Tuesday, October 28, 2008

getting ready for Halloween night

This will be our first Halloween with no kids at home. Alex will be at work, and Fi has a party to attend at her friend's house. Andy and I will still enjoy Halloween in the neighbourhood. Last night, the decorations went up, all except for a few which we bring out on the big night (screaming bats, dancing Frankenstein and our new roaring tombstone). I'll make a big pot of coffee and a batch of brownies and sit out in the carport with treats for the moms and dads. We get so many children it's easier just to sit outside and wait for them to stop by. Andy will help light fireworks again, like he has done for the neighbourhood display for the past 10 years or more. But it will be different as just us - an older mom and dad, remembering the days when our children were the trick-or-treaters. Luckily there are a few other older moms and dads in the neighbourhood, so we'll visit with them in their carports and marvel at the parade that goes up and down our street.

question: do you have trick-or-treaters at your house?

mompoet - I like Halloween


Muhd Imran said...

That sounds spooky and fun.

We don't have such celebrations here but it is practised among the expatriate families here and themed parties in nightclubs and pubs.

Have fun!

Pearl said...

no trick or treaters in my neighbourhood. screaming bar hoppers tho.

Pearl said...

sounds nice to sit out and wait with brownies for social time. that's the good life.