The spreading of joy and my gift of giving is one of my most valuable attributes. I enjoy coming up with ways to make those that I love and care for feel special and appreciated. I often chose not to participate in workplace parties and functions, but there are always those special someone’s that make me feel as equally loved and appreciated. I don’t know about you, but when others do kind and selfless deeds for me, it makes me want to reciprocate my showering of love even more.
Easter fell on the 1st Sunday of April therefore; I started off by secretly “Egging” several of my co-workers in the month of March so that the fun could extend until Easter. I thought that it would be a great way to break up the monotony in the work environment as well as an offer up of fun and creativity. I do not have any photographs of the, “You’ve Been Egged” treats that I passed out during this time but I am going to share with you the “You’ve Been Booed” baskets that I created to extend the fun in the workplace for the month of October.
In case you did not know, “You’ve Been Booed” or “You’ve Been Egged” is a tradition where you secretly leave treats for your neighbors with a sign telling them that they’ve” Been Booed” or “Egged.” You are to include instructions for your neighbor(s) to continue with the fun. In a few days your neighbors are to secretly “Egg “or” Boo” other neighbors that have not been “Booed” or “Egged.”
Before putting together my “You’ve Been Booed” baskets I thought that it would be a nice gesture to include treat items that would not only be a representation of Halloween but had flair of fall. I wanted to personalize my baskets like the personalities of my family and co-workers. I purchased the following treat items to include in my You’ve Been Booed Baskets:
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Peanut Butter Kisses
- Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
- Autumn Candy Mix
- Instant Coffee Singles
- Lemon Ginger Tea
- Nestle Hot Chocolate
- Miniature Candy Bar Assortment
To add some color and pizzazz I placed some of the treat items into decorative cellophane bags and paper snack bags. I also, placed some of the items inside of coffee mugs and other plastic canisters. I used Halloween garland, small gable boxes, plastic spider rings, selfie props, Halloween printed socks, and small Halloween decorations to complete my baskets.
Remember that creativity goes along way and you do not have to break the bank to give a gift of enlightenment. Always take time out of your busy schedule to do something for someone else; it is the small things that mean the most.
Written by: -L.J. 10/07/2018