Monday, 21 October 2013

We have been Boo'd

We got back from holiday and the kids were surprised to find a "Boo" bag hanging on our front door.  We are told by our new neighbors that is is a Halloween tradition in our area.  I don't know if other areas of the country do this or if it is just a St Louis thing.  But this is what we found:)
This is done anonymously 

A poem explaining what this is about and how to pass it on:)

Lots of treats for the kids to enjoy

Next you post a sign on your front door that your family has already been boo'd so you aren't mistakenly boo'd again.

The kids were excited to be included in this activity and we are working on getting our 2 bags ready to pass on this week!  We have had fun looking at all the houses and seeing which ones have been boo'd and which haven't.  We have already discover one house with a young'n that needs to be boo'd:)!  I think this is such a sweet and cute idea.  Let me know if your area does it too:)!


  1. I've never heard of that, but it sounds like a neat tradition that helps build community spirit. Awesome!

  2. We got Booed for the first time ever this year. The kids loved participating, and we ended up booing six other doorsteps.

  3. Love this tradition!
    I just heard abt this recently as well happening on the west coast. Apparently it's a huge thing out there.
    Have a great day!

  4. I’ve never heard of that before. That’s pretty cool! Our family stopped for lunch in St. Louis on the way home from our summer vacation to the gulf.

  5. We had this happen to us once, when we lived Gilroy, CA. The gift we received was super cute candles that I knew were super, duper expensive. It was like two days before Halloween and everything was sold out, plus I wasn't sure how much to spend, since the candles we received (and still have 15 years later) were were like $50. Plus, every neighbor on the street had already been booed and i had to walk really far to find a neighbor that hadn't been booed (with a toddler on the hip and three little ones in tow). It ended up being super stressful for me, as a result, but under normal circumstances is a super cute idea!

  6. Oh! That sounds so fun! What a lovely idea :-)