I am sorry to say that we did not have even one Trick or Treater last night
We live on a dark, country road but I usually get at least one or two brave kids. So, the candy was packed up and sent to work with Gary.....I've had more than my fair share of that stuff.
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Hi Mary Lou
We h ad a few kids. I was surprised that some didn't even dress up
the ones that were cute I took pictures of to put into my scrapbook album.
Since we don't have little ones anymore I like to keep memories alive.
I would guess maybe 20-30. not as many as in years past. The schools must have things for them to do now.
our neighbor has a 4 month old daughter and dressed her up as an angel.
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We probably had around 150 or so.
The spooky courtyard got rave reviews with some coming back more than once and a couple turning around and running before they made it to the front door.
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We had ZERO! When DH is out of town, I don't open the door.....so even if the bell had rung, I had no candy for them. The occasional nasty teenager soured me on opening the door a few years back. Hubby will.....but he was gone last night.......NO MATTER......NO LITTLE ONES rang.
We had a grand total of 3!!!! But the first one was worth putting up all of the decorations. His mom just about had to pull him down the driveway to get to the front door. She kept on telling him the monster on the front swing was not real. Finally, after getting his treats, we heard him saying as they walked down the drive, "He's not real...bad monster's not real..."
We didn't have any as far as we know. I was working but Tony was home until 7:45 pm. He sais no one came to the house. So like Gary, he took the candy to work. Heating and plumbing guys will eat anything.
Living in an apartment complex, I am sure I would have had a lot, except that I was working late last night. I did get the chance to see some really cute costumes at work - we had about 150 kids of employees come around yesterday. The cutest was a little blonde boy (maybe 18 mos) dressed as BamBam from the Flinstones.
We had 140 and once we were ready for bed we just dumped what was left over into the last kids bag, boy was he surprised. The little ones were too cute, but I was surprised at how many of the kids didn't bother to dress up. You'd like to say "put on a costume and I'll treat you", but then you'd spend a day cleaning eggs and toilet paper off of your home : )
we got, according to my husband, hammered! I was taking my son around and saw a lot of them. My neighbors kids were adorable. I have one policeman and Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz came bye.
And since we had a "haunted house" down the street, we had drive bys until about 10:30pm.
Mgram: I am with you on the nasty teenager thing. We had some girls come to the door swearing up a storm and dressed like, uhmmm, YOU KNOW! The boys were antaganistic as well. My 10 year old was astonished when we walked by them heading home. My mother wouldn't let me trick or trat after 13 years of age. I could still dress up, but that was it.
Well, not counting the 80 kids ( and 20 staff!) dressed up at the daycare, I saw maybe about 30 Trick or Treaters last night. I would say probably 99% of them were over the age of 14, and most did not even bother with a costume, just the largest pillow case they could find. I think with all the school parties and indoor community activities, actual Trick or Treating is dying out.....
We had about 220, which is actually low for us...it used to be over 300. We live in a subdivision and are surrounded by a lot of rural areas, so people bring their kids here. They seem to start earlier every year too. Our first was at 5:20 and last was 7:45. My favourites were the little girls dressed as fairies. I (almost) miss those days!
We only had 7 and 2 of them were our friends that came over to T-or-T with us! No sidewalks and having long steepish driveways on our street, sends kids to other easily accessible streets.
The girls had lots of fun, especially going out with the other 2 girls;and the other Mum & I had fun talking. It was NOT raining much at all!!
Close by was a family that I think works in the special effects movie industry-WOW! was their place ever cool!!
We did not stay out too late watching the neighbourhood fireworks display.
A nice night!!
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We had about 50, which is more than last year. We live in an older neighborhood. In the last few years a lot of the older people have moved and younger couples with children have moved in. The first year in our house (about 8 years ago) we had 10, and 4 of them were ours!
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Feel free to ask anything you'd like to know, and us canucks will be happy to fill you in. Maybe we can all learn something.
We got about a hundred or so - and lots of compliments on the garage - this year we did the "Pirates of the Caribbean". It's so cute to hear the kids say thank you for doing it every year. One parent said that our house is the highlight of his kids' hallowe'en. They always save it for last so they can stay a while. And one young lady - a teenager - thanked us for restoring her faith in Halowe'en - go figure. Just when you figure they are all bad you get a good one.
The cutest costumes I saw were two "mad scientists" looking a little like Albert Einstein!
We get so few kids that we ignore that night and go out to dinner. I do know, however, that our nieghborhood hosts a party for the kids, so that takes care of most of 'em. Anyway, this year, we were in Minnesota.
I bought about 300 candy bars this year, and maybe 20 are left. The street was thick with kids again this year, and I know for a fact that there are not that many kids in the area. Most came by car from other neighbourhoods.
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