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Boo To You………….

October 22, 2010

There is a spooky goblin in our neighborhood who is playing tricks with treats. He’s “booing” people left and right.

I had never heard of this little Halloween Boofest until we moved into our neighborhood and had kids old enough to play with other kids. But it is tons o’ fun.

It’s a delightful, frightful treat to hear your doorbell ring, followed by laughter, and then followed by the sound of really fast running feet. Yep, this might just be the only time it’s okay to ding dong ditch.

Then you find something like this on your doorstep….and you try to spy the goblin. They are quick little boogers though.

A “Boo” sign magically appears taped to your door – so others know that you have been “Boo’ed”.

Inside your basket of boo treats is this note…..

Happy Halloween!!

The air is cool, the season is fall
Soon Halloween will come to all
The Spooks are after things to do
A ghoulish one just visited you
BOO! Is your shield from the witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power
On your front door is where it works
To ward off spooks and scary jerks
This cryptic note comes with a treat
Enjoy them both, they are yours to keep
The power comes when friends like you
Copy this and make it two
We’ll all have smiles upon our faces
No one knows who Boo’ed whose places
Just one short day to work your spell
Or a Zap might just strike your tail
Please join the fun and share the spirit
A great big BOO – come on let’s hear it!

Enjoy your treats!!

1) Place the BOO on your front door
2) Now you have 24 hours to copy this twice, gather two treats, and
secretly deliver them to a neighbor who does not have a BOO sign yet.

The kids love it and I have to say, it’s fun for parents too.

There are a few “rules” you should consider.

First, and most importantly, do not try to out “boo” your friends. Sure the recipient will enjoy the super duper boo basket – but then there’s pressure to out boo you. Then it’s no fun. Keep it simple. Remember in just a few days, everyone will have more candy than they know what to do with.

Then, try not to boo people twice – there will be someone who has not been boo’ed yet – and believe me, they are waiting for it.

Anyone can start booing. In fact, if your neighborhood has not yet begun the Boofest celebration – your boo-ological clock should be ticking. Time’s a wastin’.

Please don’t stress out about how cute your container is. The kids dump it all out and throw the container to the side. In fact, recycle and use the container you received!

And most importantly – don’t consider this a game just for kids. How much would adults with no kids in the house love to be boo’ed with a bottle of wine or some more grown up candy?

Happy Booing.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2010 6:29 pm

    it might be the perfect time to start something fun in the Hood!

  2. October 23, 2010 4:45 am

    Oh HOW much fun will this be to start today in “The Hood” of Shanti Niketan??

    Love it!!

    (It had just started in our old neighborhood when we were leaving, so this was a fun reminder!)

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