You’ve Been Boo’d!

Have YOU been boo’d?

“Booing” is one of my favorite Halloween traditions. It’s basically like playing “Secret Santa” at Christmastime. Or if you’ve ever played “doorbell ditch.” Only this is a nice version. 😉

If you’ve never done (or received) a “boo” before, it would be a fun tradition to start! (My kids are super excited to make our secret deliveries tonight. . . yet another attempt at “silly mommy!”)

I made you some FREE printables so you can go “booing” yourself!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Print two copies of the Boo’d Poem.
  2. Print two copies of the Boo’d sign (there are two on this 8.5×11 printable).
  3. Prepare a treat for two neighbors.
  4. Decorate your goodies with printable treat toppers or gift tags, if desired.
  5. Secretly deliver a treat, Boo’d Poem, and Boo’d sign to two of your neighbors. . .
  6. Leave on the porch, ring the doorbell, and RUN! (And don’t get caught ;))

The hope is that your neighbors (friends, family members, co-workers, etc.) will then place the We’ve Been Boo’d sign in a visible place, and repeat the process! It’s fun to see how far it spreads.



105 Comments on You’ve Been Boo’d!

  1. The Educational Tourist
    October 17, 2014 at 1:49 am (1 year ago)

    We just moved into a new neighborhood and the doorbell rang, introducing us to this fun tradition! I love your printables which I’ll include in the basket for the next neighbor!

    I write about adventures with the kids and all things travel http://www.theeducationaltourist.com and would love for you to stop by.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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  2. Jill Tully
    October 24, 2011 at 5:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! We just got Boo’d and are so excited! Thanks for sharing such wonderful printables!!!! We can’t wait to go boo our neighbors 😉

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    • pameladonnis
      October 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm (4 years ago)

      How fun!! Thanks for passing along the tradition!!

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  3. Anonymous Ink (aka mary)
    October 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    PS: Sorry about the redundant question regarding the owl’s origins. After reading all the posts, I see you had previously answered the question. I’m off to Kirklands! LOL!

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  4. Anonymous Ink (aka mary)
    October 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this great idea and your files too. I love Halloween and will enjoy doing something cute for my neighbors. I’ll have to make four though, delivering these to only two of my four favorite neighbors might get me “tricked”! LOL!

    About that adorable owl in the photo – did you make her? Do you have instructions you are willing to share? My DDIL loves owls and this would make a fantastic gift. 😀

    Thanks again!

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  5. Bonnie T
    October 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm (5 years ago)

    This is such a fun thing to do for Halloween! I know it as Ding Dong Ditch. LOL I’ve never actually done it before, so maybe I’ll have to give it a try this year. Then maybe someone will leave an ADORABLE stuffed owl like that on MY porch!! ;D Thanks for the goodies!!

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  6. Sonia
    October 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Way to make the old tradition new & super cute! Love it!

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  7. Margaret L
    October 9, 2010 at 1:14 pm (5 years ago)

    How cute! We have done this at work a few times. It is so much fun!
    Thanks for the freebies! Margaret

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  8. Tamara
    October 9, 2010 at 8:06 am (5 years ago)

    So Cute! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  9. Elizabeth Wilkinson
    October 9, 2010 at 7:24 am (5 years ago)

    hmmm I think I subscribed to the feed but also may have subscribe to your comments feed… will go and check! argh.. thanks for the freebie… got your info from the Little Dreamer newsletter. Thanks

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  10. Elizabeth Wilkinson
    October 9, 2010 at 7:16 am (5 years ago)

    I’m now a facebook fan of yours!

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  11. Elizabeth Wilkinson
    October 9, 2010 at 7:15 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribed to your newsletter and sent a link for your site to a girlfriend!

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  12. Jackie
    October 9, 2010 at 3:54 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you for the cute freebie and for the chance to win such a great kit! Happy Halloween!!

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  13. Suzie P.
    October 9, 2010 at 3:35 am (5 years ago)

    Love the little ghosties! Thanks for the great Boo’d Printable!

