My daughter is totally in to Halloween! Just yesterday I ran down to the dollar store with her and she bought a plastic pumpkin, a spooky owl, a skull cup, and a fuzzy spider to decorate with! She cracks me up!
Schools don't allow Halloween celebrations any more here. When I was growing up, it was an annual tradition to roll out tables of orange sprinkled cupcakes, bowls of candy corn, candy apples, etc. Teachers would make a huge deal out of it. Now, it's called Favorite Book Character Day.
When my children were smaller, I used to buy them costumes and parade them around the village in a annual trick-or-treat-athon. This year we are most likely going to stay home, watch scary movies, and maybe make spooky finger foods and festive sweets.
My sons (age 6 and 11) are totally into it too. Just yesterday I took the 6 year old with me to Walgreens and I couldn't get him out of the Halloween aisle until he'd tried out all the musical novelties and looked at every decoration and mask!!
We take the kids trick-or-treating and sit around a bonfire weather permitting. We decorate the house a week or so before and usually have a party on or the weekend before Halloween night. It's my birthday also, so we get to have cake and everything as well.
With parties we have a lot of Halloween themed food, sometimes we tell ghost stories, we listen to a lot of great music. Halloween is my favorite - it's always a good time