Wednesday, October 17, 2007

reason #87 why I love this neighborhood

Because we can do fun things like this:
You've been Boo'd
Now it's your turn to "Boo" two other people in the neighborhood:
Fill two bags with candy and treats.

Copy this letter and ghost twice.
Include a copy of this letter and the Boo ghost in your bag of treats and goodies for the neighbors that you choose.

After dark, and only with an adult, "Boo" two of your neighbors. Do not let the person that you are "Boo'ing" see you, for it adds to the fun of it all! Place the treat bag on the doorstep, ring the doorbell and run! You should "Boo" these people within 2 days of receiving your own treat.

Hang your own Boo ghost in your front window so that everyone can see that you have been "Boo'd" and will not Boo you again. It will be fun to see how many ghosts will appear in our neighborhood by Halloween! Please keep it safe and enjoy!

We had so much fun getting together our goodies to give! We went crazy with the dollar items at Michael's... I did fun Halloween rub-ons on the cheap-o paper gift bags and filled them with stickers and other stuff geared toward the neighbor kids. I got these adorable Halloween chinese take-out boxes we filled with Halloween brownies and candy corn, and even found some magic orange Halloween hot chocolate. It all turned out super cute. Wrapped up the little note and the Boo ghost in a snip of orange and black ribbon, and we were off to be a part of (hopefully) a fun neighborhood tradition!

Savannah and Ryan were the ones to "make the drop", and after Savannah rang the doorbell Ryan would scoop her up and run. She would giggle like crazy the whole time! So fun.

We found our own "Boo" package on our doorstep this morning. The kids were super excited. Dumping out the pumpkin bucket we found was like opening their Christmas stockings, complete with oooh's and ahhh's and gasps of excitement. Who knew Goldfish, Pez, candy corn, candles and stickers would get such a fun reaction?!

Have I mentioned I love it here? Because I do. I love that we're now in a neighborhood where everyone knows each other and I love that there are so many kids that things like this are really fun to do! It makes the holidays that much more special!


Christina said...

Ooh Heather, this is such a cute idea. Do you have any pictures of the Boo ghost? I'd love to start this in my neighborhood too, people are really social, there are lots of kiddos, and some people LOVE Halloween on our block (by the look of their decorations already). I always loved doing Secret Santas and Pals on Danceteam in high school and thought it was so much fun to prepare all the little notes and gifts with much detail. Unfortunately, usually I got someone in return who would write a note on lined school paper without much thought, or worse get nothing at all. But really, the fun in it is giving. If you have any other instructions with this Boo idea would you mind emailing them to me please? Thanks so much!

Christina said...

Hi, its me again. I actually ended up finding some "Boo" resources on the Internet. Thanks for posting the idea and your cute treats!

K.M. Laughlin said...

I got "booed" at school! Such a fun idea! I was actually going to tell you about it, but I guess I don't need to! I love your neighborhood too!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! I'm inspired to try it when I get a house. I love it!


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