In the subdivision (in California we just said “neighborhood” but in Tennessee they are referred to as a subdivision and each subdivision has a name like Maplewood or something like that) where we live, there is a tradition just before Halloween that is called Boo Bags. This is the “Boo Bag” that we received. Inside the Boo Bag are two sheets of paper, a paper that simply says “We’ve been Booed”
and another piece of paper that has the following information on it:
You Have Been “Boo”-ed
SPREAD THE FUN
Deliver treats to 2 homes in the neighborhood. A copy of this letter and the “Boo” sign must accompany each treat! Secretly deliver it to a home that does not have a BOO sign posted. You have 48 hours – don’t delay!
Post the enclosed BOO sign on your door or window until Halloween arrives. This will tell others that you have been “BOO-ED!”
Remember, you must not be seen! Have fun and enjoy the Harvest Season.
This is what was in the BOO BAG that we received:
Now that we’ve been “Boo-ed”, it’s our turn to put together 2 little bags of goodies and we pick out 2 neighbors that do not have the “We’ve been boo-ed!” sign up and secretly leave a Boo Bag on their door step!
Tonight is Halloween and Craig decided to carve a pumpkin!
We sat on our front porch and waited for the trick or treaters and they came.
Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Play Dough! Michael told us that they were going to give out Play Dough this year and so we decided to do the same. The Play Dough was a hit and we ran out of it first.
Cutest little monkey!
The one on the left is a sumo wrestler!
“Ewwww, pumpkin guts…”
We would drink hot apple cider on the night that we carved pumpkins. Each of us would carve our own pumpkin, so we all were seated around the table busy working and carving. I always made a happy face and sometimes Craig would make a kitty face. After the carving, we would put little candles in the pumpkins and then see what they looked like in the dark! Sometimes I would roast the pumpkin seeds in the oven.
Leave me a comment and tell me of any special things you remember about Halloween…