This Year's Best Halloween Fad Is To "Boo" Your Neighbors—And There's Nothing Scary About It
"Halloween fun is in the air—we booed your house, but don't be scared." If you've never heard of the boo bag trend, 2020 is the perfect time to get in on the Halloween fun. In response to Halloween looking a little bit different this year—including trick-or-treating—people all over social media are taking the popular mini trend from years past and turning it into a fad that gets everyone into the spooky spirit more than ever before.
What exactly does it entail? Surprising your neighbors or friends with an anonymous Halloween bucket of goodies on their doorstep—filled with candy, cookies, baubles, or decorations—with a note attached saying, "You've been booed!" that they can display on their door. It's also customary to leave a Halloween poem that tells the family exactly what to do next, which is to keep the chain going and surprise a neighbor or friend of their choice next. By the end of it, your neighborhood could be tagged with tons of "You've been booed!" signs.
Families are getting extra creative with "booing" this year by leaving overflowing buckets of Halloween surprises, dozens of Krispy Kreme's limited-time monster doughnuts, spooky wine baskets for the adults, and all the Halloween candy for kids that might not be trick-or-treating like usual this year. You can even gift a boo-vie box for movie night (shown below). Basically, head to HomeGoods and go crazy. The goal is to bring smiles to your whole neighborhood and start a chain reaction.
So if you're looking to give Halloween a spook-tastic makeover for 2020, look no further than the boo bag trend. The kids will love it, and adults, too. Shop our favorites below to get started on your own boo bag—and consider yourself booed!