Have you been wanting to BOO your neighbor? I’m sharing more about this fun Halloween idea and what you need to get started!
I will be the first to tell you that I wasn’t too familiar with the “boo your neighbor” Halloween idea. Our house has gotten fun little treats on our porch from neighbors before, but a whole gift basket showing up in the form of a game? This was new.
How To Boo Your Neighbor For Halloween
Thankfully there was a giant self-explanatory note in my BOO basket, but honestly, the whole basket made my day and I was totally blown away by the kindness of a stranger.
My basket included wine, beer, candy, chocolates, dog treats and toys, and a $25 Starbucks gift card, and it was all packaged in a super cute festive basket.
I immediately started brainstorming how I could pay it forward, and after posting about it on Instagram, I got a ton of ideas from people who do this in their own neighborhoods every year. Who knew?!
Boo Your Neighbor
I’ll first admit that I took longer than two days to put all this together and neglected to read the part about paying it forward to two people. Oops! I felt really badly about that after the fact and it was a good lesson in reading the directions.
In any case, I made a list of all the ideas I had and crossed my fingers that Target would have what I wanted since Hawaii sells out of holiday stuff so quickly.
Boo Basket Ideas
I knew I wanted something for the whole family. Candy for the kids and alcohol for the adults seemed like a no brainer, but I also wanted an activity. I got cookie cutters, sugar cookie mix, icing, metallic sprinkles, and edible googly eyes for a cookie making party.
But then I got nervous there might be a food allergy in the family. So I found these adorable paper mâché pumpkins that were paintable, and included a couple bottles of non-toxic paint and paintbrushes.
I put in a pumpkin candle, as well as some of my original photography, a wooden sign from a local boutique, and – of course – Lysol wipes. I feel like I am too practical sometimes, but you can never have enough!
Items I also considered, include: a board game, custom cookies made by a local baker, Halloween movie/DVD and movie night essentials (popcorn, cozy socks, candy!), a DIY hot chocolate bar (powder, marshmallows, mugs), coloring books, stickers, and reusable water bottles.
I have no idea if my neighbor got their fun BOO basket yet, but I hope it makes their day like it made mine. Happy Halloween, everyone!