The first Halloween we were in our house, all of the neighbourhood kids were still babies or toddlers. When we took the boys out trick-or-treating, we only went to a couple of houses and then we parents all gathered on the sidewalk in front of our house to chat. The next year, someone produced a bottle of wine and a tradition was born.
Eight years later, the kids are old enough to go around the neighbourhood on their own while we parents hang out and party… on the sidewalk… all in full costume.
We have a communal table full of candy for the trick-or-treaters.
And treats for the adults too!
Up the street, they go all out with a wicked haunted house.
The kids have a blast, of course, but so do we. I love our street and our neighbours for so many reasons, but Halloween is one of the big ones!
(Thanks to Lorin for the pictures.)
Did you do anything special for Halloween?