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Old 10-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #21
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trick and treating was innocent good fun in small town upstate new york when i was a kid. we knew most of the people whose houses we went to for treats, knew where the best candies were to be had, who was good for homemade sweets, who handed out money, and the ones who would give each treater a piece of fruit.:( it was a festive time, we were invited into the living room where the hostess would ooh and ahh over our mostly homemade costumes, elaborately guessing who we were dressed up as, and who we really were. at most of the houses, a separate table was set up with halloween goodies, cider drinks, and fun party type toys. back then, halloween tricks were pretty tame and limited to waxing and soaping of windows, some egging and toilet papering, and a few smashed pumpkins in the streets. it was many years later before stories began surfacing about poisoned candy, razor blades in apples, and abductions. loose candy, popcorn and peanuts, homemade cookies and bakings, and apples and oranges summarily disappeared from the halloween trick or treat scene across the land. surprising enough, the spirit of halloween continues to live on despite obstacles and complications--determined trick and treaters will be knocking on many of our doors come halloween eve, bags extended, eyes smiling, demanding in high pitched voices, "trick or TREE-EET!!".....
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:14 PM   #22
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I just picked up a few bags of the mini candy bars. I usually have more candy than kids, but I have an elderly friend with a sweet tooth and her care-giver has a few kids, so whatever is leftover goes there.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:20 PM   #23
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Our house, although it is within a couple blocks of Main Street, only has a half-dozen houses. Ironically, we have more young children than most blocks in town.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #24
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Reese PB cups, Kit Kat Bars, Almond Joy, Mounds, Hershey Bars, Butterfinger, BabyRuth, Nestle Crunch, 100 Grand, Raisinettes, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, M & M Plain, M & M Peanut. My hub goes crazy buying candy!! The kids get like 4 or 5 pieces each.


We also have silly bands and glow bracelets.

I will be making orange and white chocolate lollipops and candies this weekend for only the neighborhood kids we know.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #25
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Reese PB cups, Kit Kat Bars, Almond Joy, Mounds, Hershey Bars, Butterfinger, BabyRuth, Nestle Crunch, 100 Grand, Raisinettes, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, M & M Plain, M & M Peanut. My hub goes crazy buying candy!! The kids get like 4 or 5 pieces each.

We also have silly bands and glow bracelets.

I will be making orange and white chocolate lollipops and candies this weekend for only the neighborhood kids we know.
I'm trick or treating at your house, MM!
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I'm trick or treating at your house, MM!
LOL That reminds me of that commercial "... must be a growth spirt" "Okay then"
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:22 PM   #27
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Reese PB cups, Kit Kat Bars, Almond Joy, Mounds, Hershey Bars, Butterfinger, BabyRuth, Nestle Crunch, 100 Grand, Raisinettes, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, M & M Plain, M & M Peanut. My hub goes crazy buying candy!! The kids get like 4 or 5 pieces each.


We also have silly bands and glow bracelets.

I will be making orange and white chocolate lollipops and candies this weekend for only the neighborhood kids we know.
it's easy to tell that halloween is a very special holiday for you and your hubby. your elaborate preparations will be richly rewarded. you will be ranked highly by scores of kiddies for having some of the best and memorable goodies. like a favorite first or second grade teacher, you will be remembered fondly for a lifetime by your little trick or treaters....(their gonna love the bands and bracelets)
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #28
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i remembered i have an unused bug cupcake pan. gonna give it a try and frost in halloween colors. for the great grand babies.
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I was amazed last night. I wasn't even out of the shower, when I heard knocks on the door. At the time, all I had to give them were Lifesavers and assorted flavors of hot cocoa. I was surprised how the kids reacted to the hot chocolate. Mark came home with a big bag of mini Snickers, Twix and m&m's. We gave some of those candies out later.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #30
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I had mini bags of Doritos, Fuzzy Peaches, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Berries, and then a few assorted chocolate things. Jersey milks, and an M&M assortment.

Because we have so few kids I gave out handfuls, and a bag of Doritos to each kids.

Oh lordy there were some cute ones. A tiny farmer with a plush cow, puppy and tigger were my favorites. They couldn't have been more than about 3 or 4. Soooooo cute!

My oldest had to work, but my youngest went out with all her friends and brought home a boatload of candy. Good thing she is a skinny beast!
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