We survived another Halloween...190 little goblins, witches, vampires, zombies, princesses, knights, ghosts, Frankensteins and other scary things that go bump in the night!
There were some fabulous store bought costumes and some equally fantastic homemade ones too. I always like to see the homemade costumes as there is so much creativity in them! Some had scars and injuries as part of their look and the level of makeup skills to produce those scars was fantastic.
This year had an equal number of older kids...some as old as 16 or 17. My policy has always been that if you have the courage to ring the doorbell, you get a chocolate bar, regardless of your age. I do prefer a costume, but still give if they do not have one.
Sadly, for the first time ever, I had a few huge groups of teens that were a wee bit pushy. They demanded a certain type of chocolate bar, they pushed each about while on my porch, and there was a lot of profanity. A few times during the evening there was a group 50 or 60 of swearing, shouting, pushing teenagers loitering on the street just outside my house or the houses to each side of me. They were pushing in and out of my front garden beds and even throwing firecrackers at my neighbour's car.
I got very brave and decided to sit on my front steps and pretend I was just sitting there handing out my candy. It took about 15 minutes but they eventually noticed me and moved a wee bit down the street. Cars could not get by them and it was quite disconcerning. Eventually they headed home after a police car came by. Ironically they were from the posh, multi-million dollar homes about a block and a half below my street. I could hear them telling the police officer where they lived and she asked them why they weren't loitering on their own street!!!
I took a couple of pictures of my Halloween decorations this year. I usually do much more but was a bit late getting organized with it this year so kept it to a minimum. I was very happy with the googly eyed lights that lined the sidewalk from the driveway up tot he house. Little Mr P called them Eball lights last year...He loved them!
There was a very tiny graveyard this year...usually there are a few more tombstones...
I did walk down the driveway to take a picture of the whole scene,,,but my camera battery died!
I usually decorate all around the door frame and put up some big 6 foot spiderwebs with HUGE spiders...but was a bit stingy with the decorations this year...just ran out of time.
Hope you enjoyed your Halloween!