Happy (almost) Halloween, friends!
I wanted to share a fun neighborhood game called "Ghosting" that we have started around the neighborhood. (And for any of my neighborhood friends reading this, sorry to have spoiled the "anonymous ghosting" thing!). This past week, my mother-in-law was in town and shared the tradition with us. Her five kids (including my hub) did it while growing up in Kansas City. It is simple as can be and can be a fun way to spread the Halloween spirit around a neighborhood.
When to "Ghost"
Ghosting can be done anytime in October; really any time neighbors begin to put out Halloween decor. I'd say one to two weeks prior to Halloween is the best time!
Supplies for Ghosting
How to "Ghost"...
Pick two neighbors to "Ghost." After dark (or before dark if you have little ones), walk up to their house and post the ghost on the door with tape. Leave the letter and goodie bag at their doorstep. Ring the doorbell, then run! Your neighbors will then be instructed by the letter to "Ghost" two more families in the niehgborhood, and so on.
Ghosting Poem, or Letter
"You've Been Ghosted!
Late last night, we left you a treat. The tradition is fun, one we hope you'll repeat.
Take the ghost and pin it on your door, to let others know, you need ghosted no more.
Now it's your duty to pass on the surprise, to two more families, we must advise.
Gather some treats and deliver them soon, within two nights, under the light of the moon.
Include a ghost with each package you give, along with this poem for the tradition to live."