For the first time in forever, Halloween fell on a weekend. I figured all the hot messes would make an appearance. Thankfully I was wrong but I did manage to catch this on Friday when I was out at a friend’s birthday dinner. Mind you dinner was at a pretty classy location where there was nooo Halloween-ing going on.
yeah, that’s definitely a fat dude dressed as the tooth fairy in a tutu
We live in a community with a lot of families, so I was fully expecting to have a grip of trick or treaters, but we got completely mobbed. I bought five big bags of candy–I mean like $25 worth–thinking I’d have plenty left over to bring to work on Monday. Ha.
Trick or treating in our area is limited to between 6pm and 8:30pm. We hadn’t gotten any by 6:30 so I thought we’d be just getting a trickle of people. Then the doorbell rang. By 7:00 I think we opened our door about 40 times. At 7:30 I had to make an emergency trip to the grocery store to get candy reinforcements. By 8 we were ready to just leave the door open and let the kids grab their own candy.
I had every intention of going to my girl’s party after we were done with the kiddies, but after all that I was straight wiped out. I ended up chilling with some neighbors and falling into bed.
I remember growing up having the best costumes (only because my mom was a good seamstress and was able to hook me up on the cheap) and going through mine and my friends’ hoods on trick-or-treat pilgrimmages. We’d each end up with huuuuuge shopping bags full of candy that would still be largely untouched by Christmas. I’m pretty sure there is still some candy left at my parents’ house from Halloween 1986 or some ish like that. I don’t think I’ve EVER eaten all of what I got; I usually ended up trading with my friends for *ahem* homework assistance or stickers or something.
How was Halloween around your way? Any parties, etc?