The first October in my current house we were having dinner when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer there was a little bag on my front porch. Inside the bag there were treats, a picture of a ghost and a little poem. The poem explained that I was to put the ghost picture on my door and then “Boo” two of my neighbors with their own bags of treats. (The ghost on the door would let me know who had already gotten treats and who was still waiting.) That was my first introduction to getting Boo’ed.
I actually started the tradition of Boo’ing at my office and it’s still going strong. Everyone looks forward to Boo’ing season and it’s fun to watch it spread throughout work.
This year I heard about a new idea: Boo’ing by mail! I knew just the person-a blogging friend who I had just worked with on a project.
Since I was sending this to a household with five people I wanted to send five Boo bags. I started with everyone’s favorite: chocolate! Specifically mini sized Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, and Twix bars. I also included full size versions of each of those, plus a bag of M&Ms for good measure. (I have always heard tales of the mysterious house who handed out full size candy bars on Halloween, but I’ve never gotten one. I figured I could be the mysterious person who put full size candy bars in my Boo bags.)
I divided my candy between the five bags, and added a little spooky treat as well. (Plastic spiders, bats, skeletons, etc.) I used simple black paper bags for the treats. Using a hole punch I threaded orange ribbon through each corner to close the bags.
I finished everything off with a fun note, including a really cute vampire bunny image I found online and a poem. I hope everyone enjoys their treats-and I hope you’re inspired to “Boo” someone yourself!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own and all candy has been mailed. So I think I need to go buy some.