As the spooky season approaches, it’s the perfect time to spread some Halloween cheer in your neighborhood with the time-honored tradition of “Booing” If you’re not familiar with this fun activity, it involves anonymously leaving treats and surprises on your neighbors’ doorsteps to celebrate the Halloween spirit. To help you get started and make this tradition even more fun, I have a fantastic collection of free printables that will make your booing adventures a real treat for everyone involved.

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These printables will jump-start the friendly, fun Halloween tradition where you secretly leave a gift basket or treat bag of goodies on your friend’s porch. Check out all our Halloween Coloring Pages for more free printables! They might be fun to include in your boo d basket.

You’ve Been Booed Ideas

When you boo a friend or neighbor, you leave a gift basket of small treats and candy at their front door with instructions to pass it on by booing their friends. The Boo’ed gift starts a chain reaction of delivering goodies, wishing everyone a Happy Halloween.

We love to boo (sometimes called spook) our friends and neighbors! Each year we try to change it up, so you will find loads of ideas. We have great ideas to create a cute basket in the list below. Fill with fun treats, free printable signs (or two), and much more!

Deliver lots of Halloween spirit, and create a fun sense of community with your neighbors! I hope you will be able to say “We’ve Been Booed!”

Free You’ve Been Booed Printables

We found all the best free You’ve Been Booed printables.  If you are looking to start the boo in your neighborhood sometime in the month of October, you have come to the right place! Pick your favorite idea, download the free printables, and get ready to boo the whole neighborhood.

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Free Booing Signs – Pennants and Flags

This mask wearing pumpkin is one of my most favorite ideas. Is it a cat or a jack all dressed up to wish you a Happy Halloween? Print off a free cat mask to attach to a plastic pumpkin for this cute boo treat! This post gives all the details on how to start the boo in your neighborhood.

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Cat Jack o Lantern

We like to make it easy to boo! Print off the Boo Sign door hanger, fold it in half, and punch a hole at the top for the doorknob. Secretly hang on your friend’s door and leave some goodies on their doorstep. Click the link to print!

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Ghost Door Hanger

This Boo Poem keeps friends from having to make copies. Just fill a container with treats. Instruct your friend to keep the treats, then refill the container and pass it along to another friend!

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Boo Poem

Print these Boo d Instructions for an easy way to spread Halloween cheer!

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We love thinking up new ways to spread holiday cheer! This Kids Magic Broom is a unique way to make some fun! Just place on the porch of the person to find.

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Kids Magic Broom

Sneaking across your friend’s yard to deliver treats to your neighbor’s doorstep is a great way to make family memories! This doorbell ditch is one of our most loved traditions. The fun part is the knock and run! May Day would be our next favorite fun tradition.

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Youve Booed Free Printables – This clever sign gets cut in half to make a door sign and also instruction sheet.

This cute little ghost peeks out of a gift sack to say “I’ve Been Booed!”

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Printables and Poem for darling Boo Bags

Do you like to sew? This Ghost Bag is a fun little project. Print the poem and ghost on the fabric first, then sew it into a little bag. Friends then refill the ghost bag as it travels from house to house. You won’t believe how easy it is do print at home on muslin with the help of freezer paper.

Ghost Bag

This free tag works great for a ghost bucket or bag. Fill with Halloween treats for a BOO basket of treats.

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Tombstone Shaped Sign for the boo gift

You’ve Been Spooked

Some people prefer to say spooked. You might see this tradition and want to use these We’ve Been Spooked Printable Signs The black and white signs are perfect for making spooktacular memories with your kids and neighbors!

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Spooked Free Printable Sign

You’ve Been BOOzed for adults only

We booed our neighbors for years. But as our kids have gotten older, they’re not so eager to continue this tradition. We decided then they shouldn’t have all the fun – so we made our own adult “youve been BOOzed!” Trust us! Booze your neighbors. You will have so much fun and they will love it.

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Youve been BOOzed printable gift tag

More Boo d Ideas

Check out these other fun ideas from around the web.

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Cute printable from Thirty Handmade Days.
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Simply Kierste is clever!
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Fun Neighborhood Boo is by Six Sisters Stuff. (not available)
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Boo Bucket by Crazy Little Projects is a nice twist on treats.

What Should You Put in a Been Boo’d Kit?

Head to the Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Target Dollar Spot or even the grocery store to find a Halloween bucket and all the items to go inside. Here are a few ideas of things to include.

  • stickers
  • pencils
  • trinkets
  • Halloween candy
  • anything orange and festive
  • silly string
  • s’more supplies
  • glow sticks
  • bubbles
  • Halloween Game
  • Halloween Decor
  • homemade treats and Halloween goodies
  • stickers
  • Halloween cookies
  • small toys
  • seasonal decor
  • Halloween themed books

You’ve Been Booed is a delightful Halloween tradition that brings joy and excitement to your entire neighborhood. With our free printables and creative ideas, you can easily participate in this heartwarming game. It’s a wonderful way to strengthen community bonds and make the Halloween season even more special. So, grab your Boo bags, print out our free pdf files, and get ready to spread some Halloween cheer with your neighbors. Happy haunting!

Here are some more fun Halloween Activities

Lastly, check out our other activities to make your Halloween parties and trick-or-treating a hit!

I hope you love these Halloween ideas!

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  1. Would like ghost and bat template. I saw it in Women’s Day Everything Halloween magazine. Thank you nan

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