Even though we live in a “neighborhood”, at the end of an unfinished cul-de-sac, we had NO idea if we would have any kids for Halloween. We prepared anyways. I bought candy and candles, and then watched Ralph carve the pumpkins.
I prepared a big bowl of candy, so that the kids could pick TWO pieces of whatever they wanted. As a kid, the houses I liked best, were the ones that I got to choose my candy. So, that’s how I give it out now.
Then Ralph got out what he calls “toys”. These toys consists of pencils, little puzzles/games, scary plastic rings, and something that looks like cotton candy, but it really colored spider webs. He thinks kids will go for toys over candy! Ha.
We ended up getting around 30 – 40 kids, which were way more than we anticipated. The toys did go over big, in fact there were plenty of kids who yelled back to their parents: They’ve got toys! Who knew?
Also, there were only two groups of older kids who did NOT have their parents lurking, waiting on the street for them. Sad.