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Old 11-03-2018, 08:07 AM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Originally Posted by TheOldPuss View Post
We had 50 goblins at the front door. The cat finally came out of hiding the next morning...
We did something different this year, which our cat really appreciated. Last year was our first here. We have four steps up to the front door and noticed some of the little ones had a bit of a hard time getting up.

So this year we opened the garage door and sat there and gave out treats. My wife crocheted and I handed out the Little Debbies. Loaded all the boxes in the back of the SUV and got them out as needed. Put a sign at the front porch pointing toward the garage. So no doorbell ringing and constantly opening and closing the front door. Cat really hates the doorbell and strange people, so everybody won with us doing it that way.
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:44 AM
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When my son was younger (around 11 I think) I started doing a haunted garage. I even took the day off because it was such an effort. The second year, all his neighborhood buds came over and helped set everything up. And they all developed a "plan" of sorts, scary things to do to get the trick-or-treaters squealing. The neighborhood loved it, our house was "the one" to go to on Halloween. My boys even gave up trick-or-treating themselves to scare the kids. They had a blast. Then when there was about 15 min left, they would take off to go hit up a few houses and get some candy of their own. The stragglers were always disappointed if they got there too late and the "ghouls" were already gone.

Now that all the boys are grown and gone, I miss those days. I still do put on a costume of some kind, and usually sit in the driveway with a few spooky things set up. I always look forward to Halloween.
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I had about fifty kids. Live in a condo complex and only three streets in my town and only one road in and out of my town, so it's pretty safe.

Because it was so warm this year, all the adults were outside and chatting. I carved a pumpkin late in the afternoon and set it out on my porch and decorated a bit around it, and then I had my front door open so you could see my tables with bowl of candy and about a dozen candles in the entryway.

It was fun. I missed a lot of the littlest ones in the past because of working and not getting home till dark.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:55 AM
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We had a few. The usual: ghosts, witches, dinosaurs, football players. The most exotic was a ghost that changed colors.
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