So I’m excited for my 2nd Halloween in the US (read about my 1st one here)… This year I spent a total of $15 on the decorations and reused the ones I got last year. I’m not very crafty with my hands and I’m not the decorating type but I did get my lights and stuff all up by early October.
While I was among the first to get my decorations up, I noticed that in the last couple of days, the neighbours have really stepped up their game. Some of them have really good stuff out – one has a cemetery, another has very good webbing (my friend says that mine looks like college boys tried to TP my balcony HAHAHHA) and another has limbs and rats strewn about their front yard. I went up close to examine some of them so that I could learn how to do mine next year. I think this crazy Halloween decorating thing would probably be more fun if I had some teenagers in my house (I’m envious of my friends whose children are already in their early teens. JEALOUS!).
One thing I’m doing differently this year is that I’m giving out candy bags instead of having the kids grab 1 or 2 candy bars from a bowl. I want to be that house that the kids all want to visit! We live in a very quiet gated community and my husband chose a house that faces the desert so we hardly ever see people around. I want to make the kids’ visit worth their while. I’ve never trickortreated but I can imagine that going house to house collecting candy is like collecting Ang Pow during Chinese New Year and since giving out candy is much cheaper than giving cash (what’s the market rate now? $4 minimum?), I bagged up about 10 different sweet treats in each pack. We had about 20-30 kids come by last year so I bagged 20 goodie bags and for those who come late, they just have to see how much their fist can grab out of the bowl. Hahhaa!!