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Offline Ostrich

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Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« on: October 31, 2011, 07:48:44 am »
How many have you all had this year? When do they stop??? It's just before 8pm, and I'm down to my last 20 pieces of candy. After that we turn off the lights and hide. :blush: And I bought 4 bags worth of candy, too!
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Offline Nadine n Mini Me

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 08:07:06 am »
We havent had any ....  :'(
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Offline demagini

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 08:29:57 am »
I just arrived from SA and staying with friends and what do you know! I had the "devil" asking for treats a few minutes ago! >:D :2funny: >:D :2funny:
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Offline SA3001

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 08:41:58 am »
Still got a whole bag left - only had about 20 kids  :o  Oh well, more for me then  :)  DD, alias Cinderella and her pumpkin, came back with dad and plenty of loot.  We're in a cul de sac, so maybe escaped the masses.  There was one little boy no more than 2 yrs old dressed as a crocodile - he was too cute - and his eyes were as big as saucers and he just held out his hand - think he was in a trance from seeing so many sweets at once.  His loot bag was full  :)  One guy up the road had it waxed - sat at his gate with a beer and hung a huge bag of sweets over his post box  :2funny:  Some bright spark in our neighbourhood put letters in our post boxes instructing us to hang balloons on our gates/doors so kids would know which houses to go to - really neat idea  O0

Offline Tui

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 08:44:06 am »
Yip, we to had a few little critters walking up to our gate - they then notice the 'Beware of the Dog' sign, see and hear our staffie going crazy on our deck  and turn and walk away. ;D Thanks Rocks! Must frighten the living daylights out of these poor dogs, seeing sheets walking past their gates.

When we lived in Ireland, we stayed with my dear MIL over this period, she made us put all the lights off, draw the blinds and not answer the door.......I remember that door bell ringing every 2 minutes till almost 11pm! Grrrrr. All good, only once a year but. It was even bigger in Northern Ireland than here in NZ.

 My SIL in the States used to take days to decorate the house, porch and garden for her kids when they were young........ :) apparently took her and her hubby days before to get it all in place. But Halloween being such a huge thing in the States, this I can understand.

And now the fireworks are starting up ........ :tickedoff: hell, I am getting old! :whistle:


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Offline BARFLYNZ

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 09:05:34 am »
This is our second Halloween in NZ . The first time we got all the candy ready in our "potjie pot"  :2funny: at our front door, ready for all the kids,  little did we know that the street we stay in has lots of holiday houses ( and everybody knows it ) so they don't even come. My kids went one street up from us & came back with bags filled with candy (even 2 slabs of 220 grams of chocolate  :o . Just love living in NZ



Offline Savayla

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Re: Halloween Trick or Treaters?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 10:14:52 am »
7 years ago, when our girls were too young to go trick and treating, we had very little money but bought a ghost to put on our door, and a lot of candy in a big bowl.  And we waited..........and we waited ................................  Yawn !!!  Nada !!!!!! 

This year, the girls got all dressed up as witches (I painted their faces ) and spent the day making their own bags (they are homeschooled so it was "educational ", and off they went with their uncle who volunteered (Thank you !!!  ) around our park.  They were gone for about an hour and a half and came back with lots of loot. 

We had our stash, waiting for the kids, but I think with the only house that has a fence and a gate, and 3 crazy dogs, no-one was too keen.  We did see a bakkie checking our place out, and knew he had been to the neighbours, but he decided that ours was a no-go zone !! 

Watch next year, we won't get anything and they will all come !!!   :2funny:   


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