BOO! Be sure to grab these free You’ve Been Booed printables, learn more about this fun Halloween tradition, and find some booed basket ideas!
Printable You’ve Been Booed
Growing up, I would always cross my fingers that one of my friends or neighbors would doorbell ditch us with a You’ve Been Booed sign and treat bag.
Some years it happened, others it didn’t. But as an adult, I’ve realized that it’s something that I could easily start with my kids – we don’t always have to wait around for someone else to do it.
We created these printables years ago, and I think they’ve brought a lot of fun to the Halloween season for many families and individuals.
What is “You’ve Been Booed”?
This is a fun tradition where you put together a bag or plate of goodies and doorbell ditch it on somebody’s front porch. It usually has a Halloween theme, and you leave them with instructions to continue the booing/anonymous treat giving.
You also include a “We’ve Been Booed” sign for the recipient to put in their window (this is technically so no one else boos them…but really, I think it’s okay to boo someone more than once :).
There’s so much variation with how you can do this. You can bring treats, candy, small toys from the Dollar Tree…whatever you want!
It’s fun to see the signs pop up around the neighborhood. I think it’s a great community activity to get involved with!
I’ve seen teachers do “You’ve Been Booed” to different classrooms at my son’s old school. I think that’s a really fun thing for the teachers and children to participate in!
You’ve Been Booed Instructions
Here are the basic instructions this activity. You will find the printable below with these same instructions that you will include with the treats.
- Enjoy your treats
- Place your “we’ve been booed” sign on a window or door.
- Within two days, make two copies of the instructions and of the “We’ve Been Booed” sign and prepare two special treats
- Deliver the treats and papers to two friends or neighbors who haven’t been booed yet. Don’t let them see you! Guessing who booed you is part of the fun!
We made two versions, one in black and white and one in color, to hopefully make it easier to print.
Just print off one of the instructions to put with your treat, one of the “We’ve Been Booed” sheets, and ding dong ditch them at some friend’s house. You can sign up below in the box, or if you can’t see that, click here to get them sent straight to your email.
Feel free to print these for personal use only. After the printables, I’ve put a few ideas for what you could drop off. Enjoy!
You’ve Been Booed Printable
Below is the samples of the printables that you will receive when you download them above. We included a black and white and a colored one.
We’ve Been Booed Printable
This printable is for the sign that is put in the window to indicate they’ve been booed!
Booed Basket Ideas
There are lots of fun things you can drop off with your “You’ve Been Booed” sign – the sky is really the limit.
From delicious and seasonal treats to small little toys and trinkets, this is just a fun thing to do with your neighbors and friends. Who doesn’t love getting a little surprise on their doorstep?
If you are worried about allergies, non-candy treats are a great option.
I highly recommend checking out the Dollar Tree Halloween Section – chances are, you’ll be able to make a couple of really fun and inexpensive gift bags to drop off.
- Candied or Caramel Apples
- Pumpkin Bread
- Pretzel Toffee
- Cheesecake Caramel Pumpkin Cups
- Popcorn Balls
- Apple Butter
- Halloween Themed Coloring Book and Crayons
- Candy Corn Krispie Treats
- Fun Halloween Decoration
- Glow Sticks (can be found at The Dollar Tree)
- Pumpkin Candy Cookies
- Homemade Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Oreo Pops
- Soft Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies
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- The Best Dollar Store Halloween Costume Ideas
- Easy Halloween Tulle Wreath Tutorial
- Halloween Games and Activities for Kids
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.