You’ve been ghosted. I love this tradition. And you can really do it with any holiday – just change up the picture and poem. I found this poem online somewhere years ago. It’s fun to see how many front doors in the ole ‘hood get a ghost in just a few days. Plus, it makes me feel like I live in a small little town.
First you take a container. I’ve used plastic pumpkins from the Dollar Store before….but this year I just used paper bags since that’s what I had. Then you put some candy inside. And you also have include extra copies of the poem so that the next person can put them in the bags that they make.
In case you can’t see the poem in the picture……..
Late last night we left you a treat.
The tradition is fun and one we hope you’ll repeat.
Take the ghost and pin it on your door.
To let others know, you need ghost-ed no more.
Now it’s your duty to pass on the surprise,
to 2 more families we must advise.
Gather some treats and deliver them soon.
With-in 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.
This is all in good fun & we are just trying to say…
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Cheesy and fun! 🙂 Plus the bird LOVED helping me sneak around in the dark and deliver the bags. I made three since I started it and wanted lots of people to get them. So six more houses in the ‘hood will have them by tonight. And then twelve more in two nights…..mmwahaha. 🙂 FUN! I just typed the poem out, found a ghost clip-art and taped it to a piece of paper and made copies. fun fun fun. I love Halloween.
The Talberts says
Dang. I can’t even keep track of the list of ideas that I’ve been getting from your wonderfully crafty blog lately. Let alone actually tackle them myself. I’ve got to try this one, though. We only have five other houses nearby and I don’t think they “do” Halloween. Maybe I can make it more autumnal. Or maybe we can sneak down to the subdivision nearby. Fun idea!
I saw this idea, and thought, “What fun!” Of course you are on it. 🙂 Maybe I can get Cash in on this.
More Chic Than Shabby says
What a great idea and a fun way to bring the neighborhood together.