I lied We ended up at a friends house and didnt get home till almost 8. Then when I went to put the jack-o-lantern out I realized my front porch light is burned out. So we brought our pumpkin into the living room and kept all our candy We get very few kids anyways so I dont feel too bad. We typically go out really early since our kids are so little, and we do the mall in the afternoon, then I sort the stuff we dont like out of the candy bags and give that away to the trick or treaters we get. If I bought candy just for that we would end up with so much extra and then I would eat it!
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
We were back home at 7:20 and the lights were out before 8. I looked down the street and didn't see any kids, so that was it! In the hour and a half they came DH said he had over 100 kids.
We start out later here because it doesn't get dark until about 7. We usually have most from 7-8 and then a few stragglers until about 9.
Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
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We only got about 20 kids. DH bought a huge bag of candy, and I was passing out handfuls but we still had a ton left so DH took it to school. DH and T and M (our exchange daughter) stayed home to pass out candy until I got done putting R to bed around 6:45. Then they left to go Trick or Treating, and I stayed in to hand out candy. We didn't have a lot of kids come to our house, but T only went around the block (it was COLD last night) and he filled his big bucket about 3/4's of the way, so DH brought him back. He was in bed by 8, and then we turned off our light by about 9, but I would say that our last trick or treaters came by about 8. Oh well, maybe next year the turn out will be better if it isn't so freezing cold.
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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The light was on at 6pm but we didn't start walking until around 6:30, a few minutes before it got completely dark. I think it was around 8:30, a 3 year old straggler came around and I dumped the rest of the candy in his bag and turned off the light. We just leave a bowl out on the front step as we walk around and I can't hand out at the same time. This neighborhood is perfect because it's only about 70 houses and just enough (and not everyone gives out candy).