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How to Scare Kids on Halloween

Updated on September 28, 2016
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a published author; books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart, there is no other way.

Tactics Apply To Children of All Ages

My granddaughter Lily enjoying her first Halloween - 2013
My granddaughter Lily enjoying her first Halloween - 2013 | Source

Happy Halloween

Halloween is my second favorite holiday. One of the reasons I enjoy Halloween is because it offers us the opportunity to be whatever we want for a few hours. We can release our inner monster and have a frightfully fun time.

Halloween also offers us the chance to scare the heck out of people. Even children. There is no age limit.

All Hallows Eve is truly about the kids and witnessing their expressions and excitement. Those little beggars get to dress up in their creative costumes and go door to door and beg for candy. What a spooktacular evening for them.

I always have plenty of treats available for my goblins. I used to have the kids perform a trick before they got their candy. The tricks were simple. Toss a ball in a bucket, it usually only took one or two throws to get their treats, but there were some kids who just had a bad aim even though the bucket was in front of them, of course they still got candy - just not as much.

One year I had the little witches and warlocks answer questions; such as simple basic math problems. I was amused with their quizzical glances at me, but I was trying to teach them that nothing in life was free.

The parents of the ghouls were impressed with my tactics.

Not So Wicked Witches

My granddaughter Faith and myself as not so Wicked Witches -2013
My granddaughter Faith and myself as not so Wicked Witches -2013 | Source

Trick or Treat

Halloween 2008 was one of my favorites. The presidential election of Obama vs McCain was in full force. I was a strong supporter for Obama and for fun I ordered a bunch of stickers from eBay that said OBAMA FOR 2008. I placed the stickers next to my bowl of goodies. The trick or treaters would walk up my front stoops and see my display. The majority of them eyed my stickers. I was a bit surprised. I had them there for the adults. These kids varied in ages from 3-12. I asked whether they would like an Obama Sticker or candy. Most of them said both...duh. What shocked me the most were the 4 to 6 year olds immediately saying "I want a Bawack Obama sticka." Huh, they said the name perfectly, well almost. I thought "WOW" this is impressive! Either these beggars were brainwashed or they are true supporters! I wished they were old enough to vote! That was a memorable Halloween. I will be giving out Obama stickers once again this year for Obama 2012.

I've grown up a bit since then and now I don't demand tricks anymore. I now just enjoy scaring them. In a nice way of course. Kinda. Each year Sunshine sets up her station on the porch with candy, music and some tricks up her sleeve. One of my favorite tactics is to play haunting music that gets louder as the princesses and the pirates approach the house. I watch as the little tiaras and masks get closer to the house and they look so excited and eager to plead for a treat. I reach for my iPod and the music gets louder, they get a bit concerned but keep on walking towards the porch...spooky, eerie tunes blaring a bit louder now and their eyes are getting bigger BUT they approach me with no fear ... "Twick or Tweet" ... those kids received extra candy for their bravery!

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies

While cookies are still warm use a toothpick to drag out the spiders legs from the melted chocolate chips. Guaranteed to scare a few kids with these cookies!
While cookies are still warm use a toothpick to drag out the spiders legs from the melted chocolate chips. Guaranteed to scare a few kids with these cookies!

Spooktacular Halloween

Another fun way to frighten them is to have my little doggy Foxy outside. Foxy is only 8 pounds, she's a small girl. Foxy's not a people person BUT she's harmless and doesn't have the capability to harm a fly! I figured Foxy would bark and the kids would hightail it out of town. The children approach my work station...Foxy pops up her little head and BARKS....the children seem a bit shocked at first and then proceed to say "awwww, what a tute doggy, can I pet her?" HELLO KID, the dog is barking at you, shouldn't you be scared!?! Extra candy for bravery again.

My third favorite way is to casually hide behind a bush and trick the treaters into thinking that I'm not home. They assumed that they can help themselves to the candy bowl. I patiently wait until the glistening gowns and vampire capes stride over to the goodies. They look around for someone. They don't see anyone. Their hands reach into the cauldron of tempting treats. I leaped into action and yelled "BOO!" They began to SOB which in turn made me CRY!!! I then dumped the remaining candy into their pumpkins which were already overflowing with the evenings stash of freebies! I bid them a farewell and then went indoors to retrieve more candy for my next victims. I should now pause to emphasize...always take into consideration the ages of the children with any scare tactic. Use your best judgment and common sense. I thought I did. No one is perfect.