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  14. Alisha
    October 9, 2010 at 2:07 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribed to your RSS feed!

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  15. Alisha
    October 9, 2010 at 2:06 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

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  16. Alisha
    October 9, 2010 at 2:06 am (5 years ago)

    I liked you on Facebook!

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  17. Alisha
    October 9, 2010 at 2:06 am (5 years ago)

    I now am a follower of yours on Twitter!

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  18. Alisha
    October 9, 2010 at 2:01 am (5 years ago)

    How adorable! I can’t wait to try this out! Also, thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous kit!

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  19. Vicky
    October 9, 2010 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

    Wow!!What a great idea!I’ve never heard of it before.Thanks for the freebies and for the chance to win!

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  20. kristie
    October 8, 2010 at 10:18 pm (5 years ago)

    Yikes!!!! :Squeals with delight: I just love this idea! Oh, my friends are going to have a scream with this. But hmmmmmmmm . . . Do I tell them it was me who started it all. Oh, I’m so bubbly excited right now that I’m getting jittery! Thank you for this awesome game!

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  21. Kelly H
    October 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

    I have signed up for you newsletter, like finding good ones to subscribe too:)

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  22. Kelly H
    October 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I “like” your page on facebook

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  23. Kelly H
    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm (5 years ago)

    I am now following you on Twitter @violethare

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  24. Kelly H
    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm (5 years ago)

    After browsing your blog, can see it is one I would enjoy —
    just subscribed thru Google Reader, (did thru FeedBurner as well as sometimes I lose things from both)

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  25. Kelly H
    October 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm (5 years ago)

    What a cute treat to share, I have heard of this from a friend in another neighborhood where alot of people participate, but have never seen it done in mine, here our HOA probably wouldn’t even allow it — will have to think of some other places I can use it, it’s too cute not too:)

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  26. Carolyn
    October 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm (5 years ago)

    What a cute idea! Thank you for the cute printables and fun idea!!

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  27. Peggy
    October 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm (5 years ago)

    What a fun idea! and very cute too. Did you make that adorable stuffed owl? Thanks for the freebies.

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    • pameladonnis
      October 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm (5 years ago)

      I bought the owl from Kirkland’s. BUT isn’t it sooo cute? And by the looks of it I’m thinking it might be easy to make…I’ll have to check that out!

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  28. Melinda
    October 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm (5 years ago)

    I don’t boo-ing has ever been done in our neighborhood- we’re all too busy I guess LOL

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  29. Michelle
    October 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm (5 years ago)

    so cute! I love the fresh take on a old tradition! Thanks!

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  30. Jayme L.
    October 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Very cute! I love the felty elements. Thanks for the freebies.

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  31. Carrie
    October 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Awesome idea!

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  32. michelle
    October 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm (5 years ago)

    oh, how i would love to win this kit!

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  33. Amy Lee
    October 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I am a big fan of your designs. I love your new kit!!! Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win the kit!! I subscribed to your newsletter too!!

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  34. jesa
    October 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, thanks for the freebie & chance to win!

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  35. Rachel Rerko
    October 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm (5 years ago)

    I was Boo’d a few years back and the whole family had a field day with this! Great hybrid project. Thanks for the printables.

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  36. Stevie
    October 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm (5 years ago)

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks again!

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  37. Stevie
    October 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the freebie, super cute! Thank you also for the chance to win the kit! Have a great weekend!

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  38. Karen
    October 8, 2010 at 4:46 pm (5 years ago)

    What a fun idea! I love that new collab too! :)

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  39. Shay
    October 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    I also just subscribed to your RSS feed in Google Reader.

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  40. Shay
    October 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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  41. Shay
    October 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Wonderful freebie! The projects you made are adorable! Thank you for the chance to win the awesome digital kit.

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  42. Barbara
    October 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Such a cute freebie. Love the kit you designed and think you are “spook-tacular” for giving two away.

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  43. Kim Wresh
    October 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks so much! We do this every year and you just made it so much easier! These are daaaaarling! Happy Halloween!

