How does “You’ve Been Booed” work?
Spook your friends this Halloween season by “booing” them with a surprise treat. In short, the way “You’ve Been Booed” works is that you secretly leave sweets and treats for your friends to find. For example, you might sneak onto your friend’s or neighbor’s porch and leave behind goodies with instructions so they can keep spreading the festive spirit and join in the ghoulish fun.
Of course, this delightful tradition is also fun at the office and at school! Below are 6 scary good free printables for handcrafting your own “boos.” Besides, you won’t even need a mad scientist and lightning storm to bring these “You’ve Been Booed” ideas to life. They’re easy to make and a fantastic way to get people into the Halloween spirit.
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“You’ve Been Booed” instruction cards
Although getting booed is becoming more popular, there are still many people who don’t know the rules or could use a refresher. Make sure to include a set of “You’ve Been Booed” instructions and a sign for the recipient to hang that lets others know that they have already been booed. We even created a “You’ve Been Booed” template for instructions and our free Avery Design and Print Online software makes it a snap to personalize it.
“You’ve Been Booed” free printable tags
Halloween isn’t just about the candy, it’s about the mood. Treats are important but the spooky presentation and personalized details are what can upgrade your boo bag from being just a cute treat to the highlight of Halloween. Printable tags are perfect since they give you the ability to print out phrases with frightful fonts and eerie images.
Tags, cards, labels, and other trimmings help dress up treats to fit the spooky season. These features also help draw in and direct the attention of the person you’re booing so that they can recognize every enchanting detail.
DIY spooky cute ideas for treats
Traditional Halloween candies and snacks you can gift include candy corn, popcorn balls, and candy apples. However, Halloween is also a celebration of all types of candy so feel free to mix and match. Many popular candy companies also release seasonally-exclusive and experimental treats during this time so take a stroll through your local store to see if anything jumps out at you.
You can also choose treats by how well they work together to make a more haunting display. If your treats look good enough, they could even end up on your neighbors’ coffee tables as spooky conversation starters.
Ready-to-make packs of snacks are also a fun option to put together, especially with your kids. Craft your own devilish concoctions by mixing together various types of candies.
“You’ve Been Booed” gift ideas
Now that you have your instructions, decorations, and treats, it’s time to stitch them all together to make the final package. Make sure that a tag or note is immediately visible so that the recipient knows they’re being booed. This is a good way to let them know why they received a sudden gift and also makes it more likely for them to read the instructions and continue the tradition.
Also, don’t be afraid to branch out and be creative with your gifts. Candy is always welcome but Halloween-themed clothing, toy rats, plastic cauldrons, and more are also awesome gifts. Depending on who you’re gifting, many of these presents can also end up being decorations for desks, homes, or classrooms as well.
And feel free to take a look through our various other labels and cards to see what your imagination can conjure. You can also use Avery blank labels by the sheet in a huge variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. Or, we can even print your projects for you with our WePrint custom printing service.
Even though boo bags are anonymous, the best gift will be the one that is undeniably you. Use #averyproducts on Instagram to show of your devious creations!