Ever been booed by your neighbors? No, not because you rake leaves into their yard. Because it’s October and they’re so wonderful they decided to “boo” or “ghost” you (we’ve heard it both ways) with delicious Halloween treats they left outside your house. The trend is so much fun some folk have even started creeping about the office booing their co-workers.
Booing by Numbers
Never heard of booing or ghosting before, but you’d love to try? We’ll tell you everything you need to know. With our printables it’s so easy even the living dead could do it.
1. Tricks and Treats
Bake or buy some treats, like our cake pop guru Marsha Johnston’s spooky witch fingers (check out the recipe below).
2. Good Things Come in Ghoulish Packages
The next step, says Marsha, is to package your treats in colorful bags with handwritten, ribbon-tied notes like “Have a ghoulish good time”.
3. Ring and Run
Wrap our “We’ve Been Booed!” printable with your neighbor’s treats for them to display later. Leave the gift and our “You’ve Been Booed!” sign on their porch (just fold on the dotted line and stand it up) or hide it somewhere you’re sure they’ll find it. Then sneak away, or ring the doorbell and run. Or drop it at a coworker’s desk when they’re out to lunch.
Click the link below and print.
Witch Fingers … are Delicious
Marsha’s creepy recipe for witch finger cookies is perfect for booing.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
- 1.5 tsp. baking powder
- Whole blanched almonds
- Red gel food coloring
- Small food-safe brush
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla to the mix. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Pinch about 1-2 T. of dough and shape into a log. Squeeze where knuckles should be to give finger a gnarled look. Or drag a skewer across the finger to crease the knuckle. Make an indentation for the fingernail by pressing on one end with your thumb. Place cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until golden. While cookies are cooling, paint almonds (fingernails) red with gel coloring. Attach them to the fingers with a little icing.
More ghosting goodies
No time to bake or deliver treats? Order from us and we’ll do the ghosting for you! Nutter Butter ghosts, Halloween berries, coffins full of chocolates … we’ve got a graveyard full of scary-good treats.