My final favorite way to frighten the kiddies is by having a witch or ghost battery operated doll that plays scary sounds. I thought for sure this would do the trick. Those ghouls can't fool Sunshine any longer they will run for the hills! The button is off until the kids say "Trick or Tweet" and then the witch begins to heckle and the ghost begins to move and dance. The kids look at the dolls in awe, proceed to smile and then turn to their parents and say, "I want one of those, pleaseeee!" Seriously, kid!? What happened to being scared of these things? I was scared when I was a kid!

I guess times have changed. Maybe it's time for Sunshine to continue on with her growth spurt and come up with another game plan for entertaining herself on Halloween! The fun of Halloween is endless. I've always been a fan and always will. The kids dressed up in their costumes are such a joy to share the holiday with. I'm looking forward to what the most popular costume will be this year. Happy Halloween to all and have fun making memories and scaring the children! If that's even possible anymore. Maybe you'll have better luck then me. BOO to YOU!!!

Do you like to scare kids on Halloween?

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© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

Wishing y'all a Spooktacular Halloween!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sunshine....You are a TREAT all by yourself!! This hub made me miss the days when I could see all the little darlings come for goodies. For 10 yrs. now, we live alongside a major highway.....no trick or treating for us. What used to be BOO! is now BOO HOO!! Sounds like you have enough fun for both of us!! lol

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      BOO HOO for SURE! I can't imagine a halloween without little monsters and fairies begging for goodies!!! I suggest you go to a vacant house in a neighborhood where there are tons of kids and pretend you live there for a couple of hours just to give out treats!! :))

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hmmmm... a vacant house, pretend I live there, on Halloween?....I'll bet a couple of LARGER kids dressed like cops show up before any little gobblins!! I'll tell them you told me to do it. Expect the call!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Just give them some treats, no problem. It's not like you are inside the house....just on the porch. Hold up, Halloween in NY is cold...In FL we are still in the 80's so BUNDLE UP!!! :)

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      speaking of BUNDLES.....you're just a bundle of fun and info!!!

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      Mich S 5 years ago

      You sure do love Halloween! :) Fun hub!

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      LADYBUG, AKA SUE 5 years ago

      OH I WISH I WERE A KID AGAIN AND COME TO YOUR HOUSE FOR SOME HALLOWTREATING IT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH FUN, AND SINCE IT IS ALREADY SO COLD HERE BY THEN I WILL JUST HAVE TO SEND ALL THE GHOSTS AND GOBBLINS TO FL SO YOU CAN SCARE THE BIJIGGERS OUT OF EM,, SO I TOO DO THE BOO HOO HERE IN WI,, HAPPY BOO TO YOU ..

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      If you find a really OLD kid ringing your doorbell this Halloween, Sunshine, don't be afraid. It will be me. I'll go almost anywhere for a free Snicker bar or some M&M chocolate peanuts.

      My costume? I'm leaning toward a really OLD Lady GAGA getup. Whatcha think?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi drbj....Lady Gaga costume will be very much appreciated as long as it's NOT the meat costume! ewwwww! Jo Calderone would be great!!! :)

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      Barb Turpin 5 years ago

      As long as you don't offer 'tricks' I hope your BOO! night is wunnerful!!!!!

      Most fun I had on Halloween ~ knowing apartment managers, we used an empty apt, made a HUGE maze Haunted House! We had a fog machine, same spooky sounds up/downstairs. SOOOOO much fun! The shrill of those kids!! OMG!

      I can see your FULL of haunts for the little beggars around you!!

      Living in the country again, we have NO trickers anymore. UNLESS you count the other nights of smashed mailboxes!

      Happy Halloweenie!!

      Voted aaallll the way across !

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Barb! Offering tricks, hmmmmm you are giving Sunshine ideas!! Thank you!! :))

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      It sounds like you really enjoy Halloween....this is why my wife and I decided to have more kids.....so we could keep trick or treating.....with our youngest only being 2 that leaves us 10 more years....at which point we would have 30 straight years of one of our kids trick or treating.

