No, we’re not talking about turning your yard into a nightmare haunted attraction (unless you really want to). We’re talking about the tradition of “spooking” your neighbors with a Halloween gift basket full of goodies.

The idea is simple: if you’re the one starting the spook chain, fill a basket with all-things Halloween (think fun Fall signs, a pumpkin carving kit, candy or other treats, decorations, etc.). When your neighbor isn’t home, leave the basket anonymously on their porch or doorstep. Include a note to encourage them to keep the chain going by making their own basket and passing on to another neighbor!

This activity can help your neighborhood get in the spirit of Halloween, and you can even encourage little ones to participate by coming up with an item to place in the basket and leaving their own note for a friend.