the other day we got "booed" or "ghosted". it happens every year. it is so much fun for the kiddos and kicks off the holiday season. my neighborhood has little festivities throughout the year, but during the holidays things get kicked up a notch. the grown ups have as much fun as the kids.
we came home to a little ghost taped to our door with a bag of homemade goodies, pumpkin carving kit, and little treats to celebrate the season. it is so fun to watch the ghost population grow in our neighborhood as we get closer to halloween. included in our bag of goodies are the instructions above. my daughter loves ghosting people. we get our goody bags together and make the ghosts, but her favorite part is going up to our neighbors front doors at night, taping the ghost on the door, ringing the doorbell and running away as quickly as possible so we don't get caught.
after living in our neighborhood for four halloweens now, i buy stuff on clearance and keep it for the next year. i can get really cool stuff from crate and barrel, paper source, target, etc. and usually for super cheap. i bought these bags at the crate and barrel outlet. i filled them with...
silly eyes and...
i include fun entertaining stuff for the mommies too, paper straws and festive napkins.
i had to make something homemade too. this year i made a loaf of "boo" bread.
i try not to include candy if i can help it. i might include one piece of candy per child, but these pretzels are a fun, healthier option.
books are good too. there are some great inexpensive paper back books to celebrate the season.
tonight we are ghosting our first family! i hope we don't get caught! do you have any fun halloween traditions?