      Great ideas from your past which makes your house one of the houses they remember.....keep up the great work....awesome photos and videos as well.....thanks for sharing Withchy Sunshine.

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      Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Lessen Here:A Child's Bravery Surmounts Any Goulish Phenomena When It Comes To Candy:-))

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      hahahahahaha...Mentalist acer! How true......much to the dismay of the family Dentist!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      @cogerson... adult trick or treating is November 1st when candy is %50 off! Witchy Sunshine is so there! :)

      @mentalist...amen to that! Kids have no fear when it comes to the goods!!!

      @fpherj ... we had a dentist neighbor who gave out toothbrushes for treats, the kids eventually just stopped ringing his doorbell! hahaha!

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      It would be so fun to visit your continent on Halloween! Even though some people here celebrate Halloween it is nothing like you crazy Americans! It sounds so fun! Here in Sweden Halloween is more used as an excuse to have a private masquerade party with some spiderweb. Not so funny:(

      Great hub, I enjoyed reading it and now I know what we miss here!

      Tina

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      september girl 5 years ago

      Very cute hub! :D Thanks for the share. I loved it all...and your stories when you tried to scare the children who merely would smile. I liked it all the way through...videos too. : ) Voted up and awesome!!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Sunshine,

      I'm convinced that kids these days know no fear! LOL. Top marks for the scare tactics, though. I can tell that you really love the Halloween Holiday yourself. Gotta have fun, right? Voting up and awesome.

      Cloverleaf.

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      RobertElias Ballard 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

      Great hub and a fun read. Halloween is a fun time and my wife is the best fixing decorations and goodies.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Your neighbor Dentist wasn't using his WISDOM teeth, that's for sure. He should be handing out the chewiest, gooiest, sugary treats available. It's GREAT for business!! TOOTHBRUSHES! Oh please! YUK!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Sunshine!

      Really fun hub! Here's an idea. Dress up like a "stuffed scarecrow" and prop yourself (kinda dangling) on a chair on the lawn or wherever the kids cut across. Hopefully, they will think you are fake and you may make them poop their pants. Have fun this year!

      Sharyn

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What fun ideas and comments!!! Sharyn ... my neighbor and her daughters all dress up as witches and they decorate with the works and sit motionless, last year I couldn't tell if they were real or fake. A lot of the kids skip their house. haha!

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      gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

      Very cute hub with some great ideas for Halloween fun! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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      PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      We dress up every year and have a lot fun with the kids. This year I have several life size sculls. A couple of them have jaws that move, with spooky sounds and laughter. Your hub was a fun read.

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey that’s a cute hub!! Kids these days are actually very difficult to scare :) these tricks seem like they will work, else just treat them maybe!! have a fun filled Halloween with lots and cool tricks and great treats.

      carrie

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I appreciate your Halloween comments and suggestions! What a fun yet spooky holiday for kids of all ages to enjoy!

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      Teresa Coppens 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome Hub Sunshine. We too live on a farm and no one comes to visit. My son grows pumpkins every year so all three boys still make their Jack o' Lanterns. We travel to the local village down the road and admire the spooky houses while the kids have their fun. Last year in Ontario it was very cold so the fun was much shorter lived. But we all still enjoyed some amazing spooky fun and appreciated those who went the extra mile and produced a fun maze in their backyard complete with a chain saw masacre! Voted up Sunshine! Enjoy this year's festivities!

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      amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      I love this! You must have a blast when the kids come by for candy! I usually get my witch's wig and hat on when I'm passing out candy. The kids love it when your dressed up. I had a little boy take a picture with me one year. I am forever in his family's photo album, looking like a witch! ha. Great hub! Voted all ups!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Teresa and amymarie! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your stories...they are always appreciated :))

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      hey sunshine...loved your hub.

