My husband is literally obsessed with Halloween. He has been planning last night for months, and dreaming about it for years. At our old house he would go all out with the decorations and costumes, and we would get maybe two trick or treaters which were most likely drive-bys. We have since moved to a neighbourhood that gets a lot of trick or treaters (our neighbour told us to be prepared for 300 kids!) This is pretty much his dream come true.
We had a few family members over for a fun dinner as we all took turns handing out the candy and scaring the kids. Even with Toronto’s rain/ sleet/ snow on Halloween night, we got a lot of trick or treaters. The thing that struck me the most was that kids don’t even seem to say “trick or treat!” when you answer the door any more. I remember having to work for my candy answering questions like “who are you supposed to be?!” Most would just silently hold out their bags and run away as soon as the candy was deposited. Even more disturbing was the parents holding out their bags. I am sure the tradition of trick or treating is confusing for some, and obviously not understood by all.
I didn’t go crazy with Olive’s costume, and instead chose to use things that she already owned. For some reason I really enjoy dressing her up as a bunny on a regular basis. I love imaginitive brands such as Oeuf NYC and Wovenplay for Adventure for creating everyday kids wear that is fun and adventurous. What could be better than kids clothes that inject imaginative play into every day clothing? It’s like celebrating Halloween every day!