Does your neighborhood BOO each other? I think this is such a fun tradition to do with your neighbors, friends and family. You share a bag full of goodies and treats with a neighbor and that person pays it forward by BOO’ing another person in the neighorhood. When you have been BOO’d you put a sign up on your door or window so everyone knows who else needs to be BOO’d. The kids really get a kick out of this when helping create the goodie bag and especially dropping it off at the neighbors home.
This year I made a cute Frankenstein bag along with a BOO! banner to include in the goodie bag. I am sharing both tutorials today so be sure to check them both out!
You’ve Been BOO’ed Neighbor Treat Bag
You will need a cute bag or container. Check out my tutorial below for how I made my Frankenstein bag.
The bag I am giving my neighbor is a treat/movie night bag. It is full of treats, soda, cute cups, straws, a favorite movie and popcorn!
I included my favorite treats from the Mars Chocolate Mix Fun Size Bag and added the 7UP® and Sunkist® Mini Cans. I think they are so cute with the little Halloween Monsters on them.
I put all of the soda cans, cups, movie, popcorn, etc in the bag and then topped it off with a bag full of candy!
I also included a little BOO! banner for my friend. I love little things like that so I thought she might as well.
So let me show you how easy the bag and banner are to make!
- Green Bag
- cardstock paper (black, white and purple)
- Circle punch if you have them (2 inches and 1 3/4 inches) or hand cut the circles
- black ink (optional)
- 2 black buttons
- Black marker
I first cut out a black strip of paper that was 1 3/4 inches wide and about as long as the bag. On this strip I freehand cut some little snips along the bottom to create Frankensteins hair. Adhere to the bag.
For his eyes I cut out two white circles (2 inches diameter) and two purple circles (1 3/4 inches diameter). I inked the edges with black ink and then adhered them to the bag.
I also cut out a 2 inch black circle and then cut that in half and added it to the side of the bag for Frankenstiens neck bolts. I added the black buttons to the eyes and with a black marker I drew on his mouth along with a few stitches. I just LOVE how it looks!
- Cardstock (green and black)
- Letters that Spell out Boo! I used some extra stickers I had around my home. You could use stickers, rubons, vinyl or even handwrite the letters.
I cut 4 green squares to 4×3 inches. I also cut 4 black strips of paper at 3/4 x 3 inches. Then like with the hair on the Frankenstein bag I cut the black strips. I also figured out the midpoint for each of the green squares and marked it.
With scissors I cut from the corner to the point that I marked. I did this on each side so I had a nice even triangle banner.
Adhere the black strips onto the banner and then add your letters to spell out Boo!
punch a hole in each corner then run your string through the banner – see how cute and easy that was to make?
Put it all together and you have a fun BOO Bag that your neighbors are sure to love!