Trick or Treat during the daytime really isn't as much fun. There's very little spookiness going on. Sure, I admit it's easier and safer for all the little toddlers going around, and we DO have a lot of those in the neighborhood. But at the same time there's older kids, tweens, teens (who're probably getting too old for trick-or-treating anyhow), etc.
|Halloween 2010 - Trick or Treat|
I still enjoy setting up the outside of the house. We can't have the fun with black lights, projected stuff, strobes, etc, but it's still an opportunity to entertain both kids and parents alike.
So about 45 minutes before the 2pm trick-or-treat start time, I started running stuff from last night's party out to the front porch. Here's the web album to see the set up once all the kids were done (and brrrr, it was a long, cold two hours out there!) We didn't bother putting a mask on one of us to scare kids this time. A few kids (and parents) expected it from previous years, and so were looking around nervously to see if someone was going to jump out that them. You could say we let them off the hook this year, and then we can have more fun with it next year! ;-)