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Happy Halloween! #366910
10/31/14 01:10 PM
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Re: Happy Halloween! [Re: AntigoneRisen] #366924
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Nice....

Are you dressing up for Halloween?

I imagine Antigone Risen as Morticia Adams......

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We waited a bit late to get costumes, so we're going as a vampire couple. (We are going to a costume party.)

How about you?


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Re: Happy Halloween! [Re: AntigoneRisen] #366929
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No. We live so far off the beaten path that we don't even have trick-or-treaters. We are going out for dinner, so maybe I will wear my tiara......

My daughter and her husband are going to be a skeleton couple though. They are going to a big Day of the Dead party.

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We live in a 2 street mini-development in a semi rural area. We have a few kiddos in the development, but just a handful. But dh loves Halloween so much, and always buys a ton of treats. We have a system now, we buy little treat bags, and fill them with treats, and hand out a bag to each trick or treater, and I also make up goodie bags to bring in to work. Here I do what I call "reverse trick or treating" I go to everyone's work area and pass out the goodie bags!

Doing this allows my husband & I to have our Halloween fun, even though we don't have many little ghouls that visit us! And my co-workers really enjoy my annual tradition too.

This year's goodie bags each included one little bag of Cheetos, a small pack of peanuts and three different types of candy (assorted choices from a selection of m&m's, almond joy, twix, snickers, reese's cups, 3 musketeers, milky way, kit kat, whoppers, or Hershey bars)

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We will in a subdivision with 63 homes laid out in a 1/2 mile oval. Trick or treater central.

Our first subdivision was known for being the place where the country kids were dropped off while Mom and Dad ran into town for a beer and burger.

We had 400 kids visit that year.


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Quote:
We have a system now, we buy little treat bags, and fill them with treats, and hand out a bag to each trick or treater, and I also make up goodie bags to bring in to work. Here I do what I call "reverse trick or treating" I go to everyone's work area and pass out the goodie bags!


I did goodie bags for my teams at work. I passed them out yesterday, though, because almost everyone works from home on Friday.


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Re: Happy Halloween! [Re: EarningIt] #366935
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We will in a subdivision with 63 homes laid out in a 1/2 mile oval. Trick or treater central.


Totally, completely jealous.


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Re: Happy Halloween! [Re: AntigoneRisen] #366936
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Before I retired from teaching I got my trick or treat fix by making goodie bags for my students. I never stopped being surprised by how excited teenagers got by some candy and a Halloween pencil and eraser. I didn't have 400 of them though, more like 100.

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We live in a big family neighborhood. The littlest trick-or-treaters appear around 5:00--it's my favorite part of the day, they're so darn cute. The older ones appear after dark. We need a big supply of candy.

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Did you all have lots of trick or treaters? What was the best costume you saw?

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I had 16. That's actually a lot compared to other years, which have ranged from 0-1. The last two years have been 16 each.

I credit the increase to a large blow-up animated witch cat. Kids love the cat.

I had two kids tie for best costume. One was the cutest little monkey. The other was Sulley from Monsters, Inc.


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Re: Happy Halloween! [Re: AntigoneRisen] #366973
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Our neighborhood has aged a bit since we moved here 29 years ago. At one time our street, two blocks long, had 87 kids under 12. Almost all of those kids now have kids of their own but live somewhere else.

We gave had about fifty kids last night. The oldest was about ten. Most were around 4 or 5.

A new generation of home owners is buying in the neighborhood. I think they all watch Duck Dynasty. Haven't seen that much camo in years...


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We had 7. Not our best year, not our worst. It was very hard to tell what all the costumes were. Coats were covering costumes. I had a little fella who was a vampire (7 years old or so, very count Dracula...cute) several different princesses, and a shriner! maroon velvet hat, tan pants, bow tie, hilarious! Kids seemed very thrilled with the goodies this year. Our treat bags were too small to accommodate all the treats, there were three assorted chocolate minis, a small bag of peanuts and glow in the dark bag of Cheetos. I had to hand the Cheetos out separately. The kids were thrilled!

My annual reverse trick or treating at work was appreciated as always. My co-workers were stopping by my office with orange fingers all day thanking me!


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I had enough candy for about 70 kids, and I ran out by 7:30 and had to turn the lights off.

I was a little surprised that I only saw two sets of girls dressed as the characters from Frozen.

My favorites were the 12-year-old girl dressed as Indiana Jones, and the entire family (5 kids aged 2-12) dressed as various superheroes.

ETA: I was a garden gnome, H was a vampire, both our girls were witches, and our son was a Minion from Despicable Me.

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Originally Posted By: Miranda
...and a shriner! maroon velvet hat, tan pants, bow tie, hilarious!  

sounds like a Dr Who fan to me...


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It could have been, I guess.... He was wearing tan pants and a tan shirt, no jacket. but yes to the maroon fez and maroon bow tie.


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CR, you and your husband could have been Gnomeo and Juliet. That would be so cute! I love that movie......

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I know, pep! Unfortunately, I was the only one who thought that was a good idea wink


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we went shopping at the after Halloween sales, and hubby found the most amazing "mad scientist cap" It is animated and lights up and makes noise/plays music. It makes a buzzing noise, and has lights and then plays "I got the power....." and has crazy white hair sticking up all around.

He HAD to get it. So now he needs a white lab coat and an Erlenmyer flask. Which means that I'm going to have to get a Bride of Frankenstein outfit going. Which is cool...I've never gone that way before. I'm up for that.


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I had to have some blood drawn yesterday, and the lab tech was talking about shopping after Halloween for next year. She told me that next year she would be MORTICIA ADAMS (see it is a good idea), her husband will be Gomez, her daughter Wednesday, and her son Pugsley.

She also told me that her best friend's family dressed like "trailer park trash" this year. I didn't ask questions about that.......

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I've done Morticia before, and the following year I used the same dress with a different wig and bigger boobs and did Elvira Mistress of the Dark. I'm curvy and as pale as can be, so it was easily done.

As a child I've been Wednesday Addams and also Cousin It! I had hair to my knees, my mom just brushed it over my face, and put glasses on the outside and put some funny shoes on me! Then I made funny noises and shuffled when I walked. The neighborhood LOVED it! Cheapest costume EVER!!


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