The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day
July 2018 by V. R. Duin


The message passed to Mercury,
Whose winged helmet and feet
Carried him far beyond the stars,
A messenger most elite!
(“The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day”)

Turn funny campfire stories into scary ghost stories and silly ghost stories to tell at a campfire or during a season of campfire ghost stories for kids and adults.

Fear may heighten closeness. An evening gathering of friends calls for campfire ghost stories for adults and children. Scary ghost stories to told around a campfire may strengthen an urge for protective bonding. As night descends, the smoke, sparks and unfamiliar sounds awaken awareness. A scary ghost story should get everyone snuggling for safety from ghosts, goblins, monsters, zombies and otherworldly beings. Whether the goal of ghost stories is to leave listeners crying in terror, screaming hysterically, or laughing uncontrollably, the campfire season belongs to ghosts.

Scary ghost stories to tell at a campfire may pull people together. Bonfires and costumes formed part of Celtic traditions that may have kindled the spirit of Halloween. The art of the scream and good, creepy fun can be guided by parental discretion. Tales of haunted places and ghostly appearances can be made spooky for scream-seekers, or funny for children. When entire families are present, telling campfire ghost stories for kids and adults can tame the wildest of imaginations. Before the lights go out, funny or silly ghost stories calm the tone of scary ones.

Stories draw attention away from the uncomfortable darkness of a remote and wild place. Whether the stories are scary or funny, storytelling around the campfire distracts attention from the weak and unprotected nature of a canvas tent. An open fire pit sets a captivating background for irresistible animal and human spirits. Hints of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers and spiders may heighten awareness of the looming darkness. Could the creeping, crawling and poking sensations be touches from spirits drawn toward the fire? Costumes, music or specialty decorator services are not required to tell campfire ghost stories go kids or adults.

Stories to tell at a campfire are free of charge. The simple, white haze rising from the campfire can be interpreted as something other than smoke. From those ashes, storytellers can make believe ghosts are arising. Perhaps, ghosts are present in smoky disguise. Ghosts should not need an invitation or have to buy a ticket to join in the free-for-all fun. Ghosts may come forward in the dead of any night to scare up spooky storytelling around the open fire pit. Scary ghost stories should not be limited to fall or Halloween boos and events. Ghosts can scare up storied growth and achievement throughout the year. Ghost stories can also be funny.

Funny campfire stories should have everyone asking for “some more”. By popular request, this nighttime outdoor treat got its name. Campfire ghost stories for kids and adults should come with s'mores and a cup of hot chocolate. The ingredients can be carried to a campground or pulled together in a backyard setting. Here is a S'mores Recipe. Marshmallows take on interesting shapes, melting chocolate bars into sticky messes on graham crackers and clothing. Organic and non-GMO, or not, some parents may be disturbed by the sugar rush. Kids may find low-sugar versions of longtime favorites to be icky and bland. Stories are unlikely to get complaints at small, close campfire gatherings. The campfire season is not a time for self-denial.

Ghost stories may attract unexpected ghosts. Goopy may slip between people to heat up conversation and fuel storytelling. Fire-toasted marshmallows sandwiched between graham crackers and chocolate not only melt the chocolate. These treats warm the hearts of adults and children gathering for the occasion. Adults get a chance relive their childhoods. Kids get exposure to feel-good camping escapes. Goopy Ghost themes call for healthy, sugar-free natural foods. It's not just kids who eat the feel-good treats and react to the stories. Campfires come with some health and safety concerns. If candy makers can take a feel-good turn with their products, so can celebrants. Campfire ghost stories for adults and children are simple to plan and the cost is low.

S'mores should set the stage for all campfire stories. The warmth of s'mores toasting over the open fire pit is likely to stir up imaginations. Campfire ghost stories for kids and adults are ageless and simple. Storytelling offers an opportunity to experience an adrenaline rush, without the risks and challenges of physical danger. Words are delivered without physical contact. The story can be softened with silly humor. The limits of grossness, fright and horror don't need to be reached. Stories to tell at a campfire should provide a glowing escape for listeners of all ages. Funny ghost stories should make everyone happy.

Fun fright nights can be created around a circus of themes. In scary ghost stories, the real worries of venomous bugs, snakes or lizards and of snarling bears, coyotes, panthers and wolves vanish. A fantastical story may frighten just a little. Humor may add to the enchantment. Whether they are scary, silly or funny ghost stories, children and adults should enjoy them. Scary ghost stories may awaken a healthy “fight or flight” reflex. This raises awareness and prepares protective defenses for the evening or overnight hours. The defensive skills evolving from campfire ghost stories for children might be needed at some future time in their lives. Silly ghost stories are sure to boost creativity.

