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To say I had over a dozen trick o treaters last night and had no issues with any of them, Roll on next year! ..

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HalfShellHero Tue 01-Nov-16 10:56:41

Just that really, I do appreciate there is sometimes a pressure to take part in halloween even if you dont like it, and that must be incredibly annoying. We had 13 about, tricko'treaters . Ive always taught my children the rule of thumb if theres something Halloweeny in the window you can knock if not then leave them alone, cant go too far wrong with that I dont think, bar one little boy who grabbed about 5 things in one go, hmm they were all lovely and said thankyou if not prompted by parents, we have have neighbours who do an incredible halloween display in their garden for charity fundraising every year its always brilliant and the local newspaper always comes, just lovely halloweeness all round, Roll on Halloween 2017 ...hope you all had a good time...

SquatBetty Tue 01-Nov-16 11:03:00

YANBU - this is the first year we've actively taken part and had a pumpkin and sweets in for the trick or treaters. We had loads down our road (all different ages inc. teens) and all of them said thanks and no one grabbed or snatched at the sweets and tried to take more than one thing.

Will definitely do it again next year!

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 01-Nov-16 11:04:03

Just wait to be told how unreasonable you're being. hmm

We had a great time trick or treating, DM came too, it wasn't planned, she made an impromptu visit.

We walked miles, the DC got loads of sweets, went home and they fell into bed. I even let DD 9 wear Dry Nites as she couldn't stand up to go for last wee! grin

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 01-Nov-16 11:04:08

All polite and good here too smile

RockyBird Tue 01-Nov-16 11:05:46

Bought in lots of sweets and had lanterns outside.

The doorbell went once and by the time my DD answered, they'd gone.

I'm sat here having my coffee with a large tub of heroes for company.

It was raining last night so unusually quiet.

StStrattersOfMN Tue 01-Nov-16 11:09:41

We had a lovely Halloween too, around 20 little groups of children and teenagers, all really into dressing up, all really polite and very appreciative of the decorations. Henry Bones driving my car was very popular, and the postman was sad that the cawing raven was no longer on the letterbox this morning.

chipmonkey Tue 01-Nov-16 11:14:59

We had over a hundred here. Ds2 handed out the sweets as I was bringing ds3 and ds4 around. A few of our neighbours do fantastic decorations and get in character. The dead Willy Wonka silently handing out sweets from his porch was amazing.

HalfShellHero Tue 01-Nov-16 11:35:42

Over a hundred wow! Chipmonkey are u in the US or Uk? ...its nice to hear all the lovely halloween stories smile

WorkingItOutAsIGo Tue 01-Nov-16 12:18:38

We live in fairly central London in a very residential area and got through seven large tubs of sweets so I think we had 200-300 children. Their costumes were fantastic - better than I have ever seen - all said thank you, only a couple tried to take more than one sweet and they were all accompanied by very grateful parents. All great fun, we were complimented on our decorations and my DH actually came home early from work to do the door answering! Next year I think I will get my mother to come and watch as it was so jolly!

chipmonkey Tue 01-Nov-16 12:24:19

I'm in Ireland, HalfShell. Halloween has always been a big thing here, you would find it hard to find a child who didn't trick or treat. I live on an estate with lots of young families. In an area with a more mature population, you don't get so many.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Tue 01-Nov-16 12:28:17

we had hordes last year - all ages, all ridiculously polite and friendly - and were sold out of sweets by 8pm. This year we kept the pumpkin lit until gone 9, but still only had about a dozen groups . I had to eat all of the left over Maoams sad.

deepdarkwood Tue 01-Nov-16 12:33:40

We had about a hundred too (Surrey/London borders) - all dressed up, polite, only took a single sweet that we could see. There were queues outside our house at one point, and we had run out of sweets by about 7pm. It was amazing to be out too - so many cheery hellos from parents, little and not-so-little ones!

