FREE Halloween BOO Printable

In the spirit of good fun,
it’s time to start Boo-ing your friends and neighbors!

FREE Halloween Printable

Booing is an American contribution to Halloween which can be traced back to the 1980s. It’s a ding-dong-ditch, knock-and-run FUN tradition of surprising your neighbor with a fall treat. Many people are still in the dark about this Halloween tradition, so to shed a little light on the subject, these are the rules:

Print TWO ‘Boo’ printables along with this poem:

Halloween is drawing near,

But don’t let this spook bring you fear.

We’ve left these treats just for you.

Enjoy them please; we hope you do!

Then before two days have come and passed

Spread the fun to make it last.

Choose two friends to give treats to,

Then they’ll be BOOED just like you!

 Assemble your treat bags and print your poems, then stealthily deliver them to your friends and neighbors in drop-ring-run fashion. You’ll want to remain anonymous, so try not to get caught!

Easy-peasy-pumpkin-squeezy, right?

But, if you’re like me, and you’re just dying to have a little Fall festive fun with your neighbor, feel free to breeze right past all of this mummy-jumbo and download your FREE Printable to use however you wish, muAH-ha-hah-haaaaa!!

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This ‘Boo’ design is formatted to print four to a standard US sheet (8.5″x11″). Each individual tag measures approximately 3.5″x5″.

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I’d love to see how you use your BOO printables!  Tag @Custom_Maed on IG or shoot me a photo for a chance to be featured online.  I can’t wait to see what you do!  I’m sure it’ll be ‘wicked ghould’! 👻🎃😂

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Directions:
1. Print the FREE BOO PRINTABLE and the poem. Printing on heavy white card stock is recommended.
2. Cut them out. I apologize in advance about the decorative curves! They’re wicked fun though, right?!
3. Punch a hole at the top and string ribbon through, or use as you wish.

Be sure to follow my Halloween Pinterest board for even more Halloween inspiration!

Halloween Party Ideas on Pinterest

Have yourself a wicked good – and SAFE – Halloween!

All the Best,

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FREE Halloween Printable – 2017 Fall Party Hop

This week, I’m joining some of my favorite party friends in the Fall 2017 Party Hop!  Hop on our party bus and don’t miss out on any of the party hop FUN!  Start here with my friend – and host of the Fall 2017 Party Hop – Deanna of Mirabelle Creations.  Follow the prompts to find your way back here, PSL in hand!

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More than likely, you’ve found your way here from my new friend Dawn at Revel and Glitter.  This is no trick, it’s all about the treats with Revel and Glitter’s ‘Hello, Fall! Camp Out Dessert Table‘.

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And don’t let the Fall Fun stop here!  Be sure to fly on over to Bird’s Party where my friend Bird is sharing some easy crafts for Halloween and more FREE printables too! BOO-yah!!

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In the spirit of good fun,
it’s time to start Boo-ing your friends and neighbors!

FREE Halloween Printable

Booing is an American contribution to Halloween which can be traced back to the 1980s. It’s a ding-dong-ditch, knock-and-run FUN tradition of surprising your neighbor with a fall treat. Many people are still in the dark about this Halloween tradition, so to shed a little light on the subject, these are the rules:

Print TWO ‘Boo’ printables along with this poem:

Halloween is drawing near,

But don’t let this spook bring you fear.

We’ve left these treats just for you.

Enjoy them please; we hope you do!

Then before two days have come and passed

Spread the fun to make it last.

Choose two friends to give treats to,

Then they’ll be BOOED just like you!

 Assemble your treat bags and print your poems, then stealthily deliver them to your friends and neighbors in drop-ring-run fashion. You’ll want to remain anonymous, so try not to get caught!

Easy-peasy-pumpkin-squeezy, right?

But, if you’re like me, and you’re just dying to have a little Fall festive fun with your neighbor, feel free to breeze right past all of this mummy-jumbo and download your FREE Printable to use however you wish, muAH-ha-hah-haaaaa!!

Halloween printable

 

This ‘Boo’ design is formatted to print four to a standard US sheet (8.5″x11″). Each individual tag measures approximately 3.5″x5″.

boo-tag-free-halloween-printable-samples

I’d love to see how you use your BOO printables!  Tag @Custom_Maed on IG or shoot me a photo for a chance to be featured online.  I can’t wait to see what you do!  I’m sure it’ll be ‘wicked ghould’! 👻🎃😂

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Sign up here to get your FREE ‘Boo’ Halloween printable!

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Directions:
1. Print the FREE BOO PRINTABLE and the poem. Printing on heavy white card stock is recommended.
2. Cut them out. I apologize in advance about the decorative curves! They’re wicked fun though, right?!
3. Punch a hole at the top and string ribbon through, or use as you wish.

Be sure to follow my Halloween Pinterest board for even more Halloween inspiration!

Halloween Party Ideas on Pinterest

Have yourself a wicked good – and SAFE – Halloween!

All the Best,

signature-mae-orange

 

 

 

RSVP or Regrets Only? That is the question.

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RSVP or Regrets Only?  That is the question.

