You’ve Been Booed: A Halloween How-To

October 2018

The doorbell rings and your kid runs to answer it…with you trailing closely behind. The door swings open, but there isn’t a soul in sight. You look down at the doorstep and notice some goodies with a colorful note attached. Your kid shouts: “Mom, we’ve been BOOED!”

The new Halloween trend of “booing” has been gaining in popularity over the last few years—giving kids a unique way to surprise their friends anonymously during the spooky season.

The idea is for little ones to leave some goodies on a friend’s doorstep without being seen, then encourage the recipient to pay it forward to two more friends.

 

To help your kid start a BOO in your neighborhood:

  • A couple weeks before Halloween, work with your kid to put together some simple and festive treats. Think pretzels, temporary tattoos, a Halloween pencil and, of course, Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. To hold the goodies, we love the idea of using a jack-o’-lantern bucket or a plastic witch’s cauldron that can later be repurposed for Halloween parties or trick-or-treating.
  • Download and print our YOU’VE BEEN BOOED sheet and attach it to the basket. It includes a frighteningly fun poem to let your recipient know what’s afoot! Note that the sheet includes a URL at the bottom so people can go online to print additional copies and keep the party going. The poem reads:

 

YOU’VE BEEN BOOED

With fall upon us and Halloween near

A ghost dropped by to spread some cheer

Enjoy these goodies left at your door

Then get new treats and boo two more

Surprise a friend but stay out of sight

Let’s spread some cheer by Halloween night!

 

  • Once you’ve assembled the basket and attached the poem, it’s booing time! Take your kid to their friend’s house and sneak up to the doorstep together to leave the goodies without getting caught.

 

Happy Halloween from all of us at Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Made with real fruit and colors from natural sources, our gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free kids snacks are the perfect choice for classroom parties and trick-or-treating. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more kid-friendly ideas and inspiration!