You've Been Booed! Did surprise goodies land on your doorstep this Halloween season? Pay it forward to your friends and neighbors with these fun Halloween treats for kids to bake.
Halloween is so much more fun when shared with friends. While Thanksgiving and Christmas can come with their own sets of stresses and obligations, I love that Halloween is just pure silly fun.
The girls and I don't love anything too-scary, but we do love goofy, spooky Halloween decorations and treats. If your kids love to bake as mine do, why not use Halloween as an excuse to surprise friends with some homemade goodies??
The "You've Been Booed!" Starter Kit
Maybe your family has already been booed. Maybe you're looking to kickstart the fun in your neighborhood or friend group.
I've got everything you need to get started booing your friends:
- FREE "You've Been Booed!" printable gift tags and signs.
- EASY treat recipes your kids can bake.
- FUN store-bought goodies to use in a pinch.
Free "You've Been Booed!" Printables:
I've taken the work out of it for you. These adorable printables are just the right size for printing on your home printer on regular 8 x 11.5 paper.
Simply print and cut with scissors.
You'll want to include both the gift tag on your treats and the "We've Been Booed!" sign so your friend can proudly display the notice and not get booed twice.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLES HERE.
EASY Halloween Treats for Kids to Bake:
This is the super fun part about booing your neighbors! It gives you an excuse to have a little fun in the kitchen baking with your kids.
There are dozens of adorable ideas in my new cookbook:
The Ultimate Kids' Baking Book.
Just a few examples include:
- Candy Corn Fudge
- Chocolate Eyeball Truffles
- Chocolate Cauldron Cups
- Apple Cider Donuts
- Fall Color Cookies
Each recipe is perfect for kids to bake almost completely on their own. I wrote the instructions as thoroughly as possible for any beginner baker to have success.
Grab your copy of the book here.
We dropped by our local morning show, Charlotte Today, to demonstrate some of these treats, take a peek:
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Your kids could also make a fun batch of Halloween sugar cookies using this fantastic sugar cookie recipe or they could bundle up a batch of apple pie Chex mix from this recipe.
No Bake Treats to Give:
No worries, participating in the "You've Been Booed" fun does NOT require homemade goodies! That's just how our family rolls. If you'd still like to surprise your neighbors, here are some fun things you could pick up at the store and use our free printable to dress up:
Movie Night Treats:
Perfect snacks for watching one of our not-so-spooky Halloween movies for kids.
- Apple Cider drink packets (the powdered kind by the hot cocoa)
- Microwave popcorn packets
- A bag of Halloween M&Ms
Trick or Treat Night Survival Kit:
Give them something without so much candy/sugar as fun snacks to eat before they head out for the big night.
- Peanut butter granola bars
- Individually wrapped cheese sticks with hand-drawn ghost faces
- Mandarin orange fruit cups with jack-o-lanterns drawn on
- Or any of the supplies for our fun Halloween snacks that kids can make here
- A package of glow sticks for the kids to wear in the dark
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My kids LOVE this tradition! And I think your rendition of the printable is adorable. What a super fun way to kick up the Halloween spirit!
I saw you on Charlotte Today this morning. You and your daughter baked some Apple Cider donuts. They looked really delicious and I would love the recipe! I searched for it on your website and could not find it. My daughters are grown so I do not need the Ultimate Kids Baking Book at this time. I would really appreciate it if you would send me that recipe.
Thank you, Susan