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  44. Sheri
    October 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm (5 years ago)

    I signed up for your newsletter.

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  45. Sheri
    October 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    This is a great idea!

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  46. Jody O'Reilly
    October 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the great freebie – what a fun idea! Have never done this/heard of it before but want to try! Thanks again, Jody

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  47. Sonia
    October 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Such a cute idea! I love it!

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  48. Megan
    October 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the boo’ing goodie!! I can’t wait to try this! 😀 I’ve never done it before. Also the collab is fab! LDD designers did an amazing job!

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  49. Michele K.
    October 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Love your “Boo’d” downloadables! Our neighborhood has been doing it for several years and my 8 yr. old definitely thinks that it is almost as good as the trick & treating part of Halloween! She has already mentioned the sign and is wondering who starts it. I think that we might have to jump in this year and begin it with your adorable signs. Thanks for making a fun event even more colorful and fun!

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  50. Pat Braun
    October 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! Super kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Theresa
    October 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Every year I say I’m going to BOO someone and always run out of time. Maybe I should start now!
    Thanks for the chance

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  52. Laura C.
    October 8, 2010 at 1:13 pm (5 years ago)

    The “You’ve Been Boo’d” printables are so cute and fun….thank you for sharing those with us! Thank you for the chance to win the new Halloween collab- I love it :)

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  53. amoerler
    October 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm (5 years ago)

    What a great kit. Thanks for the chance!

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  54. Tina
    October 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Pam,
    This is such a wonderful hybrid project!
    I love this concept. Our neighborhood does it.
    No need to count me in on the collab since I have it already.

    The Halloween Collab is packed with good stuff!
    Tina

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  55. Chris B
    October 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm (5 years ago)

    What a cute idea! Thanks for the printables. We’re moving to a new neighborhood (today actually!) and this will be a fun way to get to know some of our neighbors.

    Thanks for the chance to win the collab too.

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  56. Sandy_in_MD
    October 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

    That is such a fun idea – thanks for the printables!

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  57. Kelli
    October 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Already a newsletter subscriber :)

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  58. Sarah
    October 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

    What a cute kit! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  59. Kelli
    October 8, 2010 at 12:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome new collab!

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  60. Becky
    October 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I bet our neigborhood children would love to have us “boo” them! thanks for the idea!

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  61. Vicki
    October 8, 2010 at 11:05 am (5 years ago)

    I’m now following you on twitter.

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  62. Vicki
    October 8, 2010 at 11:02 am (5 years ago)

    Love your stuff! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  63. terri
    October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    Im going to do this! My neighbour lost her husband of 50 yrs 2 weeks ago, and id like to cheer her up!

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  64. terri
    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am (5 years ago)

    I added you on facebook

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  65. Lori
    October 8, 2010 at 10:47 am (5 years ago)

    Cute idea, hope you have lots of fun!

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  66. lawyerlyn
    October 8, 2010 at 9:47 am (5 years ago)

    how i wish i can have this kit!

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  67. donna
    October 8, 2010 at 9:20 am (5 years ago)

    what a cute! and fun! idea
    thank you
    donna

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  68. Barb
    October 8, 2010 at 7:07 am (5 years ago)

    Sounds like fun. May have to try it in my neighborhood. Cute sign and poem. Thanks.

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  69. Joy
    October 8, 2010 at 6:54 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribe to your newsletter too! :)

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  70. Joy
    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am (5 years ago)

    I have you on Facebook. :)

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  71. Joy
    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am (5 years ago)

    I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  72. Joy
    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am (5 years ago)

    Super cute! :)

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  73. Alyna
    October 8, 2010 at 6:30 am (5 years ago)

    And I follow you in my Google reader as well.
    Thanks for the fun printables!!

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  74. Alyna
    October 8, 2010 at 6:29 am (5 years ago)

    I subscribe to your newsletter. :)

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  75. Alyna
    October 8, 2010 at 6:28 am (5 years ago)

    This is such a fun tradition! We did it when I was younger, but I haven’t done it in years. Thanks for the reminder!

