You’ve Been Booed Free Printable for Halloween

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You may have heard the term “you’ve been booed” or “ghosting”.  It’s one of our favorite things to do on Halloween!

We put together a bag or basket full of Halloween goodies and drop them off secretly at a friend or family member’s house. 

Don’t tell them you’re coming or that you’ve been there. Just fill up a bag or basket with Halloween treats and leave a note attached letting them know that they’ve been booed and what to do to keep the tradition going. You’ve been booed is a pay-it-forward type of Halloween activity!

It’s a fun tradition that is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces! 

Ideas for the you’ve been booed bag

halloween candy peanut butter kisses


Who doesn’t love candy? Fill your bag or basket with lots of candy. Depending on the temperature in your city, you may want to skip the chocolate so that it doesn’t melt. Make sure the candy is wrapped so that it keeps the bugs and critters away!

Halloween Favors

Grab a bunch of fun Halloween toys or party favors and fill your you’ve been booed bag or basket up. This is a great healthier option since the kids are likely to get lots of candy on Halloween anyway.

Baked Goods

Feeling creative? Bake some cookies, cupcakes, or brownies, wrap them up, and put them in a bag or basket. Make sure that they don’t need to be refrigerated right away, just in case the recipient isn’t home when you drop them off. You can also gift a baking kit or the items they need to bake!

halloween craft ideas with toilet paper rolls

Craft Kits

If the kids in the home love to create things, why not fill the bag or basket up with a craft kit?! It will keep the kids entertained and they will have a finished project to display during Halloween!

Halloween Decor

Does the family love to decorate for Halloween? Why not get them a piece of decor that they can display every year? 

Halloween Apparel

Another great no-candy option is to get them some fun Halloween apparel! Make sure to double-check sizes before you buy!

hands grabbing popcorn with Halloween decorations

Halloween Movie and Snacks

Who doesn’t love a movie night? Fill the you’ve been booed bag with a Halloween movie DVD, some popcorn, and movie snacks! 

Halloween Books

Why not fill up a basket or bag with Halloween books for the kids?! That’s a fun and educational option!

you've been booed bag with a pile of candy

Now that you have some ideas, are you ready to start putting together your baskets and bags? To make it a little easier, I’ve created a free printable for you to use!  Just download and print our free you’ve been booed and we’ve been booed printables! 

If you download our you’ve been booed printable and use it and post it on social media, we’d love for you to tag @thesupermomlife!

Don’t forget to download our other free Halloween printables and check out our other Halloween costume ideas, crafts, and recipes. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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Want to surprise your friends and family on Halloween? Download our free printable you've been booed and attach it to a bag of treats!
Want to surprise your friends and family on Halloween? Download our free printable you've been booed and attach it to a bag of treats!

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  1. This is such a cute idea! I’ve never had this happen at home here in Ireland. Halloween isn’t celebrated as much as I would like here.

  2. A craft kit is such a great Idea! kids will surely love this. Also, thanks for the printables they will come handy for me one day.

  3. I love all your suggestions. That printable card looks so cute, it will be perfect for our little Halloween celebration at home.

  4. How cute! My neighbors always bring me a Halloween gift and I would love to add this to their gifts !

  5. we do candy and lots of candy! boo’ing is a big deal here – one year I “Boozed” some of my friends will small bottles of wine I think it was! such a fun lead up to Halloween. Although my kids complain because now with nest cameras its easier to tell who it is

  6. This is so timely for the upcoming Halloween! So nice! Can’t wait to have it for Nov. 1! The kids would love it.

  7. Glad I came over this post. Just in time for Halloween. We will be celebrating with family only and these printables will be a lot of help|!

  8. I love the Idea of dropping Halloween goodies. This is fun for the kids and thank you for the free printables!

  9. Dropping Halloween goodies secretly at a friend or family`s house is a great idea. They will surely love it and it`ll make them happy

  10. I would think that with these Covid times and concerns about what people do to the candy that it would be best to do books and crafts and things along that line. Thanks for posting that I haven’t even thought about it yet this year.

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      Not sure what type of friends and family you have, but mine don’t typically do things to the candy.

  11. I have heard so much about this, but I have never done this myself. Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for the printables.

  12. Our neighborhood does this and loves it! I don’t always get booed, but most of the families put it on FB and so I can see what’s going on!

  13. I love this roundup of Halloween ideas. Especially the baked goods, I love Halloween-themed treats! haha

  14. Thank you for the reminder! I’ve had neighbors “boo” us a few times in the past, and never think about starting it. Although doorbell cameras make it a bit harder to get away with now!

  15. This is a cute idea but I don’t think I like people enough to do this. I always worry someone will do it to us and then we’ll have to reciprocate, ha.

  16. Such a great idea! I’ve been looking for way to bring my neighborhood together for Halloween and this activity might just come in handy.

  17. This is the time when being booed is a good thing, so funny. These are great ideas and it is a great time to start prepping for Halloween

  18. Love these ideas to make Halloween much more fun. It gets tough to find new ideas every year so thanks for this!

  19. How adorable!! What a great gift for the neighbors. We usually have only about 3 trick-or-treaters, so focusing on making these instead would be worth it!