Halloween is hauntingly fun all month long. With mystery, shadows and fright, it raises our adrenaline to be really scared… which many of us quite enjoy. Besides the fear factors, it is a whole lot of fun. Kimber has enjoyed the fun side of Halloween. She lives in Los Angeles with her little daughter, Hera and her husband and writes The Kettle Black . She has a great story about her Halloween tradition as a child and starting it again with her daughter.
“One of my favorite memories of Halloween as a child was going “boo’ing”. If you’re not familiar with this tradition then you are seriously missing out. I haven’t been “boo’ing” since I was about 10 years old but the thought of going again has crossed my mind every year since. Now that we have Hera to celebrate Halloween with this year, I thought it was time to start up this tradition again! Even though she may only be 9 months old, it won’t stop me from using her as an excuse to spread a little Halloween cheer.”
“Okay, so for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, allow me to explain: Boo’ing is when you wrap up little baskets filled with Halloween treats and secretly deliver them to your friends. Once you’ve received your “Boo!” you place a sign in your window letting others know that you have already been “boo’d”. You then make two copies of the little notes inside, make two Halloween treat bags, and then secretly deliver them to two of your friends that have yet to be “boo’d”. It’s so fun to see the neighborhood streets become lined with “We’ve Been Boo’d!” signs as Halloween draws nearer and nearer and it’s such a simple way to spread some festive cheer. I’ve been counting down the days until October 1st so Hera and I can set out to “Boo!”