Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, besides it being my birthday I’ve always loved the spookiness and how goofy you can get with parties and costumes. Ever since I was a kid our family always participated in what we called BOOing!
BOOing someone is when you create a fun Halloween themed gift basket for one or two of your friends or neighbors. In the evening place the basket on their doorstep, quickly ring their doorbell and run away so that they find the basket but not who placed it there. Once the basket is discovered, the BOO basket recipient reads an included BOO tradition poem and hangs a “We’ve Been BOO’d” sign on their door. It’s then their turn to pass along a BOO to someone else and keep the tradition going.
Every year my kids and I look forward to creating our BOO basket themes and deciding who will be our BOO victims. I always like to find the most interesting and outrageous (yet kid friendly) items to place in our BOO baskets. I’ve always found that Cost Plus World Market offers the BEST Halloween items for our BOO baskets. Not only are they unique but they tend to have items I can’t find anywhere else. We created 3 different BOO themed baskets this year, take a look!
I love how pumpkins seem to embody fall and we love carving them into Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween. This pumpkin fun themed BOO basket really brings out the orange of Halloween!
Nothing screams Halloween like classic monsters! This Monster Bash BOO Basket is a great way to let our your inner ghoul and get a bit scary.
If you just can’t decide on a single theme, going with a classic Halloween goodie BOO basket is always a good way to go. Toss in anything you can find that a good Halloween party may need
BOO basket printables
No BOO basket is complete without the traditional BOO poem and instructions. These printables are perfect for rolling up and placing in your BOO basket to let your basket recipients know about the tradition, how to play and to place their “We’ve Been BOO’d” sign on their door so others know the ghouls have already visited!
Do you participate in the BOO tradition? Tell me about it!