However, this doesn't stop people from decorating the front of their houses with ghosts, spiders, skulls, you name it, the scarier the better. I always felt virtuous because I actually put out three carved pumpkins and hung around from 6:00 to 9:00pm on October 31 to hand out candies to Trick or Treaters. I know that some neighbours, after their kids had grown, just turned out the lights that night and went out for dinner.
|Ghosts in the trees!!|
No, I love the community involvement and I actually really enjoy the effort that some put in to create these dramatic effects. Often the house decorators get dressed up themselves, adding to the fun of shelling out!! I also love seeing the parents, who accompany their children from house to house, dressed up as well. When I took my kids around, I didn't get into costume, preferring to hang back in the shadows, however, I did spent months working on their outfits.
It seems like a lot of effort for one night, maybe this is why many start early!!
Have a great day!!