Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"The Party's Over"

It's over....my boos! have turned to boo-hoos.  Yep, "The Party's Over!"  It makes me sad every year to take down my outside ghosties and ghoulies.  In spite of the spooky nature of Halloween decorations, houses that are decorated feel and look light-hearted to me.  Its a happy time and I'm sorry to see it go.

After the flood of kids we had last year, we were not sure how much candy we should stock in order to meet the demand.  Ultimately, we went with the "More is better" concept and it ended up with huge bags of candy all over the kitchen.  But we had enough!  And most of the stuff that's left (I hope) will go with the Big Guy in to work where they will scarf it down in short order.

So how did it go??  It was great, We had nearly as many kids as last year.  Although we didn't get an accurate count exactly but as near as we can figure,  about 180 kids come to our door.  They came in a fairly steady stream from about 6:15 until about 9:15 p.m. and then it was done!  It was as if somebody turned off a switch and all the kids were pulled off the streets.  Odd!  No dwindling down. Just chaos then nothing!  

One of the candies we gave out was candy corn and some of the kids were really excited about getting that! You would have thought it was something really special!

There were adorable little kids in sweet costumes, medium sized kids in funny or scary costumes, at least six Cleopatra's, lots of "The Scream" faces, some with oozing blood (REALLY spooky), a few older kids in really imaginative and clever costumes.  They were all fun to see.

Every single one of those kids was polite, happy to get what we gave, and each one said thank you! (Except for the really little ones who had pretty much no idea what was going on!) There were parents in costumes. I saw nothing sleazy or in poor taste. They, too, were polite, complimentary, and supportive of their kids. Not one bad incident, not one!

So Halloween will continue here for another year in its Spooky, Funny, and Traditional way. It's all about the kids and that's a good thing. That is how it was here.  Halloween is alive and well in Austin!

Just to finish up my Halloween report, here are some photos I promised to post.  I don't know why three of them are turned sideways.  I tried several things to make them post correctly but Blogger wasn't cooperating (Ha!  There's a surprise!)   The first one is from a cell phone, and just not very clear.  I'm sorry, but I think you can at least get the idea of what they show.

Oh, by the way, if you get a craving for something sweet, come on over.  We've even got some candy corn left!!  I'd be happy to share!

Maddie the Spy!
(Turned out pretty cute, didn't she?)

What happens when you get caught in a web! Watch out!
(Wish this picture was right side up!!) 

The Mantle Barnyard

"I took my troubles down to Madame Rue,
Your know the gypsy with the gold capped tooth...."

This is the rooster my mom embroidered years ago. 

The Big Guy in Costume!
(Even his closest friends would never recognize him!  LOL!)

Well, there you have it....Halloween 2010.  It was a HOOOOOOT!     


  1. Hi, Living out here in the middle of deer country I do not get the trick or treaters. I do miss seeing the little one's. I am glad you had such a good turn out. All the costumes were pretty cool.I was wondering what Maddie The Greats spy costume was going to look like. Her mom did a good job. I like your mantle barn yard...I miss my fireplace mantle...like you, it was a focal point in holiday decorating. Oh well...perhaps I will have another one someday. Have a good day and hopefully your voting line is not to long. :)

  2. We had a ton of kids, too. Luckily, my grandkids do their thing on our street so they gave us the candy they collected but didn't like. Otherwise we would have run out!

    By the way, I love your decorations.

  3. It's amazing to me how many kids you get there! How fun. Ours were overall very polite too!

  4. Well, I know that kids are being brought in from other parts of Austin. It's not bothering me as much this year. I just kept watching the enjoyment on ALL the kids faces.


Thanks so much for leaving a comment. It's really nice knowing what you think!! Besides, comments keep me from feeling like I'm here all by myself!! :)

You might also like....

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...