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    Total scruge here about it, it's just a gimmikie merchandise cash cow for retailers, appealing to kids, therefore creating a new wave of "tradition" that has stemmed from nothing more than profits, and not the Jesus kind. All hail to the mighty dollar!! Bah, makes me mad. Using kids. I prob wouldn't be so bothered had I not seen a whole fridge case in woollies dedicated to Halloween food stuffs today.... Does it have to shoved at us??

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    I LOVE IT!
    It's my favourite time of the year but I'm Irish and have nothing but fond, happy memories of Halloween.
    I get that it's relatively new for Australians, welcome or not, and for that reason we won't be going door knocking.
    I'm hoping we get some door knockers though, it's be exciting for the boys to see some other children dressed up.

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    I love it! The kids get to dress up and we get to meet other kids and families in the area, yah!

    I spent a year in the US as a teenager and I think the best night of all was halloween. The houses were all decorated with jack-o-lanterns, some had scary music playing and best of all, the streets were filled with children in costumes out trick or treating. It was just delightful.

    I'm going to put some notes in letterboxes in the next day or two with some balloons asking neighbours to put the balloons out if they are accepting trick or treaters on Thursday.

    DD has a great witches dress and hat and DS has a great dracula costume. I wanted them to go as little red riding hood and the big bad wolf but DS poo pooed that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    I'm going to put some notes in letterboxes in the next day or two with some balloons asking neighbours to put the balloons out if they are accepting trick or treaters on Thursday.
    Great idea!!

    I'll have some of those balloons thanks DS is still too young but were going with friends for a little bit

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    Looooove Halloween but we are doing low key this year. We will carve some pumpkins and have some treats in case we get any trick or treaters though.

    Normally we go to a Halloween party in my old street, but the hosts are away this year!!!

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    Yeah, the whole "American thing" ****es me off. How many times do people have to say it? It isn't an "American thing" at all. Time for a history lesson.

    Also, what are people letting their kids watch? I haven't seen any shows on tv that are show Halloween in abundance, but then again - we don't watch American kid shows.

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    I can't hate on something that kids seem to have so much fun participating in! It seems to get increasingly popular each year over here.

    I've never massively participated, but we always make sure I have treats on hand if little people come knocking on the door.

    We might be going to a kiddies halloween party this year, should be a lot of fun

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    I frickin love Halloween!!!! I think it is all kinds of awesome and a great time just to have a lot of fun!
    I'm having a small halloween party (Zombie Apocalypse themed) with friends! I'm decorating the house (inside & out) & making it look like there's been a huge zombie virus breakout! The invitations matched! I can not wait to just have a night of just fun & laughter filled with food, drinks & treats with my friends! I've been having a very stressful time ttc recently, so this a great time to let my hair down, and party my brains out!

    I'm curious though...people who said its just a hyped up commercialised event, I'm assuming you don't get Mothers/fathers day cards or gifts right??
    One day a year to "appreciate" your parent? Biggest money making ploy ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Yeah, the whole "American thing" ****es me off. How many times do people have to say it? It isn't an "American thing" at all. Time for a history lesson.

    Also, what are people letting their kids watch? I haven't seen any shows on tv that are show Halloween in abundance, but then again - we don't watch American kid shows.
    I dont think many people believe that it is America n in origin, just that it has been popularised by portrayal of american culture in the media.

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    I have not read the above posts but doesn't Halloween go against everything we teach our children about stranger danger?
    I mean we teach them not to talk to strangers or accept anything from someone we don't know, yet we are encouraging our children to knock on the doors of strangers and accept gifts from them.
    So yes I am against Halloween.


 

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