But the test would be when the munchkins arrived at our door.
The first costume-clad child arrived at 5:45 p.m. - 15 minutes before the scheduled start. I decided to be the bad witch and turn him away. After all, Miles wasn't even in his Pout-Pout Fish costume yet.
Once we were donning scales and had a few pictures snapped, we were ready for the festivities. The first trick-or-treaters got dibs on the Teddy Grahams. I had lots of ohs and ahs as the little ones saw the packages drop in their bags. There was even some excited, "Look. Look! These are the bomb."
Yes. Apparently, I am the bomb. News to me.
We handed out a few Dum-Dums and pretzels before heading out to trick-or-treat ourselves. I wanted to hit up just a few houses so Miles could get the experience.
OK. I'll be honest. I really wanted to check out the house down the street that had been taken over by zombies.
We scored some Nerds(!!!), a Hershey bar, pretzels and a Tootsie Roll. For me, obviously.
And then it was back to passing out treats. Our neighborhood gets what seems like an insane amount of trick-or-treaters. We actually ran out of goodies within an hour. Shortly after our little trek, we were down to just pretzels.
The kids didn't seem to mind. Many had bags with plenty of treats and were into the idea of trick-or-treating. However, one little kid (the same one who rang the bell at 5:45 p.m.) looked at the bag and then looked at Mark.
"Do you have anything else?" he said. "I don't like pretzels."
Umm, no. No, we don't have anything else. Maybe I was just done by this point but I thought the kid was a little rude. If he had a gluten sensitivity, I would have ran in and got the Hershey bar out of Miles' bag but ... yeah ... I'm not going to ... well, no.Just no.
It made me wonder if the other kids hated the pretzels just as much and were merely more courteous. Are pretzels really that much of a Halloween no-no?
I'm not sure but it is something to keep in mind for next year. I could do just Teddy Grahams and fruit snacks since those were well-received. Or, I could do what our daycare provider does: raisins and fruit cups.
Big hits, for sure.
P.S. Thank you for reading this post. While I did want to recap what was popular, I also wanted to post pictures of Miles and the costume I made. Because I'm self-involved like that.