Print your own You've Been Booed Free Printable to share some Halloween treats with your neighborhood! Use the poem sign and door hanger (color or black and white pdf versions available) to give neighbors goodies for Halloween fun.
Happy (almost) Halloween, everyone! Have you ever heard of booing your neighbors? This is a super cute activity for both kids and adults in your neighborhood that you can do anytime in the month of October.
How to Play You've Been Booed
The idea is really simple. Without your neighbor knowing, anonymously drop off a basket of goodies on their front porch with the sign and door hanger printables linked at the bottom of this post. The poem on the big sign gives all of the instructions they'll need (in cute poem form). First, they will make a copy of the sign and door hanger for 2 other neighbors (the qr code on the door hanger printable links back to this post so they can print it easily). Then, they will make a bucket of goodies and drop the goodies off on their neighbor's doorstep when they won't be caught (think “doorbell ditch” game).
Once they find their goodies and instructions, the next neighbors will keep the “You've Been Booed” train going by doing all of the same for 2 neighbors. You can probably see how this spreads quickly. Once a house has been booed, they hang the door hanger on their front door to let other neighbors know they've already been booed. Before you know it, your whole neighborhood will have a little bit of Halloween cheer!
Ideas for What To Put in a Boo Basket
There really are endless possibilities for what little surprises you give your friends and neighbors as “boo gifts.” You can go as small as a mini treat bag or as big as a whole gift basket of goodies.
Ideas For Kids
- Halloween candy
- Small toys and trinkets from Target Dollar Spot or the dollar tree
- Homemade treats, like cookies or candy
- A pumpkin and paint to decorate
- Halloween face paint
- Trick or treat buckets/bags
- Halloween t-shirt
Ideas For Adults
- Small gift certificates
- Invitation to neighborhood dinner party
- “Make your own drink” (can of soda and liquor mini)
- Fall decor
You've Been Booed Free Printables
The printable signs you see in this post are totally free! Just click the links below to download the pdf version of these pages. You can download in color or black and white.
How to Use the You've Bee Booed free printable PDF
Whether you're just getting this neighborhood tradition started or you're here from the QR code to download the printable signs, you'll do this the same way!
Print 2 of the poem signs (first link above) and 1 of the door hanger pages (second link above). Cut the door hanger page in half and clip the qr code section at the bottom off of the door hanger. Set the signs up similarly to how I have them pictured, including the qr code somewhere in the basket of treats. That way, your neighbors will be able to easily print these pages for themselves!
Video: You've Been Booed Free Printables
I hope these You've Been Booed free printable signs start a fun Halloween tradition in your neighborhood! Spread a little joy by giving your friends and neighbors a few small treats to brighten the start of their holiday season. This little activity is lots of fun for both kids and adults. You can get so creative with the fun things you give in your You've Been Booed goodie bags.
Happy Halloween, everyone! 🎃