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To give marks out of 10 to the Trick or Treaters?

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seagull70 Fri 31-Oct-14 18:20:34

There's a distinct lack of imagination and enthusiasm this year judging by those who have knocked at door so far this evening.

I blame ASDA Walmart of course grin

3/10 so far for effort - buck up everyone. I'll be keeping the Haribo all to myself at this rate wink

QuillPen Fri 31-Oct-14 18:23:00

I think you should make some scorecards to hold up to them grin

Minikievs Fri 31-Oct-14 18:24:49

I know you're being lighthearted, so I don't want to piss on your parade (and I totally understand the wanting to keep Haribo to yourself!) but my DS is in a Wilko suit, a Sainsburys mask, Asda axe. I work, and to manage to get him round trick or treating before bedtime I genuinely just don't have the time to face paint etc. plus I'm shit at crafty stuff anyway! I feel a but bad but hey, at least he's dressed up!

TeWiSavesTheDay Fri 31-Oct-14 18:25:41

My DS is wearing an amazingly cute homemade rat/pirate outfit if anyone sees him!

All praise to MIL.

TeWiSavesTheDay Fri 31-Oct-14 18:27:19

The shop bought ones look pretty good and varied now I reckon. I haven't seen any duplicates yet.

seagull70 Fri 31-Oct-14 18:32:06

I'm sure your son looks fantastic minikiev grin

It's more the half hearted 'Happy Halloween' that is being mumbled that I'm objecting you.

Cheer up you miserable little buggers gringrin

foslady Fri 31-Oct-14 18:32:49

The ones round here have gone mad with face paints so they've allude some effort at being original

TheBookofRuth Fri 31-Oct-14 18:37:11

So far ours have been lovely - cute, polite, and very restrained in only taking one sweet each from the tub. I approve!

fairgame Fri 31-Oct-14 18:39:05

DS is allergic to face paint but luckily he has a severe case of bed hair to make up for it. The only skeleton with wacky hair so far...

seagull70 Fri 31-Oct-14 18:42:09

It's picking up a pace now, it's not unusual to see 100 or so little ones come to the door.

It's not looking promising for the Haribo!

EATmum Fri 31-Oct-14 18:42:49

Definitely gets less creative as they get older. I don't give away my sweets to older kids who just look a bit intimidating (actually I do, I'm a total pushover and easily scared.)

CountDuckulasPoultryGeist Fri 31-Oct-14 18:45:24

im more pissed off at the fireworks going off!!
one set of trick or treaters have been. but i was in the bath!

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 31-Oct-14 18:50:42

I've had a dead goldilocks round. I'm loving all the little girls who've zombiefied their Disney princess outfits

I put a full month into our costumes this year. My daughter is an evil Alice I. Wonderland complete with dead rabbit handbag and trophies from her victims, I am Ursula (each tentacle took 4-5 hours of sewing) and I made a triton and ariel outfit for my husband and friend. I am about to take my lot out for free doughnuts and pancakes before the trick or treating begins - I reckon I earned a doughnut

Pugsake Fri 31-Oct-14 18:51:41

All ours seem so tiny this year. Bless them.

coldwater1 Fri 31-Oct-14 18:53:44

I got home from work, had a halloween feast with the kids and just spent an age face painting 7 faces ready to go out trick or treating! Lol i hope people appreciate it!

Pugsake Fri 31-Oct-14 18:55:43

flying they are amazing. I wouldn't know where to start.

StrawberryMouse Fri 31-Oct-14 18:55:51

Ours have all been very little and very cute so far so try can have all my sweets. grin

Hullabalooey Fri 31-Oct-14 19:03:25

Flying - Oh wow! You should be on t'stage! Fabulous!
Just had a giant Daddy Tigger and a tiny Pooh at our door (if you'll pardon the expression...)

TheBookofRuth Fri 31-Oct-14 19:06:10

Oh how adorable Hulla!

juneau Fri 31-Oct-14 19:06:28

I just had five tweens in onesies turning up at my door who could barely muster a bored 'Happy Halloween' between them! I did say 'Oh come on - you've got to be scarier than that!', which raised a titter and then grabbed handfuls of sweets. No bloody manners. That's the problem in this country - people don't know how to act on Halloween, because its all quite new.

Fuckerysmuckeryboilsnspornery Fri 31-Oct-14 19:11:16

That's amazing. It's been quiet here, so those mini Mars may be safe.
The worst funniest was one year when an older lad came round with a carrier bag hat on. Yep, he was a bag.

TeenAndTween Fri 31-Oct-14 19:23:15

Almost all the ones at our door (at least 60) have had good costumes, and been polite. I've only had to have words with one youngster for grabbing a handful of sweets rather than 1.
My DDs have donated some of theirs to the cause as we have run out, but I'll be closing up at 7:30.

wobblyweebles Fri 31-Oct-14 19:37:57

From all the pics my friends have put on FB the costumes and make up this year are amazing.

I like the idea of scorecards :-)

ghostyslovesheep Fri 31-Oct-14 19:44:34

here's my little TARDIS tardis

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