Even not on Halloween Trick or Treating is FUN!

Candy bowl awaiting trick or treaters

This is the first community I’ve ever lived in that schedules trick or treating not on the day.  It’s the Sunday before (unless it falls on a Saturday) 3pm – 6pm.  That means last Sunday was our Trick or Treat day.  Never mind Halloween wasn’t until Wednesday.  Unfortunately I’d say in our neighborhood only 10% of the homes participate.  Many of those who do go all out!  We hand out candy and enjoy seeing the ghosties and ghoulies coming to the door.  Rappy loves it and Mr. Blue supervises as alpha black cat of the season.

I tend to set on the stoop to hand out candy so the animals can watch from the screened in front porch without rushing the kids at the door when I open it.  One little girl looked up at the regal Blue sitting there fluffed against the cold watching the proceedings with half open bright green eyes.  She asked “Are you a witch having a black cat like that?”  I smiled and whispered “Yes, but not all witches are bad.  I’m a good one and I have TWO black cats.”  Her eyes got wide and she smiled, “Really?!?”  “Oh yes.”  The smile got broader “Oh WOW!”  She took her candy and went off excited.  I can’t wait for the children’s rumors about me to begin!  I don’t know why she didn’t ask if I was into gambling since I have a greyhound but guess she’s not old enough to know about that yet.

As far as costumed kids?  We get LOTS there are A LOT of kids in the neighborhood being situated within walking distance to four elementary and two middle schools.  We started with 15 and half pounds of candy and ended up with less than a quarter pound left.  One thing I enjoy is families dress-up and go out together.  Often times even the dog is in costume.  It’s fun to see.

Enjoy a look at Trick or Treating in my neighborhood.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Rappy anxiously awaits more visitors.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Family group trick or treating. Wizard dad was so COOL!

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Mario drove his Princess from house to house.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Two family groups wait their turn at one of my participating neighbors.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Clear way to say I AM NOT participating – to which I have to wonder – why decorate?

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Yes this actually works in my neighborhood. This was take about 5pm consider it had been out since 3pm and that’s what is left.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

See I told you some REALLY participate!

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Here the Evil Witch sits on her throne in her graveyard handing out candy. Her husband Freddy Kruger keeps the corn maze.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

More yard decorations, this is animated at night

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

Not all decorations are ghoulish and pumpkins…

Trick or Treating in my neighborhood

I was not the only one supervised by the feline overlords.

Trick or Treating in My Neighborhood

The final daisies of fall

5 thoughts on “Even not on Halloween Trick or Treating is FUN!

  1. Wonderful pictures, Mary Louise. I’ve never scene Hallowe’en played out in broad daylight. It looks less spooky. I LOVE the decorations though. We didn’t put any out because of the aftermath of ‘Sandy’ and then it was too late. The story you told that little girl, wow. You sure made her day. Precious.

    • I know to us it is so strange to see this take place in daylight not on the day. Though I do remember when I first saw the movie ET I thought it was strange they were trick or treating in daylight so maybe this isn’t the only community that does it.

      Yes the decorations are grand I enjoy them just didn’t have the energy for it this year.

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