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#251 logansmummie

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:00 AM

I took my kids and they had so much fun.We only knocked on doors that had halloween decorations out the front or who were sitting out the front...I think that would be a great idea for next year,for people to indicate by way of decoration if they are in to it or not...

We did have the odd person who told the kids to **** off and i think those people are beyond DISGUSTING.... rant.gif

#252 simplelife

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:53 AM

I still had kids knocking at 8.30pm.

i didn't answer the door and did hear one yound male kids say to his mates something about the awful person not openning the door  ph34r.gif .  They then tried to push the door open! ohmy.gif   Thank god I had the latch locked or I would have had a house full of kids  tongue.gif .

#253 cookie*jar

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:58 AM


Edited by newphayze@hotmail.com, 15 December 2008 - 05:23 PM.

#254 ~Flick~

Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:01 AM

Do I approve? Absolutely not! Not after having a group knock on our door last night at 10.15pm!!  mad.gif  And they were about 12 years old! No adults with them either.

#255 twistedmama

Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:11 AM

Well, we ended up with zilch door-knockers, and two teens, in normal clothes, riding around blowing some kind of horn as they rode past rolleyes.gif   I turned on the light to see what was going on, and I heard them say, let's go to that place and then I closed the door and turned off the light ph34r.gif  dev (6).gif

I had to take something across the road, so dressed DD in her RSPCA puppy ear headband and tail.  The neighbours were chuffed as they'd bought some little packets of lollies in case any kids came to the door biggrin.gif   DD looked so cute and was soooooooooooooooo excited about her lollies wub.gif   I ended up drinking a bottle of champers and going next door and chatting until late.  

It was a success for me, as we moved here not long ago, and I've not talked to my neighbours that much before.  It was a great excuse to get to know them better wink.gif

#256 ~kylie~

Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:34 AM

We had no trick or treaters! We live in a fairly older area though, so didn't really expect any. My girls had a ball though!

#257 Grumplestiltskin

Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

Not one knock this year! This surprised me, as we had lots of kids around last year.

Had to eat all the Freddos myself. sad.gif

#258 Melidia

Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:42 AM

Thank goodness we had none either.

I'm firmly in the 'miserable scrote' camp.

Don't believe it it, don't care where it came from, don't care what the purpose is.  I don't think it is appropriate to let little children wander around and knock on strangers' doors and beg for lollies, and I don't think it should be celebrated here at all.

#259 PurpleWitch

Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:43 AM

My children don't do it.(Well, my 13 year old did it last year for the first only time) But I don't care if others do.

I bought lollies. A packet of freddos and a packet of chupas.

They're just lollies.

Everyone who got something dressed up brilliantly. They looked to be having a ball.

#260 logansmummie

Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:11 PM

Phayze that is a fantastic idea with the letter box drop.I might steal that idea for next year wub.gif

#261 Duane Dibley

Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:36 PM

Scabbing for lollies?  No.

#262 JoeyJojoJr

Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:27 PM

Also, I hate that they're perpetuating the myth of witches looking old, crabby and nasty.

Part of the witches 'look' actually has it's origins in witch persecution - the torture and imprisonment in unsanitary conditions caused all manner of sickness and skin lesions.

We had a great time at our place! We had a party where the kids did apple-bobbing, doughnut on a string, hide-and-spook... the costumes, the chaos - my kids think Halloween is the best time of the year! SO much fun!

Trick or treaters are always welcome here  biggrin.gif  It's not begging, it's neighbourly, it's voluntary and awesome fun.
My children are also being taught the REAL pagan origins of celebrations  cool.gif

Sorry to those who suffered at the hands of jerks. They ruin it for everybody  sad.gif

#263 simplelife

Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:37 PM

We started taking our kids trick or treating last year. We dropped lovely letters and streamers into 50 letter boxes asking them to put the streamer out if they wanted to participate.

This is an excellent idea! cclap.gif

#264 Electro

Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:37 PM

Last year we got some 16/17 year old girls knocking on our door. Granted they were dressed up, but no one in our area does it, I don't know what they were expecting really.

We got this last night.  Im not into it at all but I made a big bowl of (microwave  dev (6).gif ) popcorn and kept it by the door as last year I had no idea about Halloween and as much as I felt like saying 'not really something alot of Aussies do', I felt bad telling little 5 year olds who knocked  that I didnt have anything.

The little ones who knocked this year were suprisingly receptive to popcorn..but I felt a bit weirded out with 15-17 y.o girls in scanty costumes digging their hands in the bowl of popcorn I held out.  

We live in a 'good' area, but I wouldnt like my daughter of that age and dressed up knocking on strangers doors...

#265 Guest_Cali~_*

Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:40 PM

Part of the witches 'look' actually has it's origins in witch persecution - the torture and imprisonment in unsanitary conditions caused all manner of sickness and skin lesions.

That's interesting, but then probably anyone over 30 300 years ago would have looked pretty rough, if they even lived that long.

#266 Grumplestiltskin

Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:53 PM

Part of the witches 'look' actually has it's origins in witch persecution

I think it's also mostly because just being an older woman meant they were often suspected of witchcraft - especially if they lived alone.

Old women = witch (centuries ago) so now, for us, witch = old woman.

#267 LucyDiamond

Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:14 PM

I think it's a load of horse sh*t.

#268 ebmember

Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:21 PM

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#269 DontKnowDontCare

Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

Actually, I just remembered, normally if someone knocks on our door, unless I can identify the caller as being a friend or family member, I don't open it anyway.  So any trick or treaters around here would have gotten the short shift.  They'd have been told we don't acknowledge it through a closed door.

No one came around anyway, I don't think there are many children in this area.

#270 Guest_~Cupcake~_*

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:11 PM

And this is why my boy is never going trick or treating (plus it goes against my beliefs  grin.gif )


#271 picobmum

Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:31 AM

The kids had a ball last night. I just put some videos up of them trick or treating on my blog. As you can see people here really love Halloween.  grin.gif


#272 2bundles

Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:41 AM

Well, we are in Canada, and just finished Trick or treating last night.  Kids are 3 & 6.  3yr old was a very cute witch and DS a horrible monster!!

It was a really lovely way of interacting with the neighbours.  We only went to houses with lit pumpkins out, so those who don't want to participate were not bothered.

Every person was sooo glad the kids came.  Loved seeing their costumes, and often said "thank you for coming".  

We met a few people in our area that we hadn't met before, so that was a good thing.  

All the candy was sealed commercial product, ie mini packets of m&ms etc.

Overall, a really fun time for the kids and the adults.  If our street in Aus got into the spirit, I would be more than happy to go along with it.  I would NOT knock on people's doors who did not have any decoration out.

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