Well, it's over.
I decorated the yard with ghosts, including a HUGE one with a pumpkin head. I lit the trees with orange lights, lined the steps with jack-o-lanterns and tried to make the front porch "magical". I got a few little Spiderman trick-a-treaters, a couple of Princess's and a very cute Fairy and even a devil in a red cape Maltese stopped by!
But then the carloads and vans started pulling up and dropping off kids in hoodies carrying pillowcases. A couple of them had TWO, requesting a treat for their "cousin". Oh well, I do think it would have been nice if they had at least SOME kind of costume. I noticed that many of the houses had not turned on their lights at all this year. So, not too long after that I turned off my porch-light and headed off to my sisters.
She had a great Halloween party, completely with a big FEAST! They were serving hard Apple Cider Ale and Cosmos and a table full of good eats. Music and conversation and "Day of the Dead" movie were all going at the same time. Her home looked "magical and spooky" with most people in costume. It was a fun evening hosted by my sister and her husband, check out their photos! -SCARY!