Start a Halloween Phantom Tradition in your neighborhood!
This is how it started at our house. At 8 o’clock at night two weeks before Halloween, the doorbell rang. I couldn’t see anyone through the peephole, so I carefully opened the door.
On the doorstep…. a bucket of treats and a note…
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We’d been hit by the Halloween Phantom!
Inside the bucket? Fun and delicious Halloween Treats… there were Halloween Chips, Halloween Candies, Halloween Cookies, Halloween Beads, Halloween Socks and a package of Halloween Microwave Popcorn.
The note was for my daughter… it contained instructions for passing along the Halloween Phantom Tradition to other kids.
My daughter was absolutely delighted! And she’s already working out who she will pass the bucket to.
How to Start A Halloween Phantom in your Neighborhood
You can easily start a Halloween Phantom chain in your neighborhood… just follow the simple steps, and send some happy spirits out into the world! (In some neighborhoods, it’s not a Halloween Phantom, treats are left with a sign that says “you’ve been BOOed”.)
Fill a bucket or bag… even a simple paper bag with a pumpkin drawn on it will do…. with a few candies or treats. You can go nuts and add trinkets, it’s up to you how elaborate you want to be. (Our Phantom was super generous)
Attach a Note of Explanation To Your Treat Bucket or Bag
Then leave the Treat on the doorstep when no one is looking (Remember, the Phantom is a secret).
Halloween Phantom Note
The note has 2 Parts… Half explains, the other half is to alert people that you have been hit.
Let People Know What’s Going On
If you are leaving a Phantom Treat for just one person… write their name on the top, so that another person doesn’t scoop it up. That being said, if you know there are a few kids in the house, include enough treats so no one feels left out.
Copy this Text for the Note-
“You’ve been hit by the Halloween Phantom!
Enjoy your treats. Pleases now continue the fun. Hit other houses and make someone else happy, or the Phantom may haunt you!!!!
Include a copy of this note with the “We’ve Been Hit” Sign with your bag of goodies for each house. Whether you choose to continue the fun or not, be sure to put the attached sign on your door to let your neighbors know You’ve Been Hit!”
We just put both parts of the note on one piece of paper….
We’ve Been Hit
Remember to Post this Sign on Your Door… This Way the Phantom Knows it’s Someone Else’s Turn
In Some Neighborhoods, You Leave a Package on the Doorstep With a Sign Saying
YOU’VE BEEN BOOed!
What Goes in the Halloween Phantom Bucket??
Start with a Bucket
Fill the Bucket with Treats
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