“You’ve Been BOOZEd!” *if you’re over 21!*

“You’ve Been BOOed by the Spirits of Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo!!”

Pumpkins, ‘Trick or Treat’ and Halloweens past,
Remember, ‘You’ve Been BOOed!’ Which time was the last?

The kids are gone and out on their own,
Once were costumed cuties but now have college loans.

The fright of climbing tuition costs always on the rise,
They think we’re made of out money but that’s not our Halloween disguise!

Halloween isn’t the same for us and this we know is true,
But now it’s our turn to howl at the moon so how can we feel blue?

So as Halloween comes closer and we’ve already eaten 2 bags of candy,
Remember you’ve got a fellow empty-nester friend who thinks you’re just dandy!

“You’ve been BOOed!”
by the Spirits of Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo!!

by Pink Martinis and Pearls (ahem!)

I wanted to remember my fellow empty-nester friends whose Halloweens don’t have the excitement of the ‘ding-dong ditch’ at this time of year when our kids were little and would run to the door to see if some ghostly friends had “booed” us and left us a basket of goodies.

My trick *and* treat was to make a little basket of spirits of my own to haunt them with cocktail recipe cards and assorted festive goodies.

My first spirit is Chambord because it’s delicious but also because it’s dark purple.
It’s black raspberry liqueur goodness and is sweet and wears a crown!
How fabulous is that?
I love it poured over vanilla i scream!

I found 2 recipes using Chambord with Jack Daniels and Jose Cuervo, separately, but of course, or that would be really scary!
I used poetic license in renaming them.

One recipe calls for fresh lime juice so I added limes to the basket. On my way out tonight I’m stopping at the store and picking up POM to slip into the basket too. In goes the paper mache ball I found at William’s-Sonoma filled with candy and I tossed in some See’s milk-chocolate pumpkin balls and a ghost.

In larger baskets I added pumpkin bread I made and some crackers to go with the spirits.
Goodie combinations are endless!
Cheeses would be good too if you knew the basket wasn’t going to be sitting out over night exposed to crawling critters on the porch.

I would have loved to have found waxed teeth or lips and made a pun out of waxing poetic and attached it to my poem. I am very corny!! I must stop!!

A few cello wraps and bow tying and I’m out the door!

And yes, I do plan to ring the door bell and run!!!
I LOVE being a midnight marauder.

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  1. that is such a cute idea!

  2. Oh how I wish we were neighbors! This is the best BOO I’ve seen yet ~ you are so clever.

    Happy Halloween ~

  3. Wow! Do your friends have any idea how fortunate they are to have a friend like you?!

  4. so fun i love it:)

  5. what a great and fun idea!e

  6. I have never heard of Boo’ing before until this year. Sounds so fun. I love your poem and the goodie bags.

  7. Heather ~ Thank you. It was fun putting it together. 🙂

    Jo ~ I would love to be your neighbor! Would I be invited for Octoberfest?? I thought why should the kids have all the fun? 🙂

    Suburban P. ~ That is so nice of you to say but I think I am the lucky one. 🙂

    hiyaluv ~ Thanks! 🙂

    Entertaining Mom ~ Thank you. Wouldn’t be fun if the idea catches on? 🙂

    Preppy Girl ~ It’s definitely a kids thing and a lot of fun to keep it going around the neighborhood but I thought it was time to kick it up a notch or two. 🙂

  8. I love that over 21 booed! I have finished off a extra large bag of candy so angry….why didn’t I buy Almond joy nobody eats that! Happy Halloween!

  9. wow what a cute idea! I have never seen this before but am loving it!


  10. I so need to move next door to YOU!
    Love, love, love this! You are just so very creative. How fun!

    Mrs. Kindergarten

  11. Dear Miss Pink, you are so clever it’s scary! It’s frightening to think how much fun I’ll have doing this next year for a few select friends! I’m dying to get to Williams-Sonoma to see if they have any pumpkin candy balls left! Hope you have a boo-yi-ti-ful Halloween!

  12. Formerly Frau ~ I usually buy the Reese’s cups. It’s the only one I can keep my grubby little paws out of the bag. 🙂

    Fashion Meets Food ~ I had never seen it before either but why not? 🙂

  13. kbell 23 ~ Come on over! 🙂

    T&C Mom ~ The pumpkins were even reduced further than when I first posted on them. I’m sure now they’re very discounted. I can’t wait to see what you do next year! 🙂

  14. So when did you say my package would arrive?? Oh my word—-what an adorable idea!! You are so clever and creative! So cute too. Have a wonderful Halloween my friend 🙂
    From one empty nester to another,

  15. You a GREAT idea! You are so incredibly creative!! Love it!

  16. So cute and creative. I do not feel worthy enough to even read your blog!!! Ha! You would be the best neighbor. Have fun delivering!

  17. Ronda ~ I think we should share the spirits. We’d have a hauntingly good time! 🙂

    VJ ~ Thank you. Twist, pour, drink. Instant creativity, right? 🙂

    Pink/Sea of Blue ~ I would love to have your minis come trick or treat. I can’t wait to see some pics of them. I do hope you post. 🙂

  18. As a college student, I love everything about this post!

  19. I am loving that idea! Thanks.

    And I didn’t know Ina had a new cookbook– Hers are my “go-to” books whenever I want to make a special meal or get re-inspired to cook something different.

    Happy Halloween! jj

  20. LOVE IT!!!! You know my address…..LOL