A couple of years ago we started a tradition with my boys, Ghosting (or booing...it's the same thing). In all honesty, my sister started it with her family and we hopped on the band wagon. I know, I know, lots of families do the same thing, but I didn't know about it until my sister started it, so there!
Each year around the first of October, we buy various types of individually wrapped candy (you could also do cookies), shove them in a Halloween baggie; attach a picture of a ghost and a poem of instructions of what to do next.
Once dark is upon us, we become ghosts! We sneak up to our ghostees homes, place the candy bag on their doorstep, ring the bell (or bang on the door) and then get the heck out of there before we're caught!
Last night we ghosted ten families (one of them was my sister and her family), the other nine families live in our neighborhood. The boys absolutely love being little ghosts! They get to be sneaky and see how fast they can run and get out of sight so they aren't discovered by our neighbors. They were almost caught once last night but they made it out of sight by the skin of their teeth!
Once the ghostee has opened their door and received their bag of goodies; if they decide to join in the ghosting fun there are specific instructions to follow. The instructions say to tape the ghost that they received to the front door, and then ghost two of their neighbors; then they get to become a ghost!
It's a lot of fun to watch the pictures of little ghosts popping up on doors and windows all over the neighborhood. I hope you'll join in the fun! Happy Ghosting!!