Want to 'Boo' Your Neighbor? Get Ghosted With Patch

Ghosting is a fun pre-Halloween tradition that your neighbors in Berkley and Huntington Woods can enjoy. Here's how.

The phrase “getting ghosted” doesn't just refer to someone throwing on a sheet and trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Ghosting, sometimes know as boo-ing, is the Halloween craze that takes over neighborhoods this time of year.

To properly ghost, all you will need are two Halloween goodie bags filled with treats and two printed images of a ghost with instructions of how to carry on the ghosting tradition. We've added a ghosting PDF above for you to print and use around your neighborhood.

Here's a quick rundown on how to ghost:

1. After dark, pile your kids into the car – or head out for a walk – for some playful Halloween fun.

2. Take the bags you’ve assembled along with the ghost images to two neighbors' homes.

3. Tell your kids to run quickly to the door, ring the doorbell and drop the bags off at the front door.

4. Make a quick getaway without being seen.

The “You’ve Been Ghosted” note you shared will instruct the recipient to ghost two more people in the neighborhood. Also, each person who has been ghosted should keep the paper ghost posted by the front door to let others know that the home has already been ghosted.

Ghosting can be done anytime in October to get the whole neighborhood ghosted, excited and in the Halloween spirit!

TELL US: Have you ever been ghosted? What is your favorite ghosting memory? 

Leslie Ellis October 29, 2012 at 02:35 AM
We got "Boo-ed" on Saturday night! SO FUN! Can't wait to pay it forward! Have you been "Boo-ed"?
Erin Thomas October 30, 2012 at 12:56 AM
We got "ghosted" this past weekend too! Missed work today but will making the copies tomorrow and paying forward the "ghosting"
Leslie Ellis October 31, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Erin, did you "ghost" your neighbors? I did mine last night. It was fun putting together the goody buckets and kind of exhilarating ringing the doorbell and running away! Ha, ha!
Erin Thomas October 31, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I ended up doing it this morning because I got home too late last night to ring a doorbell (both have young babies). I hope their kids enjoyed it :)


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