Had a great Halloween Trick-or-Treat Saturday night…an artifact of small-town Texas…if Halloween isn’t on Friday or Saturday they move Trick-or-Treat to the nearest (Friday or Saturday) so it’s not on a school night.
Apparently they’ve figured out sleep deprived kids hopped up on 20 pounds of sugar do not a constructive school day make.
Anyway, THIS is the leftovers. We started with 80+ pounds of candy and 200 full-sized glow sticks.
We are generous with the candy…a good solid handful (and I have big hands).
One older girl tells me, “Oh no. That’s too much! Save some for the other kids!”
When I assured her I had that covered she smiled brightly. “Oh wow!”
Then I handed her a glow stick. You’d have thought I handed her the world.
One of the reasons I love Halloween in a small town. Polite kids…the majority of them trying hard to have some sort of costume…some are most excellent…some have few resources but we make sure they have fun anyway…and the few that didn’t have costumes of any sort were usually escorting younger siblings that did.
Parents too…were often dressed up. Parents like glow sticks too!
Two new blowups this year…the big snake:
And the baby dragon:
And of course we rolled out previous year’s decor…the Momma Dragon of course (over 12 feet tall!):
Our usual big spider (and web woven out of rope-light):
Cat…in a hat…
And pouncing cat:
We of course, had the usual bloody hands, skulls, pumpkins, and spiders scattered about.
There were lots of good costumes. Ninja’s outnumber pirates this year…not counting ninja turtles…which could make up their own demographic. And spider men…lots and lots of spider men.
Anyway, fun night. All put up now. Gotta start planning for next year!