that our children are in school with and offer them some small treats and holiday cheer.
Tell your little ones to look for trees, bushes, corners, to use for shelter. Remind them that they need to get back to the car as quickly as possible. The main objective is not to be caught.
Using the “You’ve Been Booed” printable will help neighbors understand what is happening when they find random candy at their door. During the holiday season, it is very common in certain neighborhoods, however during Halloween time some families might not understand what is happening. That’s why the printout will help. The boo instructions will explain it all. Part of the fun is then passing along some candy to others – hopefully, when you get booed, you will do the same.
There are so many great ideas to consider when making Halloween gift baggies. It’s a favorite Halloween tradition my children look forward to time and time again. Besides, this way, kids can start enjoying Halloween candy a few weeks before the big day. What a great way to get everyone into the right spirit!
Happy Halloween! This free printable sign is for personal use only.
Do you have any fun ideas to share?