littlemissangrypants Tue 01-Nov-16 12:38:11

We also had a lovely halloween. Slightly less people than last year but still 80ish kids (worked it out from the glowsticks we went through). The kids were mostly polite and all seemed to have a great time.
We do love halloween and always go the extra mile for it around here. This year we had a smoke machine going and a bride and groom skeleton complete with vintage dress and suit. We have started planning the theme for next year already. Fingers crossed for a slightly better turn out.

softboiledeggs Tue 01-Nov-16 12:48:50

Lovely Halloween here... in fact I was saying to my DH this morning how it's got such a nice spirit to it, getting in sweets to give away free to your neighbours, enjoying each other's dressing up / decorations for no particular reason other than just to have fun. I bloody love it! grin

AlmaMartyr Tue 01-Nov-16 12:54:02

We had a lovely evening too smile Everyone very polite and friendly.

HeCantBeSerious Tue 01-Nov-16 12:55:52

90% of ours were great (although not one did any tricks and looked blank when asked).

I made a point of taking the candles and decorations down at 8pm, turned outside lights off and had a group of girls hammer on the door about 4 times at 8:30pm. I was hmm at them and said it was a bit late to be knocking undecorated houses. They said they wondered why nobody else was around. We're not an early to bed family but I'd had enough by that point.

NavyandWhite Tue 01-Nov-16 12:58:23

We didn't get one trick or treater! Ffs. Now I've had to shove all the chocolates and sweets to the back of the cupboard to stop me eating them! grin

KayTee87 Tue 01-Nov-16 13:01:18

Yanbu, this was our baby's first Halloween so we thought we'd get into the spirit of things and had 4 pumpkins outside. My dh had to go out for extra sweets as we had that many kids. All of them were dressed up and most of them had a joke, they all thanked us. Was lovely smile

OohMavis Tue 01-Nov-16 13:01:43


We did something new this year. Took part in an estate-wide event (arranged by us residents) where we all posted leaflets through doors, provided 'no trick-or-treating' signs or balloons to put out front if taking part, respectively. We had a blast, loads of people put the balloons up!

Everyone was so friendly and the kids were so polite. And because we'd all been discussing it on a closed facebook page we all got to know eachother a bit too.

Warm fuzzies all round. Can't wait for next year.

Flingmoo Tue 01-Nov-16 13:08:22

YANBU, it's nice to hear some happy thoughts rather than the usual griping about how trick or treating is so American/grabby/rude/whatever.

We only stopped at decorated houses and I can honestly say Halloween brings our local neighbourhood together as a community far more than any other species occasion or time of year. I live on a new build estate and each year there are more decorated houses, the decorations get bigger and better, and more little kids are out having fun. The first year we were here, we had no trick or treaters, the second year we had about 4, this year we had at least 15 groups. Everyone is really friendly and says thanks and Happy Halloween. I actually think it's a lovely community thing.

RosieSW Tue 01-Nov-16 13:10:40

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hazeyjane Tue 01-Nov-16 13:18:16

We love Halloween and would have had a lovely night last night, if it hadn't been for some wanker standing, staring at us across the street with a dummy mask on, trying to freak out the kids. Unfortunately he succeeded with dd1 (who gets very anxious and is terrified of dummies and the whole creepy clown thing) and ds who is 6, has special needs, and woke up in the night screaming about 'mask man'.

Now dd1 is saying she doesn't want to go out on Saturday to our usual Fireworks display, as we have to walk past the place he was standing.

Tiny bepenissed arsehole.

HalfShellHero Tue 01-Nov-16 13:22:02

Hazey Jane that is terrible, some awful people about hugs to your DC's with
Halloween should be for kids not traumatising ppl angry

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 01-Nov-16 13:22:16

We had about a hundred too, it was fab, my kids loved giving out the sweets even more than trick or treating smile

hazeyjane Tue 01-Nov-16 13:25:16

Thankyou Halfshell - on the up side, dd2 won a fancy dress competition for her 'crazy cat lady' outfit - she looked awesome!

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