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Old 10-31-2006, 01:32 PM   #11
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We've had only 1 kid in the last 3 years. We leave our light on each year, but none of our neighbors give out candy so what kid is going to come all the way down our street to visit just one house? We generously will reward the one that does however with a full size candybar (we buy 4 or 5 "real" candy bars each year and eat the leftovers ourselves).

We don't take our 3-year old trick or treating yet, there's so much to do all day long though. Our town does many Halloween events for the little kids. Even the hardware store gives out goodie bags today. We enjoy a hayride at the pumpkin patch in the afternoon, then our Library has a preschooler party at 4pm, then at 6pm our community center does a haunted walk. We get home around 7:30 and turn on our light until about 8:30, when our little guy goes to bed, he's Mickey Mouse this year by the way.

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Old 10-31-2006, 01:41 PM   #12
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We live in a townhouse condo complex so there are a lot of houses in a relatively small area. There seems to be an alternate years cycle where every other year we get a lot of kids (75-100) and on the alternate years, very few (less than 40).

We can count on carloads of kids driving in from the next town over and hitting our condos for candy. They usually get here later than the residents and if I run out for them I'm less concerned than running out for our neighborhood kids.

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Old 10-31-2006, 02:03 PM   #13
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We live right in town on a well-traveled street. There are plenty of houses on our street, some with youngish children. The city has a rule that the children should only trick-or-treat between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., so that's when we expect to see any little ghosties and goblins.

It was nearly 70 degrees yesterday and we'd hoped we could sit out on our big front porch tonight to hand out treats. Started out warmish this morning, but it's beginning to cool down and it's been spitting rain off an on. We may still sit out on the porch to greet the children.

We get an assortment of older children, too, but they really dress up. Maybe not extensively, but good enough to show that they'd put in some effort.

Usually we can expect somewhere between 30 and 100 children. With the weather, we may not get as many as usual. We'll see.
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:15 PM   #14
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Not many trick or treaters in Jersey City. Even when I lived downtown and my front door opened on the street, i never got more than 4 or 5 kids. Now that I live in a locked building with doorbells but no buzzers, there won't be anyone but the 3 kids who live in the building.

there are a lot of organized parties for the kids, so that discourages trick or treating. So many people have "done things" to the kids, I don't blame the parents and teachers for planning other activities. It's a shame, tho. It used to be so much fun!
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:46 PM   #15
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I go with Billy every year so there's nobody home to hand out candy. I know Don's parents don'y get too many (maybe 10) and they live around the corner.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:25 PM   #16
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We're gonna go out for Mizzphinz' birthday tonight. Sushi for Halloween!
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:45 PM   #17
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We live in a cul de sac of townhouses. We get kids from the neighborhood and not much else.

In a college town, the student housing is just too tempting. My kids try to find someone that'll take them to campus for the 'big score'
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:51 PM   #18
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Last Halloween I didn't get a single boy or girl come to my door. I live in a secured building with 27 units and with everything that is going on in our world today people are afraid to buzz people in the building.

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Old 10-31-2006, 08:00 PM   #19
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We had about 100 kids or so this year. I took our kids & walked the entire neighborhood & when all was said & done, they wound up with 4 plastic grocery bags full of candy. We live in a sub-division & get a lot of kids from our town along with all the kids who live in the neighborhood. I love it!
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:22 AM   #20
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Well tonight I got absolutely hardly any, maybe 5. It was realy, really sad. Maybe it was because it was freezing raining ! I sure hope so, I usually get like 60 kids..

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