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Sunday, September 16, 2012

You've Been Booed!

In the past two neighborhoods where we have lived, we've participated in a fun tradition that seems to be spreading: being booed! While the name of the game sounds mean, it's actually very kind. Basically, when you are booed, you receive a surprise goodie bag on your front porch filled with little treats like candy, Halloween decor, and/or little Halloween-themed toys. Along with your stash of goodies, you also find a letter that explains the game and a sign to post on your front door or window, letting everyone know your house has been booed. Then you follow the directions in the letter that tell you to make one or two copies of the letter and sign and go and boo one or two other neighbors who have yet to have a boo sign on their door. This typically starts four to six weeks before Halloween, so by the time October 31st rolls around, you'll see lots of Booed signs on front doors and windows throughout your neighborhood. It's a lot of fun not just being surprised by a bag of treats but in making more goody bags and deciding who you want to boo!


Stephanie, over at Sweet Boutique, blogged about her experience with being booed last week, and that's where the idea of an online version began. In her post, she shared an adorable sample flyer and boo sign, so if you'd like to start up the tradition in your neighborhood, visit Stephanie to use the documents she has made. 

 

When I saw her post, we started chatting about how we could create a version to play with fellow bloggers, and this is what we've come up with.


Instead of getting a treat bag on your front porch, you get a fun button in your inbox. Then, to show everyone that you've been booed, you will put the button on your blog, and you get to forward the email to two of your blogging friends. The button links back to either Stephanie's or my blog AND the person who booed you as well so others can find out what the game is all about. 



 
 Have you been booed???

If so, we hope you've put your button on your blog. Please join our Linky party below to let us know that you've been booed and so we can visit your blog. If you decide to start following us, which is totally optional to play, let us know, so we can start following your blog too. You are also invited to visit all the other blogs that have been booed too. We hope that by Halloween, we'll see lots of booed bloggers out there, meeting each other, possibly making new friends, and getting into the fun spirit of the game!



Happy Halloween! 

(don't forget to link up!)


    (This linky party is for people who have been booed; please link to your home page. If you can't link up here, please visit Stephanie's boo post to link up.)







14 comments:

  1. Tried to add my link but I think it might be bugged. =)

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    1. Jill, I'm sorry it didn't work for you. We'll look to see if we can figure out what went wrong. You may try again tomorrow. Thanks for playing the game!

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  2. Glad to be Booed! :D I am following you ladies via FB, Pinterest, G+, Bloglovin, Linky (of course where applicable for each:P). Happy Halloween!!

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    1. Great! Thanks for playing! I'll stop by your blog and follow you back.

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  3. This is so fun :) What a great idea you ladies came up with! I'm now following you as well... Have a great day!!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed our game. I'll be stopping by your blog soon. Thanks for playing!

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  4. I tried last night and just now to add my button and it's still not working!

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  5. Jennifer, I don't know why, but neither of my inlinkz linkies are behaving, but I just checked Stephanie's, and hers is, so I hope you'll go there to add your button: http://swtboutique.blogspot.com/2012/09/you-have-been-booedbloggy-style-baby.html. Thanks for playing!
    Bonny

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  6. Such a fun idea :) Thank you for putting this together!

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  7. This is such a fun blog game!! Thanks for hosting it!! xoxo

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  8. YAY for meeting new friends! Thanks for a fun idea!

    Kristine The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

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  9. How fun! I love this idea and your blog and I am a new follower! I would love for you to stop by my blog too! www.blessedscrapper.com- Sarita

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