It’s That Time Again: How To BOO-ze Your Friends for Halloween

This smiley little guy made my day!

Last year I was so excited to find an unexpected gift on my doorstep – a festive bagful of craft beer and other assorted treats!  I got BOO-zed!

It was a totally new concept to me and one that I instantly wanted to share with as many folks as possible.  Problem was that I caught on to the trend too late, as Halloween was already upon us, so this year I’ve decided to spread the word with plenty of time for all of you folks to participate.

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.
    • Put a copy of the poem and the “we’ve been boo-zed” ghost in each bag
    • Wait until it’s dark and leave each bag full of goodies 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 on their door so they don’t get “BOO-zed” more than once.  That wouldn’t be fair.

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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7 Comments on “It’s That Time Again: How To BOO-ze Your Friends for Halloween”

  1. thebeerbuddha
    October 10, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Genius. Love it.


    The Beer Buddha

    • October 10, 2011 at 11:48 am #

      Thanks! Be sure to BOO-ze your buds this year – it’s as fun to give as it is to get.

  2. October 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    That sounds pretty cool…have never heard of it. I would much rather get some good beer than candy any day.

    • October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

      It’s certainly better than candy, but candy still has its place. Just try giving beer to the kids to see what I mean! 🙂

  3. October 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    I remember last year’s post vividly! Has it been a year already? I wonder if there will be any Boo-zing in the neighborhood this year…

  4. October 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    Thanks for the reminder! I will prepare my BOO-ze bags right away!

  5. May 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I remember somthing like this that was done during Christmas, I like the Halloween idea! I think i am going to give this a try this year!

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