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You've Been BOO'd! Spread the Fun with Halloween Boo Poems
You've been BOO'ed! That's the message that seems to be getting more common each year as neighbors leave gifts or treats on each other's doorsteps with a Halloween boo poem. If you haven't been the giver or recipient of a Halloween boo visit yet (which is apparently also called ghosting in some parts of the country), this page will provide the basic instructions on how to do it, as well as several variations of the Boo! poem so you can start your own neighborhood tradition. Happy haunting!
The idea behind Halloween Boo! poems are simple - you sneak to your neighbor's house, ring the doorbell or knock, and anonymously leave a small basket or bag of treats at your neighbor's door as you run away before they can find out who left the goodies. It's all in the name of fun! Once you've "been boo'd," you're then supposed to hang a sign on your door so neighbors can tell who has already received treats and who hasn't. That way one house won't be getting all the goodies! It's a simple and easy game for everyone in the neighborhood to play.
Of course, not everyone in a neighborhood may want to play, and that's fine, too. I've heard some people worry that their neighbors won't want to play the game, so they leave out the part of the poem that encourages you to pass the "boo" to someone else. Other families "boo" themselves if no one else in the neighborhood wants to play.
However you do it is up to you! If you're ready to play, here are three variations of the "You've Been Boo'd" poem and sites that offer nice copies of these printable Halloween boo poems.
Halloween Boo! Poem #1
One variation of the "You've Been Boo'd" poem
Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
Halloween spirits and ghosts and cats,
Weird happenings and witches' brew,
These are the things I wish for you:
May the only spirit you chance to meet
Be the spirit of love and friends that are sweet.
May the only goblin that comes your way
Be the neighborhood phantom, the breeze takes away.
So by tomorrow, pick a friend down the street
And give to them a Halloween treat.
Fill this cone with goodies galore,
Then hang it on their front door.
You only have one day to do this, so hurry
Leave treats on their door and run in a flurry
As this cone moves along from friend to friend,
All good wishes go on and never end
You can get a printable Halloween Boo! poem with a version similar to (but not exactly the same as) this one at Executive Homemaker.com.
You've Been Boo-ed! Poem
Another version of the Halloween Boo Poem
You've Been Boo-ed!
The phantom ghost has come to town
To leave some goodies... I see you've found.
If you wish to make this a happier fall...
Continue this greeting, this phantom call.
First, post this Phantom where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit.
Be sure to participate, you don't want to miss it!
Second, make two treats & two copies from
Deliver them to two neighbors, try to stay calm.
Don't let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out!
Next, you have only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn't hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn't much light...
Ring the doorbell and run, and stay out of sight!!
And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don't worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say...
Happy Halloween & Have a Great Day!
This version of the Halloween Boo! poem is from You've Been Boo-ed. Visit the site to get a printable version in color, black and white or outline form.
Another Halloween Boo Poem
There are a lot of ways to say, "You've been booed!"
The air is cool, the season fall
Soon Halloween will come to all
The spooks are after things to do
In fact, a spook brought this to you
"BOO" is a shield from witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power
On your front door is where it works
It wards off spooks and scary jerks
The treats that came with crypted note
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both
The power comes when friends like you
Will copy this and make it TWO
Then others here among our friends
Will give warm fuzzies that do not end
We'll all have smiles upon our faces
No one will know who "BOO"ed whose places
Just two short days to work your spell
Or a big ZAP will strike your tail
And don't forget a nifty treat,
Like something cute or something sweet
Please join fun, let's really hear it
And spread some "BOO"s and Halloween spirit
For a printable version of this You've Been Boo'ed poem, visit Cafe Traditions.