I’ll never forget the look on my son’s face last year when he came home from school to find a bag of Halloween goodies for him on our front porch. Filled with glowsticks, a skeleton straw, and a handful of creepy candies, we had no idea who it was from. The note left with the little bag just said “You’ve Been Booed!” We found out later it was a Boo Basket, a Halloween trend designed to let kids spread the spirit of the season with their friends. What are Boo Baskets? They just might be the next Halloween tradition.
Think of a Boo Basket like an Easter basket, but with a Halloween theme. And rather than gifting Boo Baskets to your children, your children secretly gift them to their friends, as Make It Grateful explained. This is done by leaving a Boo Basket on a doorstep or in a mailbox for the buddy to find. Then the child who finds the Boo Basket is instructed to keep the spooky fun going by gifting a Boo Basket to another pal. Each Boo Basket should contain a letter with something that reads like his:
Enjoy your treats!
Hang the “We’ve Been Booed” sign on your door!.
Put together a Boo Basket for a neighbor (include treats and extra Boo Printables) within two days. Be sneaky!
You can make your own letter or use the helpful template on Alice & Lois
Once you have a few of those printed out, you can build your Boo Baskets. Candy is a must, but it’s also fun to mix up the contents with some other frightful products.
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