You’ve Been Booed!

How to Ghost or Boo Your Friends.

booGhosting or Boo-ing season has begun! My kids love Boo-ing more than trick or treating. Every year, they seem to start earlier and their boo-ing bags get more elaborate. New to ghosting? The ghosting season starts October 1 and lasts until Halloween. The kids put together a goodie bag with candy and treats. Once it’s dark, they head out to their friends’ houses, leave the bag by the door, ring the bell and run. The older kids usually run out of the house in an attempt to catch the Boo-ers. The little kids stand at the door and squeal with excitement of pre-Halloween treats.

And it’s as exciting to be boo-ed as it is to boo. Every night from October 1 – 31, my kids sit anxiously at the dinner table quietly chewing as they await the ring of the bell. Since they are older, they try to catch the boo-ers. When they don’t, there’s endless guessing based on the contents of the bag about who their boo-er might be.

boo-edIf you want to start the season, print out one of these “You’ve Been Booed” signs to get the booing started in your neighborhood. Get some little goodie bags or let your kids decorate brown paper bags.

Even better is hearing the doorbell ring and opening it to find a bottle of wine with a note that says “You’ve Been Boozed.” “Booze” a friend or a kind neighbor.

Wow, I really need to paint my trim.

Wow, I really need to paint my trim.

 

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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