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  76. may
    October 8, 2010 at 5:27 am (5 years ago)

    I’ve never been boo’ed before and I don’t mind starting one here in my neighborhood (Hawaii). I’m wishing for some luck on your giveaway — love the kit!

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  77. Joanne KW
    October 8, 2010 at 5:26 am (5 years ago)

    This brings out the kid in me! Thanks for the printables, and the chance.

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  78. Vicky
    October 8, 2010 at 4:51 am (5 years ago)

    I have been super excited that you are on the LDD team. I love your designs! The ‘boo’ed’ idea sounds so fun and my friend, Jacki (on the LDD creative team), and I are thinking of doing this on Halloween night with some of our neighbors. We live in Malaysia so your goodies will be all the way over in Southeast Asia!!!

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    • pameladonnis
      October 8, 2010 at 11:02 am (5 years ago)

      Very cool!!

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  79. Laura Bozeman
    October 8, 2010 at 4:36 am (5 years ago)

    So so cute! We got boo’d last year. Unfortunately, not many people participated after we passed ours along – but it was fun to make the packages. Love the owl – so cute!!

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    • pameladonnis
      October 8, 2010 at 4:39 am (5 years ago)

      Bummer…some people spoil all the fun.

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  80. Amanda
    October 8, 2010 at 4:24 am (5 years ago)

    This has got to be the cutest “You’ve been Boo’d” I’ve ever seen!
    Thanks so much for sharing! And for the chance to win :)

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  81. Francesca
    October 8, 2010 at 4:00 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks for the FREE printables! I recently moved and am now super excited to start fun traditions with my mom friends! :)

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  82. Stefani
    October 8, 2010 at 3:44 am (5 years ago)

    I love that owl! How stinkin’ cute is that?! crossing my fingers for the kit!

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  83. Amandac
    October 8, 2010 at 3:41 am (5 years ago)

    We are slowly getting into the Halloween spirit over here in Oz – this year we are hosting our first ever Halloween party and the kids are hysterical trying to find out all about Halloween on the internet. Booing the neighbours sounds lots of fun … and we might just give it a go :)

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  84. Allison
    October 8, 2010 at 3:30 am (5 years ago)

    This sounds like so much fun – thanks for the idea! (and cute, cute printables!)

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  85. Danica Francom
    October 8, 2010 at 3:04 am (5 years ago)

    I would love this kit!!! Please pick me!!! Thanks for the freebie!

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  86. Becky
    October 8, 2010 at 1:34 am (5 years ago)

    This is always a fun tradition. And what a cute sign you’ve made. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Deanna E.
    October 8, 2010 at 1:27 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the adorable freebie. I can’t wait to use it! The Spooktacular kit looks awesome!

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  88. yanina
    October 8, 2010 at 1:00 am (5 years ago)

    super cute!! thanks for the chace to win,.

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  89. Amanda
    October 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm (5 years ago)

    How cute! I live out in the country – there are five of us on a mile long street. It would be FUN and Family Friendly to share these Boo’d Bags!! And…be the first to do it here =)

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  90. Susan
    October 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I just subscribed to your newsletter. :)

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  91. Susan
    October 7, 2010 at 6:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Ohhhh, cute!!! Like Mandy, I need to get it going in my neighborhood.

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  92. Tara
    October 7, 2010 at 6:03 pm (5 years ago)

    U r so much fun. This far surpasses any booing kit we have ever done or gotten! So cute

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  93. Mandy
    October 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm (5 years ago)

    That is such a cute way to show the different pieces of a kit. I love boo’ing people! I’ve been waiting for it to “explode” in our neighborhood/ward, but maybe everyone is waiting for ME to get it going. 😉

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    • pameladonnis
      October 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes, I think they are waiting for YOU, Mandy! 😉

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  94. Lisa
    October 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm (5 years ago)

    Cute design! We do this in our neighborhood and the old “boo’d” sign could use a snazzy new design!

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