Had so much fun last night. 650 pieces of candy. Ran out of it at about 8:30. There were so many people, Hubby and I were both handing out candy and couldn't do it fast enough. After that, we walked up and down our street to check out the neighbors' decorations.
** someone a few doors down set up haunted house in his garage and carport. You had to walk through it to get a candy. Listened to people screaming all night.
**next door neighbor had a coffin (yes a real one) with a body in it (no, not a real one ) on his porch. muah-ha-ha. Super creepy.
** one of the neighbors turned his front lawn into a cemetery. Blasted creepy organ music. Set up weird lighting. Put up headstones and dug shallow open graves in his yard. Had a fog machine. He and his buddies were made up to look like decomposing bodies, lying in the graves. They would sit up and scare trick-or-treaters as they walked up to the porch.
** guy down the street built an elaborate ghost pirate ship on the lawn a la Pirates of the Caribbean. Thing was huge. Took him a couple of weeks to get it just right. The guy across the street put up a fortress facade across the front of his house complete with turrets and cannons aimed at the pirates. Fired the cannons across the street at the pirate ship. Great effect. Loud boom and then smoke would come from the mouth of the cannon. When we walked by, there was a giant sword fight going on in the street between the two houses.
** guy across the street strung motorized bats on fishing line across the front of his house. The bats swooped down on the trick-or-treaters. Lots of sceaming all night.
** bunch of teenagers dressed as zombies (really good make up) walked around freaking everyone out.
I love my neighborhood. This is why I need so much candy to hand out. It gets better every year. This place is crazy at Halloween. Too much fun.
My sister-in-law texts me: "We only had about 30 trick-or-treaters. Called it a night at 8:00 and gave the last kid the rest of the bag of candy- all 30 or so pieces that were left. Kind of a dud here." Me: "you're living in the wrong neighborhood "