Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Have you ever been booed?

This is Halloween, this is Halloween,

Pumpkins scream in the dead of night.

This is Halloween, this is Halloween,

Trick or Treat 'til your neighbors [almost] die of fright.

~Nightmare Before Christmas
Happy Halloween!  Have you ever been booed before?  It is a game (sort of) that my neighborhood does every October.  This year I was "booed" very late--yesterday actually!  I get to go out tonight after the trick-or-treaters and boo someone else. 
At this point you're probably wandering what I'm talking about. 

This piece of paper was in the bag left on my doorstop.  It says, "place the 'we've been booed' sign in your window.  Within 2 days, make 2 copies of these instructions and the 'we've been booed' sign and gather two special treats.  Deliver the treats and papers to two other houses in your neighborhood who haven't been booed yet.  Don't let them see you do it--guessing who booed you is part of the fun!"

I went out after work today and put together my boo-packages for two lucky neighbors. 

Boo #1:  After "trick-or-treaters" relaxation

A small bottle of sparkling apple cider and two Reese's pumpkins (my favorite this time of year) and Gingerbread Spice caffeine free tea (I'm trying to convert my neighbors to Tea-dom)

A Halloween themed oven mitt (the last one by the way...I went to two different Dollar Trees and they are already switching over to Christmas!)

and a relaxing pumpkin pie scented candle.

Boo #2:  Halloween storytime
In this boo bag I have two Reese's again and some dish towels with embroidered pumpkins--you can never have enough dish towels.  I also found a Halloween themed children's book at Marshalls on sale with cute artwork, so I bought it to put in the bag as well.  There are lots of babies in my neighborhood right now.
Of course, the best part of the gift is the tea!
Sweet Harvest Pumpkin by Celestial Seasonings.  I love pumpkin teas, but I don't think I've ever tried this one (how I managed that, I don't know!).  The tea was on sale at Target, so I also bought myself a box.  This tea might show up again :).

I think I hear the door, so I should get going.  Hopefully I don't have to start candy rationing! 

Happy Halloween!


  1. Sounds fun! You have some great neighbors and I bet they appreciate a warm cup of tea..and might even guess it's you that 'booed' them since tea was in the basket :)

  2. Hi Carrie,
    I love your Hallowe'en goodies and your table setting posted below is beautiful! Love, love, love your chandelier! That teacup with the royal blue and yellow is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for visiting me! Happy Hallowe'en! Karen

  3. What a good idea ! One could use a similar way to celebrate other holidays too, plus, it must engender a bit more friendliness within a neighborhood, and that is always a good thing. Glad you were "booed" !


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