It’s that time of year when it’s actually okay to doorbell ditch (aka ding dong ditch) your neighbor. Of course, it comes with a price; you must leave a Halloween goodie basket filled with treats, a note and a friendly ghost. This is a great tradition to either start in your neighborhood or continue the past traditions and be the first to start it off.
Halloween Booing 101
For those of you who are not familiar with this Halloween tradition, many neighborhood families “boo” each other in the month of October. One family begins by leaving a bag filled with treats, a letter with instructions on what to do and a ghost to make sure they do not get “booed” again and so that another family receives this fun filled tradition.
Halloween Boo Letter
There are many different versions of this letter circulating today. We offer two different versions – one family or two families. We live in a neo-traditional community filled with over 2,000 dwellings – so we have many friends and classmates within minutes (even seconds) of our home. In fact, we can’t even narrow it down to 2 families so we tend to boo 4 or 5 families. Remember, this is the one time you can actually play doorbell ditch and not get in trouble. Seriously, my family has a blast dressing in black and hitting the streets commando style. We thoroughly enjoy the thrill of sneaking around and believe it or not we rarely get caught.
|One Family||Two Families|
|You’ve Been BOOed!
Late last night, we left you a treat.
| GOOOOOD EVENING
The phantom ghost has come around
First, post this ghost where it can be seen
Make two treats, two ghosts, two notes – that’s the gist
Next, you only have one day, so be fast!
And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Halloween is such a festive holiday filled with bright colors and candy. One of the reasons I look forward to Halloween is because I thoroughly enjoy booing my friends with my family.