I even miss being a kid and teen myself at this time of year. It was so much fun!
When I think of Halloween, I think of -----
Trick-or-Treating - When our family lived in Atlanta, Hubby and I would take turns taking the girls Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood while the other one stayed home and gave out the candy. I always wanted to be the one that went with our girls because I didn't want to miss out on their fun! We lived in a fairly large neighborhood that was FULL of kids! The houses were close together and we knew a lot the people in the neighborhood -- unlike where we live now! Kids were EVERYWHERE on Halloween night, all dressed up in their cute little costumes.
When we moved south, out of Atlanta, our girls were 6 & 10. They were both still VERY MUCH into Trick-or-Treating! Unfortunately, our new neighborhood was not very conducive to this favorite Halloween activity. The houses in our neighborhood are spread apart by 2-3 acre home lots, making Trick-or-Treating not so easy! We had to rely on friends that lived in more populated neighborhoods, which worked out fine.
My girls continued to Trick-or-Treat on thru their High School years. "Weren't they a bit too old?"... You say? No. They got around it by participating in our church youth group's "Trick-or-Treating For Can Goods" fundraiser. They would take donations of can goods and give them to our local homeless shelter, and if they happened to get some candy along the way... all the more fun! They still got to dress up, which they loved! They both came up with some wonderful costumes throughout the years, all on their own! Here a few examples ---
|Dtr. #2 as Peter Pan (right) and friends - Wendy & Peter Pan's Shadow|
|Dtr. #2 as Judy Jetson & friend as Rosie|
|Friend as Wilma Flintstone & Dtr. #2 as Betty Rubble|
|Dtr. #1 as Snow White -- (She worked for Party City at the time and had to where one of their costumes!)|
|Dtr. #2 as "Something Scary" and Dtr. #1 as Tigger|
I'll write more later and add to my list of "Halloween Favorites".