      Unfortunately children of today aren't scared and are so bold. My 7 year old kid is into reading the series of GooseBumps and honestly I still get the goose bumps reading those books. He can easily read those at night and have a good night's sleep....lol

      Halloween is for people of our generation :) kids of today love it more for socializing purposes and getting different treats.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I loved this hub and all the stuff you do at Halloween. We hardly get any children coming to the door anymore which is sad as I love seeing all the little ones in their costumes.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Ruchira and Susan! Thank you for sharing your Halloween stories and memories. I just might allow the lil beggars to try and scare me this year OR at least allow them to try! :))

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Halloween!!! I'm ready for the lil kiddies!!! :)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Happy Halloween! I'll be thinking of you this evening, scaring off all those little kiddies! :)

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      This sounds like so much fun. These kind of esprit de corps establish solidarity and fortify a nation. I wonder who would I like to be at a Halloween party. Mmmm, my imagination will go crazy on this. EnJoY your heart out!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Cloverleaf and Martie...I am so ready for Halloween!:)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      I love the hiding behind the bush idea! You are a riot! Those poor kids, they are so vulnerable! LOL

      Thanks for sharing this with us, I may or may not try some of these this upcoming Halloween!

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      I think holloween this year will be full of surprises in my town now, haha! Great suggestions and great stories! My neighbor does have two large German Shepherds...hmm, I'll pass the idea on!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      You are easily amused huh? Yeah, me too. :) lol Loved these ideas and I might have to borrow some for this year. :) Voted up and sharing!

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is so cute! I hope you come up with some awesome Halloween ideas this year, too. Voted up and shared!

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      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      Sounds like you manage to have a good time every year. I love Halloween too. One of my daughters is totally into "spoooooky" things while the other one is not quite ready for all Halloween has to offer. Thanks for your cute Halloween tips, tricks and ideas.

      ~Becky

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I loved this hub, Linda, because I can totally relate to ALL of it. Halloween is MY second fave holiday as well. AND, I LOVE to scare the kids or at least make them 'dance the jig' for their treats. My late husband was a big kid himself and would sit on the porch dressed like a stuffed monster only to reach out and grab them when they went for the candy bowl. He got a lot of joy out of that one, sad to say, haha. Third: yep,Obama all the way!

      Great job-Up/F/A Sharing............:)

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      crissytsu 4 years ago from Texas

      Total greatness...I never thought about making them perform for treats bahahaha...thats a good one. Scaring them is my favorite of all though...in fact I love to scare everyone during the entire Halloween season, especially my best friend's mom--we start plotting in Sept on everything we're going to do to scare her. Great Hub, voted up and awesome.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Josh ~ Keith ~ Terrye ~ Jeannie ~ Denise ~ Crissytsu ~ Rfordin

      Thank you for stopping by this spooktacular hub! Your comments are appreciated!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Two weeks until Halloween 2012!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      How did I miss this one? I am the Queen of Halloween! We have a fog machine that keeps the kids on their toes (we 'spray' it as they leave)...my costumes usually draw a bit of a crowd. I learned years ago to make my costumes somewhat kid friendly so I don't scare the little ones. One year when I was the Statue of Liberty I was standing rather still and a young couple pushing a stroller came up my walk...as they approached I moved and they screamed...they thought I was a statue.

      Can't wait..love your antics!

      Voted up, useful, funny, awesome and interesting.

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      How clever you are Linda! Foxy is sooo cute :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Awww...I can't imagine that you'd really aim to scare the kids except for fun. I'll bet the whole neighborhood loves you for being a soft touch! :) Nice hub and just right for Halloween.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Linda, what a cold hearted person you are, making kids cry on Halloween. lol I Loved It!!! I used to buy the spray cans of cobwebs and put them all across the sidewalk area hanging from trees and bushes. what didn't get the kids got the parents. lol Okay, so I've got a mean streak in me, too! Great Hub!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Linda, I bet you just love scaring the kids :o), I used to do it all a few years ago when dear daughter was young enough to appreciate it but we don't get many kids knocking at Halloween now so I will be celebrating it indoors, warm and with my feet up!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mary ~ Christy ~ Steph ~ RC ~ Julie ... It's almost time to scare the lil rugrats once again! :)

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great Halloween hub! Its sounds like your house is THE place to trick-or-treat! I wish I lived closer....I could use some more stickers! ;)

      Love the idea of having the kids play a game. Maybe not so much to make them earn their candy, but definitely to make them remember that there were fun games as well as candy!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I love your sense of humor, Linda. I can just see you sitting on your porch waiting for the little monsters (I mean sweet kids) coming for their treats.

      Loved this, Mary

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sharkye! I bought the Obama stickers from Ebay. I had them custom made by a fellow Obama supporter from Texas. I hope the kids enjoy them this year as much as they did 4 years ago!

