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post #31 of 47
Dont know if any trick or treaters here. My church has a festival for the kids from 4 to 8pm, then right after that, I have a rehersal for my christmas show, will be getting home after 10pm, so it will probably be over by then. donna
post #32 of 47
I don't get them either, but of course, everyone on my street are of a religion that doesn't recognize Halloween (so I'm sure my apt. really stands out ).
But before I moved here, the past two places I lived never got trick or treaters. I wish I would, though, because I love Halloween and all the costumes--I even used to dress up and go all out when I was married. My ex and I would always do the house up big and scare kids and everything--they loved it! You could hear them go down the street telling all the other kids to come to our place.

I think its because parents can't trust who their neighbors are anymore.

When I was little, I remember hardly being able to wait until it started turning dark to go out around the neighborhood. And there were sooooo many people out back then. Ahhh--the good ole days.
post #33 of 47
I honestly think we have the coolest halloween celebration where I live. . . No fireworks or anything like that, however the neighborhood turns into a huge block party. Cops block off the streets houses make and sell/hand out all kinds of treats, some of the intersections become so packed you cant walk through them, and everone of all ages are there! Some people that live on the corners will set up speakers so there is dancing in the streets! Everyone hands out candy, and there are over a thousand people at least at any one given time! Its so so so much fun! I will be sure to get pictures this year and show everyone!
post #34 of 47
We live in a subdivision, on a cul-de-sac. We do get kids- it varies from year to year just how many we have.

The T&T here is also competing with 2 very large church Harvest Festivals (and we go to one of them). They have food, candy games etc. And then there's a smaller mission church that has a decent sized "Trunk or Treat" where the church members give out candy from their cars.

My oldest is now 13, and too old to do it this year. Though she probably could, esp if she goes with her younger sister (and she doesn't want to do that).

The neighbors that knew my kids well would always hand out more than just a piece of candy- they'd do little treat bags. I think I'm going to do that this year for the kids that live right near us. Yes- even my next-door neighbor's kids that drive me (and the rest of the neighborhood) UP THE WALL.
post #35 of 47
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We live in a subdivision, on a cul-de-sac. We do get kids- it varies from year to year just how many we have.

The T&T here is also competing with 2 very large church Harvest Festivals (and we go to one of them). They have food, candy games etc. And then there's a smaller mission church that has a decent sized "Trunk or Treat" where the church members give out candy from their cars.

My oldest is now 13, and too old to do it this year. Though she probably could, esp if she goes with her younger sister (and she doesn't want to do that).

The neighbors that knew my kids well would always hand out more than just a piece of candy- they'd do little treat bags. I think I'm going to do that this year for the kids that live right near us. Yes- even my next-door neighbor's kids that drive me (and the rest of the neighborhood) UP THE WALL.
We live on a cul-de-sac, too, and are easily overlooked. Our town has organized a "lantern parade" for the little ones, with refreshments when it's over, so I'm wondering whether that will increase or decrease the number of trick or treaters. We seem to get a fair number of teenagers escorting their younger siblings, but trying to stay in the background, so I "force" candy on them. Anybody who knocks on our door will get three or four pieces of candy - I stock up on bags of mini candy bars, and have little packages of flavored crackers, and apples and pears from our orchard, for those who say they're allergic to chocolate or dieting.
post #36 of 47
Where norachelhere goes is on the other side of town.

Her sister is 12 and there are no more kids in our neighborhood for her to go around with this year.

The past 2 years we have noticed a decline in the amount of kids.

Since Halloween is my birthday, we pretty much stick around home. My sister and brother in law and me and my husband sit out in the driveway waiting for kids. My brother in law has fun scaring the heck out of the kids. It is great fun!!
post #37 of 47
Halloween in general is kinda frowned upon around here, but the churches do have safe 'trunk or treat' events in their parking lots.
post #38 of 47
I just got back a little bit ago from trick or treating with my family at the local university. The school hosts an event for the community every year. My two girls came home with about 4-5 pounds of candy combined not each. With they stuff that we will not let them eat or we will not eat goes into the bucket for Wednesday night if we have trick or treaters come to the house.
post #39 of 47
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Where norachelhere goes is on the other side of town.

Her sister is 12 and there are no more kids in our neighborhood for her to go around with this year.

The past 2 years we have noticed a decline in the amount of kids.

Since Halloween is my birthday, we pretty much stick around home. My sister and brother in law and me and my husband sit out in the driveway waiting for kids. My brother in law has fun scaring the heck out of the kids. It is great fun!!
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I honestly think we have the coolest halloween celebration where I live. . . No fireworks or anything like that, however the neighborhood turns into a huge block party. Cops block off the streets houses make and sell/hand out all kinds of treats, some of the intersections become so packed you cant walk through them, and everone of all ages are there! Some people that live on the corners will set up speakers so there is dancing in the streets! Everyone hands out candy, and there are over a thousand people at least at any one given time! Its so so so much fun! I will be sure to get pictures this year and show everyone!
Oooooh! Maybe I'll bring the kids by! (Yes, I dress up too)
post #40 of 47
Dixie...where she goes is Shore Acres
I believe. Send her a PM and she will let you know.
post #41 of 47
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Dixie...where she goes is Shore Acres
I believe. Send her a PM and she will let you know.
Correction - its Old Northeast. And I have decided I will dress up till the day I die. . .
post #42 of 47
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Correction - its Old Northeast. And I have decided I will dress up till the day I die. . .
I know where both is. I'm in Pinellas Park... maybe 10 mins from either of them

Where are you in florida?
post #43 of 47
born and raised in st. pete but now i live in clearwater.
post #44 of 47
I am in St. Pete
post #45 of 47
We have successfully hijacked this thread. . .

Sorry! lol
post #46 of 47
I am good at posting
post #47 of 47
I live in an apartment so we don't get trick or treaters.

When I lived in a house I would love to dress up in a costume in order to give out candy to the kids. They absolutely loved it.

Unfortunately the sickos in our society and mass hysteria have given Halloween a bad rep now a days and less and less parents are allowing their kids to go out trick or treating.

Back when I was a kid, in the 1960's and 1970's we used to take a pillow case when we went out. We'd go a few blocks and our pillow case was stuffed full of full sized bags of chips and full sized chocolate bars and lots and lots of apples. You were lucky if you heard one news story about a needle inside an apple. And back then people made homemade goodies like brownies or rice crispy squares and wrapped those up to give away. Now a days if you get a homemade treat you throw it out.

Such a shame because halloween is my favourite time of the year and it's the most fun "holiday" of the year because it's pure fun without the huge expense or stress that comes with Christmas.
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