What is a "Boo Gram"?
A Boo-Gram is a
mysterious note, left on neighbor's doors in the middle of the day.
The note is usually a poem of sorts, and a large "Boo!" decoration for
their front door. The decoration serves as a means of communicating to
other neighbors that this house has already been "hit". By Halloween,
it is not uncommon to see Boo-Grams lining up and down the street on
all the doors in some neighborhoods!
Boo-Gram is a collection of goodies, determined by the giver. The
goodies may vary from small Halloween treats, to kid's toys. The magic
of these Boo-Grams is the reciprocation of this gift, as it is
expected that when you are "Boo'd", you must "Boo" 2 other neighbors
as well (after all, if you don't like your "Boo" gift, you can always
re-gift to another neighbor!).
Adventurous types "Boo" their neighbors in the broad daylight or early
evening hours, as it increases the possibility of getting caught...
those familiar with the famous "doorbell ditch" prank of their
childhood years will be happy to know that this tradition lives on,
though the recipient gets a fun gift in the process.
Many neighborhoods start in early October, however the common time to
start seeing "Boo-Grams" is a couple of weeks before Halloween.
However don't wait for someone to "Boo" you - start the tradition in
your neighborhood... you'll be surprised how quickly the excitement
spreads around the neighborhood!
How to start the
1. Create a "Boo" bag/basket o' goodies (if this is new in your
neighborhood, you may want to create 3 or 4)
2. Print a "Boo" gram
3. Find your unsuspecting target
4. Make the "drop"
5. Ring the doorbell and knock