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    No, DS is only 5 so we've managed to avoid it so far. Not keen at all. Thankfully we live on a complex so don't get them round here anyway. When we lived in a street we used to switch the front lights out so it looked like we were out. Never did it a a kid either.

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    My neighbourhood really gets in to it, it's great! We have a lot of kids in our suburb (seems like every house!) and the streets get pretty packed. Our local shopping complex even do a Halloween night where the shops participate in trick or treat and there is a BBQ/ghost room/face painting/stalls set up.

    This yr though ds's friend is hosting a Halloween party so we are doing that instead. Given that I will be 39 weeks pregnant I won't likely be up for trick or treating.

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    our local shops do a halloween thing where the shops have lollies, the kids dress up etc ... so no need to go house to house

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    Our current and previous neighbourhoods get right into it. We, however, do not participate. The kids, especially dd1, have begged me but I will stand firm. Dh sometimes buys a pack of lollies or something for kids who might knock but thats it.

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    we don't do it, what we do is go get kid scary movies, a few props, snacks and have our own little party dd1 and dd2 love it dd3 and ds are too little to get it but I'm sure they will grow to love it

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    We did it in my mums street last year with my niece and nephew and it was so awkward, only 2 houses out of about 9 were prepared, one guy didn't even know what Halloween was! Safe to say, we'll be avoiding it this year!

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    I haven't so far though Miss8 really wants to. I don't know...

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    We live rural so not really practical to do it.
    When we loved in an estate there were some kids trick or treating one year nothing pre arranged and i had nothing to give them

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    Where we live the newspaper releases a map of all the house who will be participating in Halloween. There is a street that gets right into it. It's fantastic. I would never ever just randomly go door knocking with the kids though.

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    No we don't. It's partly that I don't want to encourage the idea of accepting things from strangers, partly that to be perfectly honest it's just another expense in an already jam packed year of commercialism.

    In our neck of the woods one area does it a fair bit but where we are no one really does. Those kids come out to our area and TBH I've grown to really dislike it as we have kids banging on the door for lollies all night. I don't have anything so have to apologise 50 times like I'm some Halloween Grinch. The supposed rule is that you leave the light on or a balloon out if you are participating. Yet every year, despite the whole street not being involved they come knocking.


 

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