Somehow in our always-busy-world, we’ve decided that requesting an RSVP is too much to ask of our guests. So we’ve given people an out.

Enter the “Regrets Only”.

Asking invitees to contact you only when they can’t attend a party saves those who will attend from having to do anything.  However, it also puts pressure on those who won’t attend to offer a reason why.

We’re not actually doing anyone any favors by requesting ‘regrets only’. In fact, there’s a level of shaming at play in requesting ‘regrets only’.  Even with a legitimate reason, people will often feel bad and occasionally awkward about responding with a ‘no’.

Okay, but who actually makes time to RSVP anymore?

The answer is: … almost everyone!

We have to stop behaving as though requesting something as simple as a reply is putting someone out.

Most people are happy to reply as a common courtesy. Taking a moment to reply to your host requires only a minute of our time. Not only is this the proper thing to do, but both guests and hosts alike will benefit.

As a guest, RSVPing goes hand-and-hand with taking a glance at your calendar.  Life is busy.  Taking a glance at my calendar helps me to keep things in check, which leads to better time management and a healthier, happier household.

As a host, well – this is where it gets real real.  You’ll gather information which goes a long way in planning your party or event.

When you’re asking for an RSVP, what you’re really asking is:

  • How many people are coming to the party?
  • How much food will I need?
  • How much alcohol do we need? (super-duper important!)
  • How many party favors should be assembled?
  • How large of a cake should I order?
  • Who should sit next to Aunt Martha?

Finding out how many guests will be in attendance is the main reason we ask for a response. Not knowing how many to plan for, we’re likely stuck buying food and beverages for all 50 people you’ve invited, even if only 20 show up.

When we’re talking about perishable food and festive party favors, ka-ching!

When we’re talking wine? Well, I wouldn’t consider that a ‘problem’ at all!  😜🍷

Do yourself a favor the next time you plan a party or event. Ask for a response in the form of an ‘RSVP’. Skip the ‘regrets only’ and go for the gusto. You’ll be glad you did.

Do your invitees a favor too. Make it easy to RSVP.  For more informal parties (um…totally not for weddings!), allow guests to RSVP via text or email.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Even if numbers are skewed a bit, as they typically are, you’ll have a much closer count and be able to plan accordingly.

If all else fails and you still end up with extra wine, you know where to send it!

Feel free to leave your RSVP questions in the comment section below.  I’d love to keep the discussion going.

Party on,

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Coordinating Rustic Barn Style RSVP inserts are available in the shop:

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Bayou Bash – Crawfish Boil Invitations

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Welcome to Crawfish Season!

We’re fixin’ to boil some mudbugs and get a little cray with these Crawfish Boil Invitations by Custom Mae’d! 🤣🦐🌽

My girl @sunnyemorgan loves to stretch my design muscle 💪🏻 (love you, girl! xo). Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, this time she pulled a low-down southern ‘Bayou Bash’ Crawfish Boil invitations straight out of this born-and-raised New England girl! 😳😎

Elvis once said that if you boil a crawfish just right, it'll be sweeter than sugar when you take a bite. Click To Tweet

Stock the cooler with Abita and don’t call me late for supper! These ‘Bayou Bash’ party invitations were just listed in the shop.

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Several options are available to suit you just right! I didn’t think “Tails, Cold Beer and Taters” sounded too legit for a first birthday, but maybe we’ll put a little sass in your glass for a reunion, grown up party or even a graduation? Let’s get a little cray!

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Invitations are available with or without photo.  We can change the wording, colors, whatev.  At Custom Mae’d, we’re flexible like that!

Contact me for ordering info.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

All the Best,

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National Teacher Appreciation Day

Hey, Hey! It’s National Teacher Week!

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Just kidding.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be relieved to hear that you haven’t blown it. We’ve got until the end of next week to pull this off, phew!

Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 is May 8 – May 12

For the life of me, I thought it was today. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been caught off guard, left to scramble last minute to pull something like this off.

Life is full of surprises, and opportunities to celebrate.  That’s why I’m choosing to focus on one (maybe two) events per month and offer you an assist in the celebration department.

I’ve whipped up a FREE printable to help you pull this off like a pro!

We’re all in this together, Mama!

We Need Smore Teachers Like You

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Download and print the attached printable. Have your student sign where indicated. Toss a couple of marshmallows, chocolate bar and grahams in a Ziploc bag.  Attach that label and you’re DONE! This one is so easy, that chocolate won’t even have time to melt in your hands!

DIY Student Fill In Printable – Due Wednesday, May 3rd

This one is going to take a little more planning and a little more time, but it’s well worth it.  Download this printable from my website. Have your student fill out the form answering the questions in his/her own words.  Be sure to make a copy of this one, Mama! Give one, keep one. This one is going to hit you in all the feels!

Gift Cards

These are a dime a dozen but always be appreciated. Starbucks or Staples both sound like good ideas to me! Most locations are keen to provide Teacher Friendly styles.  Super swift and easy.

I would love to see how you use your freebies, or even if you went out on a limb and did your own thing.  Snap a photo and send it my way for a chance to be featured on the blog.

Party on,

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