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Boo! Get Spooked This Halloween (A Bit Like Secret Santa)

September 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A Bit Like Secret Santa – Secretly deliver Halloween treats and a “Spook” to your neighbors and start a fun chain reaction that will end up all over town!

Click to Download PDF of You've Been Spooked

Have you ever been spooked by the Halloween Phantom? If not, why not become the Halloween Phantom in your neighborhood to get the ball rolling?

So, what is “getting spooked?” How does it work? Just who is the Halloween Phantom? The idea is pretty simple.  It is kind of like a hand delivered chain letter with candy attached.



To get the ghost rolling:

  • Download and print 3 copies of this get spooked file.
  • Tape one copy of the ghost on your front door or window to let people know that You’ve Been Spooked and to keep someone from spooking your house again. Or, if you prefer, don’t tape it up and wait to see if you get spooked back.
  • You create 2 bags of Halloween treat candy and attach the other 2 copies of the letter and ghost to the bags.
  • Secretly deliver the candy and the “You’ve Been Spooked” signs to two homes in your neighborhood.

It is a good idea to ring the doorbell and run like a ghost back to your car before the people you are spooking see you.  These people will then put the letter on their window and deliver candy to two other homes.  It is interesting to watch how many people in your neighborhood will have the ghost posted on their windows before Halloween.

Last year was the first year we were spooked by the Halloween Phantom.  The children had a good time creating the bags of treats that we delivered to our friends.  Then the rest of the time leading up to Halloween, they watched the front window of each house we drove past to see who else was spooked. 

Start a new Halloween tradition or continue an old one and spook someone!

Also check out my posts on my Halloween Word Search, Halloween Songs for Kids, Atlanta Area Christmas Activities, and Fall Festivals and Fun in North Georgia.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liz@thisfullhouse // Oct 1, 2008 at 7:24 am

    We do this every year, in my neighborhood. It’s a lot of fun and the kids get a real kick out of playing “secret spook agent.”

  • 2 Everything Family: Issue 7 // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:40 pm

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