Looking for a fun way to spread holiday cheer? This printable “you’ve been mugged” game is perfect! Just print, follow the instructions, fill a mug with goodies and “mug” your target. It’s a great way to surprise friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members during the holidays.
It’s always fun to bring holiday joy to friends and neighbors, and this fun printable is a great way to do it. If you’ve ever seen the Halloween “You’ve Been Boo’d” signs around, you’ll know how this one works. It’s a super cute way to show someone you care or that you’re thinking of them. It’s also a fun way to surprise your neighbors and spread some cheer.
I’m a huge fan of doing simple things that make a big impact, and this one is a great one. My advice for making this work on a larger scale is to figure out how many people you intend to “mug,” then head to the dollar store. They always have a fun selection of holiday mugs, but even just a plain white, red or green mug will do for this. Buy as many as you need for the people you are mugging.
Then, head to the candy aisles. Grab some bags of Christmas chocolates, mints, candy canes, and other fun treats. Depending on who you are mugging, decide if you want to include other items like makeup, gloves, toys, trinkets, gift cards, hot chocolate packets or other items. Keep things small, obviously, but you can always wrap the mug in cellophane if it is overflowing.
Once each mug is ready for gifting, it’s time to print out your tags. The printables include both a gift tag and a door tag. The gift tag should be cut out and tied to the handle of the mug, while the door tag should be affixed to the door of the person you are mugging. I highly suggest printing them out on cardstock for the best results.
It should go without saying that you should probably be careful about mugging someone you don’t know. Some folks would not appreciate having something hung on their door, and they may not even appreciate a mug of fun.
Finally, leave them a copy of the instructions and a sign they can put up to let people know they have been mugged. That way they can play along if they would like to and mug someone else. It’s up to them how they choose to respond, but whether they continue or not, your job is now done.
Remember to post your own sign up on your door letting people know that you’ve been mugged, otherwise you may find yourself inundated with mugs. The whole idea is that you should only get mugged once.
And that’s it! A holiday tradition that everyone can enjoy. This is such a fun and easy way to spread some holiday cheer! I know my kids always love getting mugs filled with goodies, and I love that this printable makes it so simple. I hope you’ll give it a try.
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.