Boo Someone: A Halloween Tradition -Takes On New Life During Pandemic

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid October 13, 2019

Traditions start in all kinds of ways. Our parents taught us something and we carry it on generation after generation. Sometimes we start our own from being gifted the tradition from someone else. 

One October I arrived home after a day or work and running errands and discovered a surprise on our front door. A goodies bag filled with treats and a sing that said "You've been Boo'ed!"

I thought "What?"

This fun tradition has become very popular in neighborhoods throughout the whole month of October. This year is a perfect time to Boo a friend or neighbor with something fun or useful! 

Just pick a family in your neighborhood or someone you want to do something nice for.
Go to the dollar bin at a local store or check out the dollar store and find something fun and not too expensive.
Look for things that that family (kids) will like, Halloween pencils, erasers, stickers, tattoos, some candy, then put them together into the Boo Bags.
You can put together fun bags or useful bags (things for school or toys etc). Make as many as you like.
On the outside of the bag or basket, put a note with this poem or some other variation (you can find several on line)
Then they can put this Ghost in their window after they've been boo'ed so they don't get boo'ed again.
Place bag on door step or somewhere visible.

Then make sure they don't see you.

The air is cool, The season Fall,
soon Halloween will come for all.
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore,
Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do.
In fact one brought this "Boo" to you.
The excitement comes when friends like you.
Copy this note and make it two.
We'll all have smiles upon our faces,
no one will know who "BOO'ed" whose places!
Just two short days to work your spell.
Keep it secret, hide it well.
Please join the fun, the season's here
just spread these "Boo's" and Halloween Cheer.