we ended up with about 100 to 125 kids.
just as i excitedly arrived home from work, ready to go the rounds with my son, dw pulls up in front of the house with the little guy fast asleep in his carseat.
so i had to wait, and worse, answer the door before the little moochers rang the doorbell after dw brought him in.
dw made up about 60 little baggies of candy. i told her only to put about 3 or 4 pieces in each, but she stuffed 'em.
the first kids arrived at 3:45pm. then a steady stream went on for an hour or so.
we were going thru the stuffed baggies so fast that i started to apportion them only to kids that "should" be trick-or-treating. anyone with facial hair or a driver's license, or anyone so young they're unable to feed themselves only got 1 piece from a seperate bowl. a few moms or dads showed up carrying a baby that is obviously incapable of eating candy. if they had several kids with the baby, i didn't mind. but just an infant? gimme a break. the candy was for the parents.
just as we were about to run out of candy, my little guy woke up, and wanted to go out asap!
it was so much fun. a few times when neighbors would give him candy, he remarked "teet or teet, ooOOOOooohhh, aaaAAAAhhhhh" like it was the best gift ever given him.
we only went out for a little while, then got back home to defend the homestead. fortunately, not many more kids showed up, so we ended up with just a few pieces left. it worked out perfectly.