Celebrate Howl-oween with your favorite pup! Our adorable pets deserve to enjoy some fun and treats this Howl-oween! In honor of my beloved “four legged child,” Mo, I created some cute Halloween Treats and put a fun twist on the popular and mysterious “BOOed” activity for all my friends and family with “fur babies” too!
Growing up we had so many holiday traditions. From chopping down a real tree every year for Christmas to dyeing Easter eggs and making decorated sugar cookies for every single holiday; we knew how to celebrate! Halloween was no exception. From visiting the local farmers market to get the biggest pumpkin around, to dressing up and Trick-or-Treating or attending every fall festival possible… it was a fun and festive time of year! One tradition, I remember vividly started when I was in middle school. That was the year that we got “BOOed”. You know, the fun holiday twist on the popular game ding-dong-ditch. That year some sneaky friend or neighbor rang our doorbell, ran off, leaving a bag full of Halloween treats on our door, with a cute note instructing us to spread the holiday cheer.
After that first year of being “BOOed” my family would eagerly wait for October to roll around so that we could be the first ones to “BOO” someone else! This fun game continued for years, but since I moved away from home, it is one holiday tradition that I almost forgot.
That is until this year!
This year we have tired to soak up every moment and appreciate the small things in life. As the end of September grew close, Eric and I started eagerly planning the upcoming holiday season. Since the holidays are kinda our thing, we knew we wanted to celebrate with our usual festivities, like our annual 31 Days of Halloween Movies and hosting a pumpkin carving party for friends, but we also wanted to add a few new traditions.
I remembered the excitement of getting “BOOed” and wanted to bring this fun to some of our friends and family. But since we don’t have any kiddos to take Trick-or-Treating (just yet), I thought I would pamper my sweet pup and get him already for Howl-oween! Since I have several friends with “four legged children,” as well, I thought they would appreciate if I remembered their doggies too!
To get started I created some fun printables (that you can download and print too!) and headed to Kroger to grab some pet treats and dog costumes. Not only did Kroger have a variety of dog treats (including MilkBone, Milo’s Kitchen, Pup-peroni and Canine Carry Outs) if you go to http://krogertrickortreatem.com you can take a quiz to find out your pet’s Halloween personality, create a custom digital Halloween pet photo frame and score valuable dog treat coupons!
I then created, printed and cut out the special dog treat printables, including a special dog version of the “BOO” poem and instructions. You could simply share some dog treats or create a fun dog themed gift pack, filling a dog bowl with treats, a Halloween bandanna or pet costume and dog toys! I seriously can’t contain all my excitement for all the Halloween… err should I say Howl-oween, fun!