Campfire stories have been handed down through the ages. Why not preserve the tradition and spark the imaginations of future generations? Adapt fun story ideas from the Goopy Ghost's collection of books, reading videos and website articles. The fascination with this ghost is sure to add life to gatherings around the campfire. Shed some goop in creative, new places. Attract friends by stirring up a new brand of stories for kids and adults. Whether the stage is set to be scary for adults or funny for kids, everyone is sure to want a part. Storytellers can wear warm and fuzzy clothing or get down to the basics. Dressing for the occasion may help build confidence. Casual outdoor camping should be free of the manias for fashion trends.

Ghost stories to tell at a campfire can be made with twists of Goopy's productions. The Goopy Ghost offers fun reading videos and campfire ghost stories for kids and adults. The Motion Picture Association of American Film Rating System would not rate these productions as PG-13 or R. Ghost stories are molded by the weather, the time of year and the people present. The surroundings should affect the mood of the stories. Parental caution, guidance and accompaniment are not required for the cheerful, storytelling spirit of this fun-loving ghost. These silly ghost stories about the gooiest of ghosts also amuse adults.

Why didn't anyone think of this before? Goopy's amazing birth from goop to ghost adds great fun to the pumpkin growing and harvest season. Children and adults seem to love this goopy, droopy, orange ghost from the seed-filled inside of the pumpkin. Move over Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Great Pumpkin. Bring on wildly imaginative and slightly spooky fun for little ones. Take a wild escape from the routine. Nothing commercial, rowdy or complicated comes with campfire ghost stories for kids and adults. Ghost stories come naturally. A gooey little ghost should have a big heart. Why not throw a bit of rhyming verse into the stories? Ghost story ideas and rollicking rhyme grace Goopy's books, videos, social media posts and tweets. “The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day” is an entire book written in lively limerick verse.

Campfire ghost stories should keep the embers alive. Scary ghost stories to tell at a campfire should develop from the darkness. In the still of the darkest of nights, a ghost should be ghoulish and greedy. A ghost story does not need to have a moral. Goopy's stories have at least one very subtle, but meaningful message. Campfire ghost stories for children should be as filled with humor and whimsy as they are with ghoul and fright. Campfire ghost stories for adults provide a means of celebration. The Goopy Ghost should have everyone sneaking a peek and touting not-so-spooky pumpkin fun. The Goopy Ghost can change form to suit any forest, mountain, desert, jungle or beach setting. This gooey, orange ghost is sure to brighten the campfire for kids and adults. “The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day” is full of quick-change ideas.

Funny ghost stories can be hilarious! Imagine what the Goopy Ghost would do if he needed to scare off a wild predator. What would happen if this droopy, goopy, ghostly orange form suddenly changed into a wild animal? Gummy animal forms might take on another life with natural colorings and flavorings. Like beets, pumpkins or carrot juice and turmeric, ghost stories are beneficial for minds. Campfires can give rise to fun, new spirits. Animals of Goopy's flaming orange color include baboons, tigers, crabs, fish and gila monsters. Ideas for silly ghost stories for kids and adults can be pulled from each of Goopy's treasured tales, reading videos and from the articles throughout this website.

What animal should Goopy become? Once this ghost becomes an animal spirit, can he further change? In less than a second, an octopus can turn orange and change texture. Add nature-inspired facts to storytelling around the campfire. OOO-OOO-OOO! The options are fabulous for funny, scary or silly stories to tell at a campfire! As storytellers scare up the spirit of campfire ghost stories for children and adults, they also might come up with original ideas for Halloween costumes. Create some buzz and magic for this celebration that some folks love to hate. Feed the imaginations of children and adults. Scare up some ghost story fun around your next campfire. Storytelling experiences fill in the space between Halloween scares, parties and parades around the neighborhood. Come Halloween, carving a pumpkin may enhance the spirit and excitement of the campfire experience. The Goopy Ghost could arrive to reclaim the pumpkin shell.

Stories at a Campfire

  • campfire ghost stories for kids and adults Goopy says:

    Make up funny, scary, silly campfire ghost stories for kids and adults with appropriate spirits for the character, mood and location of the gathering.

  • >Scary stories to tell at a campfire Goopy says:

    Add an animal, a moral or a touch of humor to the ghoul and fright to create funny campfire ghost stories for children.

    • storytelling around the campfireGoopy says:

      Add new twists to storytelling around the campfire as the plots progress person-to-person.