I’m Just About Ready for Halloween
When I was a little kid we had a Halloween tradition of putting together bags of candy to hand out to the trick-or-treaters. My siblings and I, along with our parents, would sit around the kitchen table and pass around a sandwich bag and each one of us had a different candy to put in the bag.
We had the mini candy bars, Sarah Jane's, individually wrapped bubble gum, Bit O Honey, Dum Dum lollipops, tootsie rolls and more. As my siblings got older and moved out of the house, the rest of us carried on the tradition without them. (Keep scrolling to see the pictures and a video.)
Since Chris and I bought our house in 2002, we have carried on that tradition. We buy all different types of candy and put them in the Halloween candy bags. And that's what we did last night after we finished eating dinner.
We stuffed 60 bags with five different kinds of candy bars, lollipops, Twizzlers, Starburst, and Skittles. There is a total of 11 candies in each bag. We usually average at least 50 kids a year. And when the weather is nice and Halloween falls on a weekend, we've had as many as 70.
We always make sure we have extra candy so we don't run out. And whatever we have left over we either give to friends that have kids, save some for the parades that the radio station participates in, and we eat some of it as well. (Keep scrolling for more)
There is some rain in the forecast for tomorrow, I just hope it stops between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. If not, we will probably be setting up a tent in our front yard. We actually went out and bought a tent in 2014 because it was supposed to rain on Halloween.
We crammed as many of our scary an animatronic props under the tent as space would allow. We have even more now so we will have to pick and choose what to display if it's raining.
Here are some pictures from under the tent on that rainy Halloween.