Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Jenn: BOO

We've been Boo'd. Some years we get Boo'd and some years we get hit by the Phantom Ghost.

When we moved into our first house 6 years ago, it was the first time we had ever heard of this holiday tradition. Having only been in the house 6 months or so, one night a few weeks before Halloween we heard a loud banging on the front door. We opened the door to find a bag of candy and a "ghost" telling us we'd been hit by the Phantom. The instructions were that we must strike 3 more houses in 24 hours with a copy of the letter and picture of the phantom Ghost plus a bag of treats. My kids were thrilled. They had never heard of this game and how much fun. We made our copies, hung our ghost on door so we didn't get "hit" again by the phantom and drove around the neighborhood ghosting other families. It was like ring and run only you left a treat behind. It was thrilling - the idea of not getting caught, of doing something for someone - my kids loved it and so did I. We drove around the neighborhood looking for ghosts on doors so we knew who had been struck by the Phantom.

Yesterday the kids and I were talking about this holiday tradition and decided we would go out last night and do some booing of our own. As we were leaving the house, we were Boo'd. It seems another Mom had decided to do some Booing of her own too - great minds think alike! Everyone was excited - even the big kids as we decided who we would "hit" and who might have already been "hit."

This game has caught the attention of Hallmark who now carries a kit with window clings and all. I printed mine from www.organizedchristmas.com and www.beenbood.com or you can hand draw a ghost like the one we got ... my kids decided this was the best one of all.

It is a fun and harmless way to bring some Halloween fun to your neighborhood - if you've never been boo'd, it's time to try it.

Cara's two cents: Gotcha! Boooooooooooooooo!!!


Corrie Howe said...

Oh yes! Our neighborhood hasn't done this in a long time. But the kids did have a great time doing it. Maybe it is time to resurrect (no pun intended) this holiday fun.

Beth P. said...

How fun! I am a big huge chicken and am terrified that this wouldn't be appreciated in my neighborhood, but love the concept! How great to have the kids involved, too!

The Redhead Riter said...

I've never heard of that before!

Have a great day ♥

Conquer The Monkey said...

What a wild idea, I'd never heard of it!!!! sounds like fun!

Love your blog! Found it today. Will be following!
Come on by!

Rosanne said...

Well, I got Booed last night as well and the mystery was not hard to solve. You see, my "Ghost" Martha Stewart'd herself into recognition, but the kids were thrilled and are very excited to have their turn tonight.

Flory said...

Never heard of this, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I just may try it. :)

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