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I've Been Booed

Since I have come to the point of embracing my new suburbanite lifestyle I decided to bring a very suburban tradition to my part of town. In my Mom’s incredibly suburban neighborhood the people participate in a silly game of “booing”. The concept of booing is that in the beginning of October someone will anonymously leave a Halloween / fall goody bag on their neighbors door. The bag should include the booing poem, and “I’ve been Booed” sign and instructions to make two similar bags and give anonymously. The fun quickly spreads and by the time Halloween rolls around most houses have an “I’ve been Booed” sign hanging in the window. I decided to start the tradition in both my neighborhood and office, slightly adjusting the poem for the office. For all of my booing adventures I gathers up cute holiday stuff from The Dollar Tree and Target with fun items. 1st round of boo bags: Trick or treat bag Halloween socks Happy Halloween sign Hanging Skelton Halloween cup with candy Halloween straw Halloween goblet Table top scarecrow In my neighborhood the two neighbors I picked posted their signs but didn’t appear to spread the fun. This made me sad. However, the fun really took off at my office. Earlier this week I received my “boo”: a pumpkin bucket filled with candy, a little pumpkin water globe, a candle shaped like a gravestone, little Halloween toys and a pink ribbon feather pen . . . clearly someone took note of the hot pink feather pen I use during the day. Not wanting to reveal myself as the original booer I quickly assembled two boos to give out. This time I also included a note letting the two know that whoever receives a boo the closest to Halloween is in charge of starting the booing next year. 2nd round of boo bags: Black cauldron bucket Betty crocker fall recipe book Magnetic note pad Fall mug Maple leaf cookies Apple cider mix Cinnamon sticks Hot cocoa packets Fall sign I’ve decided I like my second round of boo bags best and will try to model them closer to that next year. Hopefully someone will kick off the fun next October! This concept could also be used for the Christmas / Holiday season or really anytime when you feel you office could use a little fun cheer! The “Booing” Poem This Halloween there’s something new, A sweet surprise that’s called a “Boo!” Secret friends have left it here, To bring you some ghostly cheer! You’ve been boo’ed and it’s your turn to share, With friends or co-workers, anyone you dare! Put together two goody bags, spooky and fun Leave them on the desk and just run! Enclose this poem and the ghost, It’s an “I’ve Been Booed” sign for everyone to post! It’s the latest and greatest thing to do, Spreading Halloween cheer with just a little “BOO!”


  1. This is so cute! I want to do it!

  2. It's a ghetto thing.

  3. I boo'd my neighbor they did not boo back.. was def irritated

  4. I used to love doing this is our parents' neighborhood.


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