Start a BOO!

So I’ve been thinking about fun traditions lately, and one that was kinda fun in the neighborhood where I grew up is the BOO tradition.  I’m sure everyone knows what I’m talking about, but if you don’t, here’s how it works.  Someone ding-dong ditches a plate of goodies at your doorstep with a printout of a ghost and a poem that tells you that you need to put the ghost on your front door and take a plate of treats with same papers to two other peoples house.  Then by the time it’s Halloween pretty much everyone in the neighborhood has received a plate of treats.  It’s a fun little activity if you have little kids who like to help bake and ding-dong ditch.  Since my neighborhood didn’t already have one started I took the initiative and started one myself.  I got the printables off of this website – go ahead and start one in your neighborhood – it’s lots of fun!

When I was first thinking about starting a BOO I thought I would do a plate of sugar cookies with fancy color-flow icing on it.  But the more I got thinking about it the more I thought, if I were receiving a plate of cookies, would I want something that was really pretty but didn’t taste soo good, or would I want a plate of cookies that wasn’t so pretty but tasted yummy.  Of course the yummy won out and I ended up making Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese frosting.  YUMMY!

As far as the costumes go this is as far as I’ve got . . .

I’m soo glad we picked up this table at Costco.  It’s nice to be able to leave my projects out on the table and when I get a few minutes here and there I can sit and work on it without having to set everything up again.  The bodice for Maddy’s dress is done.  I just cut out the fabric for Macey’s dress last night.  In Macey’s backpack yesterday there was a note saying that they are going to have a Halloween bash – I’m soo excited for her to wear her fairy dress to school.  Hopefully it will be done in time!

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