A New “Boo!” Tradition + Hallmark Giveaway

We love Halloween.

Our current Halloween traditions include:

Making lots of pipe cleaner spiders;

Charlie wearing his favorite shirt, which he thinks says, “I’m Alvin”; and,

Driving three hours to Atlanta to celebrate Halloween with our besties,
who do Halloween like nobody’s business.

Every year, our friends do an elaborate haunted scene in their front yard. At the bottom of the picture above is a coffin (a real one!). Rick, the husband/Dad, is a film teacher so everything is REALLY well done. Lights, fog machines, awesome music. Basically, we make people scream (and sometimes run away and cry).

There’s LOADS of free entertainment including but not limited to pre-teen boys who talk a big game as they strut towards us. But then when they get up close, they start to make a wide arc to avoid the entrance of the haunted scene as their smack talk tapers off…


Well, Halloween is in the middle of the week this year and the kids are in school, so this year will be a little different…

A New Tradition

It’s time for a new tradition!  (A “Boo!” Tradition)

Our friends at Hallmark sent us some things we can use to “Boo!” some neighbors. If you’ve never “boo’d” or been “boo’d,” basically you put a gift of halloween items on someone’s front door with a note in a card, ring the doorbell and run away. They hang a copy of the note in the window to indicate they’ve been boo’d. Then they “boo” somebody else.

To help with this new tradition, Hallmark shipped us a box of Halloween fun that you can win with giveaway details below.

The Prize Pack Includes:

My Pet Ghost

He appears and talks when you push the lid.

The Witch’s Hat Door Decor

It shrieks and and cackles (and it’s weather-proof!).

And a Giant Witch

This card can be used by the person who receives it as a hanging or table decoration.

And of course…cards!

We wrote the card and can’t wait to “Boo” someone!

Enter to Win a Boo from Halloween Prize Pack:

1) Like this blog post on Facebook

2) Leave a comment below with what your kids are going to be for Halloween (or your favorite Halloween costume ever)!

Contest ends October 15th at 8 pm and is limited to the continental US only (sorry to my non-U.S. peeps!)

Big thanks to our friends at Hallmark for helping us start a “Boo!” Halloween tradition!

And the winner is…

Ginger F.



9 Responses to A New “Boo!” Tradition + Hallmark Giveaway

  1. Kelly D October 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    I like this post on FB(Kelly D Saver). My daughter will be a witch and my son, a wizard.


    • Heather October 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks, Kelly! I think it’s fun when little kids are a pair of something. Makes for classic sibling photos!

  2. Angie October 11, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    We’re still thinking about Halloween costumes. My LO has requested to be socks (now, he’s two and I don’t think he really understands what it means). I’m trying to convince him to consider being Thomas or a pirate. But, being a pair of socks might actually be quite funny (and a great story for later).

    • Heather October 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      That is laugh-out-loud funny! I think you should be a shoe, but it would probably be a lot easier (and more comfortable!) to be a sock. Oh, man, that’s funny, Angie.

  3. Ginger F. October 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    I liked your fb post (o:

  4. Ginger F. October 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    My little gal is going to be batgirl!!

  5. Cynthia R October 15, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    I liked your post on facebook! My daughter is going to be a witch (she’s 4!). ;)

  6. Amy October 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Well my son is going to be a Ninja (complete with a new sword… he worked that one out pretty good). My almost-3-year-old daughter is going to be… wait for it…. Darth Vader.

    I secretly love it.

    (By the way- we can no longer open our garage door without her do doing the hand signal (like the boy from the Volkswagen commercial) that magically causes it to open. We will be getting it on video very soon. :)

    • Heather October 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

      Can not wait to see pictures! And the video. I love that she want’s to be Darth Vader – that’s some good stuff right there!