Several years ago I discovered a fun Halloween tradition for building community in your neighborhood during the month of October. It’s called the Halloween Phantom and he secretly drops goodies at a neighbor’s house with a request to pass along the poem and goodies to two more neighbors.
Here’s how you can be the secret “phantom” and start the fun on your block.
- Print out three copies of the Halloween Phantom poem (see poem below). Download the poem here.
- Leave a copy of the poem and a bag of treats on two of your neighbors’ front doorsteps.
- Put a copy of the poem on your own door so everyone will see you’ve already been visited by the “phantom.”
- Watch the fun begin as Halloween Phantom fliers appear on your neighbors’ front doors.
This Halloween tradition is certain to bring fun to your block during the Halloween season.