Live Blogging Halloween

Why the heck not?

Feel free to chime in and report your own Halloween stories. Baaww hahahaha!

14 thoughts on “Live Blogging Halloween”

  1. Lots of trick or treaters in our neighbrodhood — Glenwood Estates! Scary XM music from the porch and my husband jumping toward trick or treaters wearing a skull mask. Good times!

  2. okay, i guess i was naive. before i left the house for the evening, i placed a big basket of candy on the table of my front porch. there was a sign saying, “happy halloween! please take ONE.” as i was getting ready to head out, i heard the first trick-or-treaters climb up the steps of my porch, some girl shouting, “TAKE IT ALL!” i rushed to the door, and the entire basket of candy was GONE. they even took my sign (which was laying on the candy). a few kids ran off with 3 lbs of candy.

    arggggggghhhh! maybe i should have known better to do that, but i did want kids to get candy, even if i wasn’t going to be home. i guess when it comes to candy, kids can’t be trusted. i was actually quite upset/sad about it. then i turned off all my lights and left. 🙁

    1. Oh no! To keep kids from running off with the whole bowl of candy, we put an old toilet filled with candy in our front yard. A note on the door said “Candy? Look in the toilet! Only take a few pieces please” We sat back to watch. At first a few kids were timid about lifting the lid. When the crowds arrived, most kids just said “GROSS!”. But the best comment came from a mom – “What kind of SICK household is this?”

      We went out and mentioned to some kids to tell their friends they were eating candy they found in a toilet. This may have to be a tradition.

  3. Not all kids, KC. We came across many candy baskets with the same sign and only one was empty (pretty late in the evening). Sorry about your candy. . . .

    1. Thanks for the reassurance, altmod. I know it’s not all kids, but I was so sad and disheartened that it happened in the beginning of the evening–and the fact that I heard someone yell, “Take it all!” Makes me feel better to know that other candy baskets were left though.

  4. The kids on our street were well behaved. We left out the candy on the porch and the kids still knocked and asked how many they could take. After we left for the evening, we left the candy in a bowl on the porch and there was still candy left when we returned.

    Maybe the kids on your street just have it out for you – KC.

  5. Fewer n’hood kids this year than before. No un-costumed adults (thank goodness, they really irritate me). Several parties of teens, and in each one some were costumed and at least one was not. I gave them all candy but told them not to come back next year without costumes!
    In one group of young kids, the first one I gave candy to reached out and grabbed another piece from the bowl I was holding, and his friends scolded him severely, and one came back up on the porch after they left and apologized for the second time.
    Oh, and one group of teens I didn’t recognize showed up at 4:30pm (no costumes or masks). I told them I hadn’t been to the store yet, a blatant falsehood that didn’t trouble me a bit.

  6. We only had two groups of Agnes Scott students in costume. I’m happy to give candy to the Scotties since we’re neighbors, but I’m always bummed out when we don’t get any kids. Plus. now we have a huge bowl of candy that I certainly don’t need to be eating.

  7. No trick or treaters in the Domain of the King this year, despite the Queen of BP demanding I make a last minute run to stock up (in my royal largess, I kind of ate most of the Reese’s cups that were intended for the purpose).


  8. Pretty light on trick-or-treaters on Ponce Court this year, I imagine largely because of the rain that fell from around 8:15 – 9:00. My wife was down with what we thought at the time might be swine flu (fever, extreme achiness, acute nausea), but thankfully turned out to be just a 24-hour bug. So I was in solely in charge of candy distribution. I briefly considered leaving a bowl of candy on the stoop under a crudely-painted image on the door of a pig done in swine blood, but that probably wouldn’t have gone over well.

    My rule was “take two.”Most kids were polite (and adorable). Got three or four small groups before 8:15, then one more around 9:55 (porch light goes off at 10:00). We didn’t have any older kids this year, but that last group was young kids being escorted by their teenage siblings, who stood back at the street and hollered “GET ME A REESE’S! AND A KIT-KAT” and even, “TAKE IT ALL! AIN’T NO ONE ELSE COMING!” Indeed, several of the kids said, “This is for me, this is for my brother/sister” as they ignored my repeated “take two…hey, I said TWO” and just grabbed fistfuls. I was reluctant to stop them since I knew they were likely the last group and I don’t need huge volumes of candy sitting in my house tempting me. But the presumptuousness and rudeness of it annoyed me.

  9. I had lots of candy and NO pretzels left over. I was amazed at the kids who opted for pretzels over candy bars. I think we were in some sort of twilight zone.

    1. Not so surprising. Pretzels + Reese’s + ice cream = Chubby Hubby. They were just gathering a necessary recipe component.

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