      Mary, I'm looking forward to the lil monsters! :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Boo to you back! haha! jumping out of the hedges and scaring the poor little things, I say Heehaw! lol! have a great halloween linda, and don't forget to set the dog on them! lol!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Boo back to you Nell ;) I intend to have some fun tonight!!

      Happy Halloween!!!

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      D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

      Linda this is just great!! I got into fits of laughter at the part where you jumped out at the kids, scared them, they cried, you cried...etc. just so cute to visualize. aside from the humor, some great ideas, voted Up, Useful, Interesting, funny awesome, and boy and I ever Sharing! Thanks again....

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      SilverGenes 4 years ago

      I can just see you now... hiding in the bushes! Laughed so hard, I cried too! Awesome hub!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hope you had fun this halloween, Linda, hiding in the bushes! Good call teaching them that nothing in life is for free, and it isn't. Great scare tactics! Sharing!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm glad you enjoyed my scare tactics Dotti! :)

      Oh no Alexandra, don't cry! Ok laughing until you cry is a good thing!

      Hi Michelle, We didn't have as many wee ones as we usually do, but I had a blast anyway and gave out quite a few Obama stickers! Woot!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I always have to smile when I see that beautiful lily! lol!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you Nell! Lily does have a way of making many smile! :)

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This is hilarious! I love the tricks the kids have to perform. And the Obama stickers--priceless! The spider cookie idea is great, too!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Vicki! I hope you had a Happy Halloween! I know I did! :)

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      kimmie 2 years ago

      One daynI wantnto come back as your grandchild...lol...great hub! The kids are very blessed to have such a fun grandma! Xo

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Anyone who can see that photo of Lily and not smile is heartless! You are such a fun Grandma! This is my first Halloween in this neighborhood, so I'm anxious to see how many little goblins we will get tonight!

      Have fun tonight on Halloween!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This made my day Linda!! What a cutie!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Halloween Y'all...having grandkids to celebrate with does make the festivities much more fun :)

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I saw that cute baby all dressed up on the feeds and just had to come read this hub, Linda. Very cute! And, woo to those spider cookies, too.

      Happy Holiday!

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Sweet pics and well done. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Halloween is great fun! You and your granddaughter look smashing cool and the little one is awesome cute!! Great hub!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Well now I'm certainly glad I found this hub today. You've given me some ideas for tonight. Thanks and Have a Happy and Scary Halloween :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What great fun Linda. Kids are getting harder and harder to scare though..it seems they have seen everything and more before. Glad to hear you keep trying new things every year. Good tips though, voted up.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      What an entertaining hub! I enjoyed reading and it seems Halloween is great fun for all age groups!

      You and your granddaughter look so cool together. The spider cookie is a brilliant idea.

      Thanks for sharing this interesting hub and Have a Happy and Scary Halloween.

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      Linda Bilyeu 17 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Chitrangada, I attempted to make those spider cookies, mine didn't come out as well. Thanks for your visit! :)

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      Paula 17 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      GF...It's only fair to be able to frighten the precious little rug rats one night a year.......they scare the hell out of us every day!! LOL......Their sheer intelligence and maturity scares me!

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      Linda Bilyeu 17 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Indeed those rugrats do scare the heck out of us! I need to get in the mood for Halloween this year, I do not even have a costume yet. Oh my!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Halloween 2016!

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      What is Grandma dressing as this year? You really do it up big. A grandma with spunk & pizzazz.....that's what kids love. Easy on the candy, GF, it's habit forming. I found that out. My grandkids have started hiding their stash of treats from me!

      Have a spooktactular time. Today is son # 3's birthday (Juan & Two's Daddy)...38 years ago I gave birth to my own little goblin.....now he's a big tall handsome Prince! LOL

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Hey Effer! Happy Birthday to you Goblin Prince! Last night I dressed as a Fallen Angel, I went dark. For Halloween I will be the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. We will be celebrating Faith's 10th birthday on Halloween (born on the 25th) and she chose our costumes to go with her theme! :)

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Happy Birthday to Faith..too! I can't get over that baby pic of Lily...she's such a big girl now! They grow up on us too quickly, Gram :(

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