I've heard that in some subdivisions and apartment buildings, people can expect to get as many as 500 kids looking for candy.
I'm glad I moved to the countryside and only expect a few as parents drive them from house to house.
My small town has a Trunk or treat event for two hours on main street.
Not that many really, not where I live now. Perhaps about five. Same here though, their parents bring them so it's all finished by about 8.30pm.
I do not feel so bad now. The first year in our house we were so excited to be in a good town that we bought a ton of candy, even though we live on a dead end street off of a main highway. We got no trick-or-treaters. But in the last two years we went from one kid to three. So this year we are hoping for five. Our street is slowly turning over to younger families.
I have found that Halloween is a dying concept in the UK and rapidly so. I remember that when I was a child, it was huge. Parties were associated with every aspect of life and I know that dozens of children would go round the doors. These past few years, living in various parts of the UK - from Edinburgh to London and more - I have never so much as seen kids going out dressed up. It's virtually a non-event.
There are still kids here that do, and, I know when my kids were younger I always had the pleasure of the door to door business. I think now though, they appear to celebrate Halloween in different ways, kids discos and such.
Maybe that, Hollie. Greater choice in modern days? What I have noticed in recent years, however, is that the promotion of fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night takes more and more space in supermarkets, that would once have been shared with Halloween items. Greater profit for supermarkets...? My local supermarket has all but stopped selling food to make way for its fireworks displays this past week or so... (OK - slight exaggeration! )
You know, you and wilderness have highlighted something here. Years ago, (not that many when I think of my own kids) you'd carve out a pumpkin, light a couple of candles and take the kids around to the neighbors houses. They'd get a bit of candy, maybe a couple of coins. But, just like every other celebration, it gets ravished by commercialism. The face paints, candy, costumes etc. It kind of takes the fun out of it, and I think most people not only can't afford it, but have gotten wise to it. I think the same will happen with bonfire night eventually. It's gone from a fire in the back yard, a few toffee apples, a couple of sparklers and a baked potato, to the most expensive firework display that people can buy.
Although we are urban, we live in a cul-de-sac at the end of a 1 block street off the main subdivision, and have been the only home to give candy. As a result we only get a handful and I miss that. I always have fun seeing the little ones come to the door "Tic oh teet"ing.
We've gotten new neighbors this year - maybe we'll get a few more.
Kids today have Halloween parties in school and churches. The towns have local parties;maybe its a sign of the times.
Adults spend more on costumes and having aprties it seems..
by Raven4180 10 years ago
How many trick or treaters showed up at your house?My neighbor hood is getting worse each year. We only had 9 kids come by for candy, now I got three bags to eat and I don't like sweets that much.
by Money Fairy 8 years ago
I know parents with children and familys at home and school age still celebrate but I was just wondering if anyone else still celebrates Halloween and if so what do you do to celebrate? Haunted houses? haloweened themed parties? Just curious
by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
What was your Halloween night like last night?Last night we had such a dreary, cold, windy and wet Halloween night that all the little darlings did not come out as usual due to the inclement weather. However, the night did lend itself to the perfect conditions of a spooky Halloween night...
by Amelia Griggs 6 years ago
How many trick or treaters did you get this Halloween?We only got about 40 to 45 which was a little low this year. Is trick or treating not as popular as it used to be?
by Pr0metheus 11 years ago
Me and one of my best friends since 7th grade (who's about 6 inches shorter than I am... I'm 6'3") are going to be Mario and Luigi!
by hockey8mn 8 years ago
How do you celebrate Halloween?
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