Petaluma Boo | Kids Out and About San Francisco

Petaluma Boo

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 10/31/2020
A Halloween Boo is a little gift or treat left anonymously by a friend or neighbor. Once you’ve been boo’d, you place a provided sticker on your lawn sign, to let everyone know you’ve gotten a Halloween surprise (Limit 3). But there’s more! Booing is a pay-it-forward game: Once you are Boo’d, it's your turn to choose two or more neighbors/friends and deliver treats to their house. Anonymously. Of Course.

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How to Boo: 

  1. Purchase your Boo Kit (Instructions, lawn sign and stickers) for $20 by going to this link at the bottom of this page.

  2. Place your Lawn Sign in your yard from October 11-31st. 

  3. Pick 2 or more participating homes to Boo (address list on website).

  4. At a time when you’re sure neighbors aren’t around, leave your treats near their front door. You can ring the doorbell if you like - but be sure to run so they don’t see you! 

  5. Place a Ghost sticker on one (1) of the empty circles on your lawn sign so that everyone can see how many times you’ve been boo’d. Look for the Ghosts when you are deciding who to boo next - only three (3) boo’s per house, please! Keep your eyes peeled to see how many ghosts will appear in your neighborhood by Halloween! 


What kind of “Treat” do I leave?

The treat is completely up to you! You don't need much! Make a fun gift basket with a couple small toys, stickers and candy.  Be creative!! 

We recommend delivering your treats within a couple days of being boo’d, to make sure everyone in PETALUMA has a chance to be boo’d three (3) times. 

Can I participate if I did not buy a yard sign? 

Yes! If you want to BOO but don’t want to be Boo’d. We need you! You will be instrumental to those families you see that have NO ghosts. 

How much does it cost and what do I get? 

The cost is $20. This will include printed out instructions, a lawn sign and 3 Ghost stickers. 

How do I pick up my materials? 

Material Pick up will be in front of the Petaluma Community Center Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th from 9-12pm. 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954



First you need to find the bag or bucket. Here are some ideas to hold all of your boo treats: 

  • Halloween bucket 

  • Trick or Treating Bag 

  • Felt Buckets 

  • Witches Cauldron 

Next, you need to find the treats. Here are some ideas: 

  • Gift cards from local businesses

  • Slime 

  • Stickers 

  • Flashlight 

  • Pre-packaged Halloween Candy 

  • Glow sticks 

  • Glow necklaces 

  • Halloween Decorations

  • Pumpkin Carving Kit 

  • Small Halloween themed toys 

  • Silly Straws 

  • Balloons 

  • Halloween themed Socks 

  • Halloween themed Band aids 

Homemade treats and baked goods are NOT encouraged. All snacks should be store-bought and have an ingredient label for allergen verification. 

Whooo is BOOing?


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City of Petaluma, CA


11 English St
Petaluma, CA, 94952
United States


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