This was originally supposed to be your crafty Break from Thursday, but that flew right by me and it’ll just have to be your crafty Break from Friday.
Next month is October and as I’ve said, we always do Halloween up big at our office. Last year I found out about BOO baskets and I started it over here. It was so much fun. The idea behind the BOO is you give someone some treats with a poem and picture of a ghost. They then give to two (or however many) other people, and so on. A lot of people do this with their neighbors. Monday, October 1st, I’ll be giving out the ones for this year at our office – to help get us into the Halloween spirit.
There are several poems out there and I’m sure if you did a google search for them you would find plenty. Here are a couple that I have found (I changed some of them from saying neighborhood to saying office):
The Phantom has struck at your office today
And now it’s your turn to help it on it’s way.
The traveling ghost who can’t quit
He needs your help, just for a bit.
This phantom enclosed should go on your wall
So this ghoulish creature will haunt you no more.
Take treats to two coworkers who’ve not yet been haunted.
Do this in ONE day so you won’t be daunted.
The phantom should make the rounds till Halloween night
When the haunting spirit will take his flight.
Copy this note and phantom without delay
And the scary spirit will be on it’s way.
Here’s another one:
The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all ghosts and goblins,spooks galore
Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do,
In fact a spook brought this to you !!!
The treats that came with this short note,
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both .
The excitement comes when friends like you,
Will copy it & make it two,
We’ll all have smiles upon our faces,
No one will know who “BOO”ed whoses places !!
Just two short days to work your spell,
Keep it secret, hide it well.
Please join the fun, the seasons here.
Just spread these “BOO’s” & Halloween cheer .
You have been BOOED! Please keep it going by following these directions:
Enjoy your treat
Place the BOO sign somewhere visible, so that everyone knows that you have been booed
Within 2 days, make 2 copies of this note, make 2 treats & 2 BOO signs
Secretly deliver to 2 co-workers without a BOO .
The air is cool, the season Fall
Soon Halloween will come to all
The spooks are after things to do
In fact, a spook brought this to you
“BOO” is a shield from witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power
On your front door is where it hangs
It wards off spooks and bats with fangs
The treats that came with crypted note
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both
The power comes when friends like you
Will copy this and make it two
Then others here among our friends
Will give warm fuzzies that do not end
We’ll all have smiles upon our faces
No one will konw who “BOO”ed whose places
And don’t forget a nifty treat,
Like something cute or something sweet
Please join the fun, let’s really hear it
And spread some “BOO”s and HALLOWEEN SPIRIT.
Here are the BOO baskets. A lot of the items in the basket were from dollar sections.
To get an idea, here are the two “signs” I included in the BOO baskets (the first is the poem and rules and the second is the Boo sign to hang up so people know who has and hasn’t been Boo’d).