Just before Halloween, on a Sunday evening, the doorbell rang. I was in the kitchen cutting up chicken for dinner. No one ran for the door. The girls were at a friend's house playing and John was working in the backyard. I went to the door to find no one there. Sitting on the porch was this bright orange bowl filled with Fall goodies.
We debated for hours as to the reality of these buggy lollipops. The spider and bug looked real enough and we debated and debated. We convinced ourselves of their fakeness.
There was a poem tucked in with our goodies.
The air is cool, the season fall,
Soon Halloween will come to all.
The spooks are after things to do,
In fact, a spook brought this to you.
"Boo is a shield from witching hour,
Just hang it up and watch its power.
On your front door is where it works,
It wards off spooks and scary jerks.
The treats that came with crypted note,
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both.
The power comes when friends like you,
Will copy this and make it TWO.
Then others here among our friends,
Will give warm fuzzies that do not end.
We'll all have smiles upon our faces,
No one will know who "BOO"ed whose places.
Just two short days to work your spell,
Or a big ZAP will strike your tail.
And don't forget a nifty treat,
Like something cute or something sweet.
Please join the fun, let's really hear it,
And, spread some "Boo"s and Halloween spirit.
We hung our sign on the front door and busied to make two baskets to pass along.
Our basket included sticky fun for the front door windows.
And, wonderful candy corn, soft and sweet.
For our surprise baskets, we found stickers and napkins.
A sweet green witch filled with candy treats.
I tied on a favorite Halloween vintage apron.
And, baked up some pumpkin cookies with lots, and lots, and lots of semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. I could not help but taste test a few.
Wrapped warm cookies in candy corn bags and tied a festive bow.
Tucked our surprises into a fun Boo bowl.
We included the poem and BOO sign.
And, LibbyLu doorbell ditched our surprises and anxiously watched for the recipients reactions. It was such fun and a great tradition. As it turns out this is just a taste of the Halloween fun that happens in our neighborhood.