How to Boo Your Neighbors

Boo Your Neighbors?! Have you heard of it? No? Then come and learn how to boo your neighbors today.. yes? Read on for some great Boo Your Neighbors inspiration and ideas (including printables). We love fun community orientated Halloween Activities for the Family. And Boo Your Neighbors is a perfect community project idea! I think Booing your Neighbors is also a great way to celebrate Halloween – we paricularly enjoying doing some Halloween baking for our neighbor’s gift (info and recipes linked below). We have more Halloween Family Activities & Ideas here.

What is Boo Your Neighbors? And How do you Boo Your Neighbors?

Boo Your Neighbours is a simple “pay it forward” idea, though you can also “run” it as a Secret Santa type community activity. The idea is simple. Pick a Neighbour that you feel needs a little pick me up. Create a Halloween Bucket of treats and leave it on their front door. Add a little note explaining Boo Your Neighbours and the pay it forward concept. The knock.. and run way!

The recipient is encouraged to “pay it forward” and in turn also create a Halloween Gift Pack, do boo another set of neighbours with!

If you are keen for a “return package” (though this isn’t the idea behind it, but understand, that some children may be hopeful…), you can organise yourself with a few neighbours and agree a type of secret Santa and Boo each other in this way too!

What to put in your Boo Your Neighbours Bucket/ Gift

Personally, I love all things crafty and non candy.. but of course Halloween is ALL about the Candy.. so why not add a mix of things? Either create a little craft kit (see some ideas below), add fun things like Halloween Pencils AND of course some sweets.

Great Boo Your Neighbours Ideas

Creating a “Boo Your Neighbours” gift can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. It can contain sweets and candy, or it can contain other Halloween Gifts such as Halloween Pencils and erasers or small toys. Here are some lovely Boo Your Neighbour Ideas from fellow bloggers. I particularly like the “crafty ones”, as you can involve the kids in making these. I also love additions such as “edible eyes” as that encourges baking fun!

Boo Your Neighbours Tea Party

We had a week of fun baking last year.. and had ourselves a Halloween Tea Party/ Spooky Movie Night! As part of this… we had PLENTY of Halloween Goodies to share, so made up some surprise parcels and drop them off with local friends. I think they are perfect as a Boo Your Neighbours gift – just make sure they like homemade treats first!

Free You’v Been Boo’d Printables

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We have a some super simple (and cute) “You’ve Been Boo’d” printable notes for you to grab for free!! Happing Boo’ing.

Creative Boo Your Neighbours Ideas

Make these adorable mini Pumpkin Treat Boxes! Aren’t they lovely? We popped smarties inside.. but you can put any Halloween Snack or small gift!

As mentioned, I do love the crafty boo buckets.. as they are a fun way to include the kids. It is also a great way to show, that you don’t have to do a “Massive” gift in order to take part and put a smile on someone’s face! Such a sweet Halloween Treat indeed. Find the full instructions over on Thrifty Jinxy.

Similarly you may like our Mini Bat Goodie Bags!

A Dab of Glue has this lovely Boo Bucket for Teachers! I love the addition of crafty goodies and colouring crayons! A fun way to get the teaching community together as well as supply fun resources for the classroom! Includes a free You’ve Been Boo’ed printable.

Or how about this ADORABLE Pumpkin Painting Kit? Isn’t it cute?!? Love this idea as a Boo Your Neighbours surprise. More info over on Protecting Your Pennies!

The Thrifty Jinxy also has this Halloween Bandana version – love that you can literally use ANYTHING to make your Boo Gift for your neighbours.

Diana Rambles has a fun idea – make Batik/ Tie Dye Spiderweb shirts as part of your Boo Bucket. The kids and I did tie dying for the first time this Summer and they loved it. This would be a fabulous follow on activity!

ADORE this super cute Halloween Smores Pack! Wow. How darling? I need to find some Ghost Marshmallows here in the UK!!! Find out mroe from Yellow Bliss Road.

How cute are these Boo Your Neighbors Cones? Inlcudes a printables. Love these.

Or grab your free Candy Cane Cone from Frog Prince Paperie!

This Boo Your Neighbors Gift Comes with a free Black Cat Mask too! How cute. Visit Skip to My Lou for your copy!

Or how cute is this Witch’s Broom as a Boo Your Neighbor’s Gift? Again by the fabulous Skip to My Lou!

Or HOW cute are these Treat Boxes by Lawn Fawn? Love!

Cook Eat Go has more inspiration and printable fun!

More wonderful You’ve Been Boo’ed Printables from Leap of Faith Crafting.

Or try this cute printable boo your neighbours, from Our Home Made Easy.

Actually.. what was I thinking.. never mind the kids. Here is a printable perfect for adults in the ‘hood who need a smile and some support! Coffee and Carpool likes to “You’ve been boozed” people. Make mine a prosecco please!

Extension Ideas – Thanksgiving

If you love the boo your neighbours idea.. you can also do this for Thanksgiving and have a go at this Free printable “You’ve Been Gobbled” neighborhood activity for Thanksgiving.

You may also enjoy our Halloween Scavenger Hunt Printables:

Check out more of our Family Halloween Ideas here: