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I feel like, from my narrow world view, that fewer kids are going door to door, yet more houses are decorated for the "holiday" — perhaps even approaching the number of houses decorated for Christmas. Both big changes from the turn of the century.

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I braved the rain and gusty winds to take my two boys door to door.  The one time of year I'll steal (candy) from my kids hahahaha.

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22 minutes ago, PASabreFan said:

I feel like, from my narrow world view, that fewer kids are going door to door, yet more houses are decorated for the "holiday" — perhaps even approaching the number of houses decorated for Christmas. Both big changes from the turn of the century.

I've probably given out 60 or so pieces of candy tonight. Crowd was a little thin but I've seen worse years in the 6 that I've been in this house. We're fully decorated. I think only about 3 houses on my street are decorated and maybe 1 or 2 more are giving out candy. Less than half.

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I think its an excellent 'holiday'.  My boys start talking about decorating the house for halloween shortly after Labor Day.  Disappointed to see slightly dwindling numbers.  Again, I think the weather is playing a roll around my neighborhood tonight.  

My complaint is you see less and less classic candy out there.  This year we got zero: whoppers, buttercups, butterfingers, nerds, tutsi-rolls or those individually wrapped carmels I love.  I think probably 25% of the entire haul is exclusively regular chips and Kit Kats.  #firstworldproblems

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We haven't had a single trick or treater in the 24 years we've been here.

Apparently, it is good to be back from the road.

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Cold night in the ATL.  Only 20 kids came by tonight.  Had 60 regular size candy bars to give out.  Sad.  Was hoping for a better turnout.

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12 hours ago, PASabreFan said:

I feel like, from my narrow world view, that fewer kids are going door to door, yet more houses are decorated for the "holiday" — perhaps even approaching the number of houses decorated for Christmas. Both big changes from the turn of the century.

The weather sucked here (Rochester) during the day and wasn't exactly great by the time we went out, so a lot of people decided to stay in.  It was nice having less traffic (both cars and people) to deal with, and everyone was giving out handfuls of candy, instead of one or two pieces.  My little one's bucket was filled to the very top.

The past few years were crazy with the amount of kids, so I wouldn't say that it was a trend.  It just seems that rain is a bigger deterrent than cold.

As for decorating, the stores have followed demand by offering more an more Halloween-specific decorations.  Orange and purple string lights weren't really a thing before, but now it's catching up with Christmas.

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I had my house decked out with orange and purple lights since Oct 1st. Scores me points with my wife and kids as they love that stuff. The Halloween lights come down today and then I start planning the xmas lights. 

 

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12 hours ago, Derrico said:

I think its an excellent 'holiday'.  My boys start talking about decorating the house for halloween shortly after Labor Day.  Disappointed to see slightly dwindling numbers.  Again, I think the weather is playing a roll around my neighborhood tonight.  

My complaint is you see less and less classic candy out there.  This year we got zero: whoppers, buttercups, butterfingers, nerds, tutsi-rolls or those individually wrapped carmels I love.  I think probably 25% of the entire haul is exclusively regular chips and Kit Kats.  #firstworldproblems

I mean, if you were going to make a candy power ranking, Kit Kat is top 5!

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13 hours ago, Derrico said:

I think its an excellent 'holiday'.  My boys start talking about decorating the house for halloween shortly after Labor Day.  Disappointed to see slightly dwindling numbers.  Again, I think the weather is playing a roll around my neighborhood tonight.  

My complaint is you see less and less classic candy out there.  This year we got zero: whoppers, buttercups, butterfingers, nerds, tutsi-rolls or those individually wrapped carmels I love.  I think probably 25% of the entire haul is exclusively regular chips and Kit Kats.  #firstworldproblems

It's hard to find certain candies in the stores anymore.  Chocolate is cheap right now from oversupply in 2016, so the candy companies are pushing the stock out en masse.  It's annoying.  Can't even find a bag of just sugar candies (nerds!) anymore.

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Party City had plenty of nerds... sweetarts but yeh not a lot of hard candy.

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Weird, but it was the first time ever the four of us spent Halloween at home as a family.

When the kids were small, one of us was taking them out trick or treating while the other manned the candy jar, then when they got older they were out making their own fun or working.

Oldest popped in and ended up staying, youngest unexpectedly finished work early. Munched candy, answered the door bell and sat around and talked and laughed.

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Our company is having problems and us creatives turned our little room into a haunted house. It was a nice morale boost. 

 

And then my boss at the aerial studio somehow managed to do stuff in her costume... I didn't get home until 10 (as usual for Tuesdays and Thursdays) so I missed trick or treaters, but glad we got some spooky silliness in. 

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What on earth is going on in that second picture?  It kind of looks like dino sex, but then there's also one person in the middle and one getting crushed.  I guess everyone has their own thing.

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36 minutes ago, shrader said:

What on earth is going on in that second picture?  It kind of looks like dino sex, but then there's also one person in the middle and one getting crushed.  I guess everyone has their own thing.

lol it's acro- aka people stacking/balancing. She's balancing on his feet. 

There was another picture I took where they were starting to get into position and it was totally dino sex 

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30 minutes ago, josie said:

lol it's acro- aka people stacking/balancing. She's balancing on his feet. 

There was another picture I took where they were starting to get into position and it was totally dino sex 

Sabrespace: Come for the hockey, stay for the dino sex. 😉

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1 hour ago, Samson's Flow said:

Sabrespace: Come for the hockey, stay for the dino sex. 😉

You've got the order backwards.

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We were fairly quiet here too. But I was out with jnr so the Mrs had to stay in. I think I bought too much sweets though. Thought I'd get rid of 5kg. Turns out even being generous I have most left 

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My neighbor was dressed as Velma last night.  I was very disappointed to find out that her husband was not dressed up as Daphne.  They dropped the ball on a perfect couple costume.

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22 hours ago, Derrico said:

This year we got zero: whoppers, buttercups, butterfingers, nerds, tutsi-rolls or those individually wrapped carmels I love.

Whoppers are almost as bad as candy corn and marshmallow peeps. Blech.

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1 hour ago, JujuFish said:

Whoppers are almost as bad as candy corn and marshmallow peeps. Blech.

I may be the only person on earth that likes candy corn.

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2 hours ago, Weave said:

I may be the only person on earth that likes candy corn.

I can’t stop eating candy corn once I’ve started.

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12 hours ago, JujuFish said:

Whoppers are almost as bad as candy corn and marshmallow peeps. Blech.

Agreed on all three.

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