I had fun with the witchy green eyeshadow.
I didn't have to wait too long. Based on how much candy was in the bag (90 pieces) I can see that about 90 kids showed up. (Give or take the candy I sampled) By the end, I was having to raid the Werther's Originals supply.
The kids were a riot this year! It's something new and crazy every year. Overall, the popular costumes were ninjas and sharks. I'm not sure with those shark costumes if the kids were sharks or if they were supposed to be inside a shark? Anyway, I was surprised to see so many of them.
By and away, my favorite costume was Bob Ross! This pack of boys came walking up to me and I could overhear this one saying "Oh, I have to fix my curls" as he was plumping this homemade wig made of what appeared to be cotton balls painted brown. And I'm thinking "Oh boy, what is this going to be? Napoleon Dynamite?" Well, he gets up to me and I see that he has a beard to match and a name tag that reads "Bob Ross". I got such a laugh and said "Oh! You're getting extra candy for that one!" and he deadpans in his best Bob Ross voice "I see many happy trees around here". That made my night.
Another funny kid was the one who was carrying a cauldron exactly like the one I was giving candy out of. He came up and said "Hey! We have the same one!" And I said "Yeah, Witch Power!" He says "I'm not a witch" Oh, OK. So I said "Sorry, I mean a Warlock" He said "Nope. I'm a Wizard!" I thought I finally had the right answer here. "Oh! You're Harry Potter" "Nope, I'm Ron" At this point I'd about had it and said something like "Meh, whatever" and the kid seemed really amused. I think the wand he was carrying was two pens duct taped together.
OK, one last story from Trick-or-Treat night. This kid slumps up to me with his friend in a costume that I couldn't quite figure out. It looked like some brown, furry mascot outfit from the neck down. The head was hanging limply in front of him. So I asked what he was and he flopped a bear head back on. The bear's hat sort drooped off his head. And he holds out his bag to get some treats, but the plastic bag handles are completely wound up and twisted. So I have to take it and unknot the thing for him to get the candy in there. And he says "Thanks, this has been happening all day. I can't do anything with these paws on."
This was his level of bear energy
And in a low energy, burnt out way, totally fed up with his paws and flopping head, he stomps off. Well, a few seconds later, I hear "Oh no!" I look up and see that the back of that bear suit has split all the way down to the tail! Luckily, the kid had some clothes on under there. I was trying not to laugh or act like I saw that. I wonder how much of his costume was left by the time he got home!
Other highlights were a kid in a half Hulk/half Batman outfit, a teenager in a Winnie the Pooh costume except for her face, which was painted as a skull, the very polite little ninja who said "I hope you have a fun time this evening" and the uncostumed adult woman who may or may not have been carrying a real baby. The jury is out on that last one.
I had a very fun time last night and it occurred to me that I have as much fun handing out the candy as I did as a kid when I went out in search of it.
Now I have a few treats for you guys! These two musical goodies are something I've been saving for Halloween night. Be sure and listen to this first one in the dark!
The House Beyond The Graveyard by Nox Arcana:
1 Hour of Dark Music:
Can you name the show by its Halloween decorations?
Which TV character should you be for Halloween?
This was super accurate for me:
We bet we can guess your favorite Halloween candy based on these questions.
And here's a little virtual pizza from tonight's dinner.
I hope you all had a fun Halloween! I'd like to hear some of your stories from Trick-or-Treat night. Tomorrow looks like it's going to be the day for our annual trip to Cedarburg! So expect some photos soon!