Friday, October 22

{our family} operation phantom pumpkin


It's that time of year again.....

Time for putting together some "ghoulish-ous" treats...
the treats we made last year...

Time for dressing up in camouflage to carry out the mission of door-bell ditching our neighbors, family & friends.
Time for the return of the "Phantom Pumpkin"...(insert the sound of a wicked laugh)


The tradition began in my early years of marriage...pre-children!
And while some people refer to it as "boo-ing"...
It's known as "Operation Phantom Pumpkin" around our home. (see the post from last year)...

The idea is to have some fun with your family while doing something "sweet" for others.
You are supposed to put together some treats for your neighbors, family & friends. (store-bought or homemade - whatever your budget and time allows for).
Anonymously leave the treats on each of their doorsteps...
Leaving behind the cute door sign & clever poem encouraging them to participate by doing the same for others.

I've recreated the poem almost every year. (I know...I'm ridiculous).
Ready to see what I've come up with for THIS year?

Introducing the 2010 version of the Phantom Pumpkin...

I decided to have it coordinate with the treat tags I created for Lindsey over at Bella Grace Party Designs.

If you happened to have missed the guest post Lindsey did for Carrie over at Half Baked the Cake Blog, here are some of the fabulous images she shared using the FREE printables.
These should spark some inspiration as to the treats you and your family can use for your own Operation Phantom Pumpkin...

cupcake toppers...

caramel apples...

and delicious popcorn treats...

But wait...
If I'm encouraging you to participate...
I should certainly give you the supplies you need to get started...right?!

I sure hope you'll put them to use and come back to share how much fun you had!
Happy Haunting everyone!!

Don't forget!
Today is the last day to enter to win a print of one of the beautiful paintings from Janet Hill Studio.
Pick your favorite print and leave a comment...that's it!!
Good luck to everyone who have already left their comments!!
Winner will be announced tomorrow!!

Store-bought treats are on the agenda for "Operation Phantom Pumpkin" this year! *wink*


zafran October 25, 2010 at 2:58 AM  

Nice post & so cute caramel apples i really like so much. Pakistan flowers

Martha October 25, 2010 at 1:07 PM  

I went to the Compendium facebook page,and told them I found them through you. I would LOVE to win the box of THANKS cards! YAY!

Thank you! mdh

Caro Gil October 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM  

What a great idea. I will prep this week and start a new tradition with little man.

Jessica Kirkland November 7, 2013 at 5:28 AM  

I'm so happy to hear this Caro!! I hope you were able to start the new tradition and had fun with your little guy!

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