How To BOO-ze Your Friends for Halloween

I posted yesterday about how excited I was to get BOO-zed this Halloween. It was an awesome surprise and one I want to share with as many folks as possible.

With that in mind, I’ve put together this guide on how to “BOO-ze” your friends, complete with links to the “BOO-zed poem” which explains the tradition and a “We’ve Been Boo-zed” ghost picture in an easy to print form. This way there’s nothing stopping you from getting started in your neck of the woods.

For the uninitiated, here’s how it works:  

    • Select two friends to “BOO-ze”
    • Get two strong Halloween-themed bags or plastic pumpkins and fill them with grown-up treats, like good craft beer, a little whiskey, chocolates, cookies, etc. Whatever you think your friends will enjoy or get a laugh out of.
    • Print up two copies of the poem and two copies of the ghost and place one of each in each bag
    • Wait until it’s dark and leave each bag full of goodies, the poem and the ghost picture on your friends’ doorsteps

When your friend gets their treats, they will be asked to choose two friends to “BOO-ze” and keep the tradition going. It’s kind of like a chain letter, but one you really, really want to get.

Your friends will also be instructed to place the ghost picture in their door so they don’t get “BOO-zed” more than once.  That wouldn’t be fair.

We’ve placed link info for this page on the bottom of the poem and the ghost so it’s easy to find and print the documents without having to photocopy them. It should make it easier for them to keep the tradition going that way.

So there you have it. Now get out there and make Halloween memorable for your friends and neighbors!

Also, please consider sharing this page with anyone you think might get into “BOO-zing” – it’s a terrific tradition and we really want it to spread like wildfire.

Here are PDF files of the Poem and the Ghost:

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Author:Jim Galligan

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9 Comments on “How To BOO-ze Your Friends for Halloween”

  1. Bill Bennett
    October 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I will add, it is supposed to be a “Ring and Run job”,,, So make sure you have a good escape plan!

    • October 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm #

      Good thing I have some experience from my youth to fall back on here. I always knew it would serve a good purpose.

  2. Elena
    October 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Wait until it’s dark and leave each bag full of goodies, the poem and the ghost picture on your friends’ doorsteps *** I think you are also supposed to knock and run like hell :)

    • October 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

      I guess it depends on the neighborhood. Our was just sitting there all night. Good think raccoons don’t drink beer!

  3. October 29, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    I was thinking the same thing. Lots of kids would have passed my door before I found it sitting out front – and a package looking like that would be very tempting to passer-by.

    • October 29, 2010 at 11:14 am #

      It’s dark and quiet where I live so it’s not a problem. And no it’s not a cave. And no, it’s not the womb – that’d be warm as well.

  4. Ray Gregory
    November 3, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    what do you do when you’ve been away and return a few days AFTER Halloween?

    • November 3, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Grab some Chridtmas beers and play Sloshy Santa?


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    [...] Boo-zing: A mystery friend picks some poison and pulls together a wicked bag of goodies like wine, beer or other spirits (along with some candy) and leaves it on your doorstep with an accompanying poem and door poster that tells the neighborhood that you’ve been “Boo-zed.”  The recipient then “pays it forward” to two other friends or neighbors who have not yet been Boo-zed. Check out this site for more details, or to get the tradition started in your own neighborhood: [...]

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