Grab these free printable You’ve Been Booed printables to put with your treats to spread Halloween cheer. For adults, You’ve Been Boozed printables are included for you!
Hearing my kids squeal and laugh are the memories I cherish forever. A lot of the squeals centered around getting Booed during the month of October.
If you’ve never received a “You’ve Been Booed” paper and treats or looking to start a new tradition among your neighbors or friends, let me fill you in.
The first part of the post will go over booing someone and then we’ll talk about boozing your friends so the adults can have some fun too!
You’ve Been Booed Tradition Info
The basis of a neighborhood boo is to spread treats and cheer to others in secret. It is an easy and fun custom that the whole family can get involved with.
Usually, one neighbor starts the Booing at the beginning of October. If you don’t have this fun tradition in your neighborhood yet, you should start it!
It takes quite a few weeks for the boos to spread throughout the neighborhood and this is how it works. One person puts together two Boo baskets filled with treats, simple decor, favors, etc and puts a boo sheet into each of them.
The boo sheets are two free boo printables (download button below). The first sheet states “You’ve Been Booed” or “You’ve Been Boozed” and outlines the directions of how to proceed.
The second boo sheet will say something like “We’ve Been Booed” or “Been Boozed” and this is the sheet the recipient will hang where others can see. Like in a window, on a door, on an outside decoration, etc.
It just shows other neighbors that you’ve already been booed (AKA has gotten a secret treat), so they will know to skip your house and give it to someone who does not have a boo sign in the window.
Booing Your Neighbors
The really fun part of this tradition is the secrecy and trying to guess who booed you. My kids loved guessing who they thought it was and sometimes they did figure it out.
The other fun part is leaving it on a doorstep and not getting caught. The kids love coming up with a plan on whose house they are going to boo and waiting for it to get dark. Then they’ll sneak up and leave it on the doorstep and knock (or ring the doorbell) and run to take cover.
Yes, good old doorbell ditching with permission! I admit, the crazy presence of all the Ring Doorbells and security camera puts a damper on this fun but finding a place where it won’t be seen can be a fun challenge. Or parents can just not let their kids see who it was!
Once the recipients get their Boo bucket, they have two days to print out the You’ve Been Booed printables, put together new buckets, and deliver them. Then watch for all the boo sheets go up in windows all throughout the month!
If you love the idea of spreading joy, make sure to elf your neighbors and friends during the Christmas season. Grab free We’ve Been Elfed printables here!
You’ve Been Boo’d Bucket Ideas
The treats you give to your neighbors can be super simple items from the Dollar Store to homemade Fall or Halloween decor. The Dollar Store has great plastic Halloween buckets or I personally like giving the large Halloween candy bin.
Especially if you trick or treat with little ones and leave candy outside, the Dollar Tree bowls are great to use in case you have some rugrats in your neighborhood that steal the entire bowl.
We will go to Dollar Tree or Target and get some Halloween pencils, erasers, notebooks, candy, more candy, cheap decorations, candles, etc. I also like to make a few things to add that special touch!
Making a cute Halloween calories don’t count candy jar is quick and cheap! (container from Dollar Tree!)
You’ve Been Boozed Ideas
So we’re not leaving out adult fun, I’ve added You’ve Been Boozed printables to download and print as well.
In the pack, there is a printable You’ve Been Boozed direction sheet, a We’ve Been Boozed door sign, and two different You’ve Been Boozed bottle tag printables.
You can give a whole separate boo bucket for the grownups or add a bottle of wine or spirits in the bucket with the You’ve Been Boozed bottle tag.
To make the You’ve Been Boozed bottle tag, cut around the orange rectangle. Then cut along the black line and around the black circle to cut out the hole.
Then just simply place the You’ve Been Boozed wine sign over the wine bottle (or any other bottle of spirits!).
If your neighbors or friends do not have children or if you want to make a separate You’ve Been Boozed bucket, here are some ideas to add to it:
- Wine bottles or spirit bottles
- wine glasses or better yet DIY Halloween glitter wineglasses or martini glasses
- Drink Up Witches shirt, tea towel, or wine glass made with my free SVG file here
- Halloween themed wine charms
- Halloween themed coasters (directions for Infusibe Ink coasters here)
- Halloween shot glass
- Mini alcohol glass
- blood bags for drinks
- drink mixes
- black salt for rimmed margarita glasses
- wine opener
- fun shaker card
All You’ve Been Booed and Boozed Printables download buttons are down at the bottom of the post!
DIY Fall Mugs Materials & Tutorial
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- Mugs- I found these plain mugs at the Dollar Tree.
- Cricut cutting machine – always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!) or another cutting machine
- Permanent Vinyl
- Transfer tape
- rubbing alcohol
How to Apply Vinyl to Mugs
Prep your ceramic mugs by cleaning them off with rubbing alcohol. This removes any grease and helps the adhesion.
Find a file that you’d like to put on a Fall mug. I found both of these in Cricut Access. Cut the vinyl out with permanent/outdoor vinyl and weed off the extra vinyl.
Place a piece of transfer tape over the vinyl and scrape it down well.
There are a few ways to apply the vinyl to the mug. If you have a hard time getting it straight and want to make sure it’s straight, check out my video tutorial on applying vinyl to tumblers with the hinge method.
The other way is to eyeball it which is what I did here. Peel the paper off the back of the vinyl (the vinyl should be sticking to the transfer tape).
Center it on the mug and press down the image in the center first. Then press it down towards the sides. Press it all down well with your fingers or a scraper.
Peel off the transfer tape.
If you have a second color, repeat the same steps. Add transfer tape to it. Scrape it down and then center it where it needs to go.
Make sure the vinyl cures for 72 hours before it gets wet.
There you have it! A cute custom Fall mug that you can save or put in your neighborhood Boo basket. I made two different ones.
Make sure the Vinyl can not be put in a dishwasher or it can come off. You can put my printable “handwash with care” in it if you’d like.
You’ve Been Booed FREE Printables!
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing. Thank you!
You’ve Been Boozed Printable PDF
You are all set to get Boo-ing!! Have fun!
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- Buckets or Bags
- Halloween or Fall stickers, decor, pencils, candy
- Free You've Been Booed Printables
- Go to post and click the button to download the boo printables. Print two sets out.
- Make a trip to the Dollar Store or Target and grab some fun Halloween or Fall candy, decor, pencils, stickers, etc. Or make a couple of cute Fall mugs or candy jars (tutorial in the post!)
- Fill the bag or bucket with assorted goodies. Add one Boo directions sheet and one Youve Been Booed printable in each bucket/bag.
- Be stealthy!! This is what makes it fun. Place the Boo basket on someone's doorstep (who doesn't have a Boo sheet in their window yet!) when no one is looking! Doorbell ditching adds to the excitement.
- You can even hide in the bushes to watch the expressions of your recipients! Try to keep it a secret though.
- Have fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by and please comment below if you have any questions!
Have a creative day,