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So how many trick or treaters did you have?

nerudite

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My neighbour was way off the mark with 300. But it was a warm Halloween last year, and this year it was pretty cold. We had 146 by my last count, which means I have a lot of candy left over. Tootsie pop anyone?
 

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It was very cold this year and had only about 25% of what we usually do. Plenty of candy left
 

donk

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I had about 65 and ran out of candy.

I probably would have had more, except I was late getting home and missed the first (5:00 PM) wave.
 

nerudite

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A bunch of the trick or treaters had little orange UNICEF boxes that they collected money for. I've never seen that before... I thought it was a pretty good idea.
 

jmf

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Despite the new sidewalk and not bad weather, we had the lowest turn out yet, 14. I had WAY too much stuff.

No Unicef boxes here...they used to be pretty standard.
 

Tranplanner

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Less than 50 I think - I was over at my brother's place. Cold and rainy in Toronto last night...
 

SW MI Planner

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We went through 8 bags of candy this year. Didn't count how many kids. The first year we went through 10 bags; last year 5. Kids are ruthless here - there was heavy rain and even some sleet.

Their so darn cute though :) Plus, I make everyone say thank you - I figure that if they are begging for candy they can at least have some manners.
 

Chet

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None that I know of.

I left the house and went to a bar to shoot pool till it was over. I live in a pretty high security building, so the only kids I would have expected would have been from the crack whore that lives upstairs (she and her Man live in a 2 bedroom and have 4 kids!)
 

El Feo

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Just about 60 for us, which is okay I guess for a semi-rural community. This was our first year in the neighborhood, so we didn't have any benchmark for buying candy - we've got a fair amount left over (it's in the "community bowl" here at work this morning).
 

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4, and we didn't anticipate them, because we thought we'd already be out of the house with Kylie! :)
 

Jeff

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I can count all the trick or treaters on my fingers and toes, and to make it all worse I knew them all. It was out first Halloween in the house so we had no idea our neighborhood was so bad, so needless to say we have alot of candy left.

My neighborhood is all twins and SFDs. The kids just go a couple blocks over and its all row homes, like 80-100 on a block. Much more bang for your trick or treating buck.
 

kms

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We were all out last night, so I left a basket of candy on the porch, in case. It was still there when I returned at 7:30. The neighbor said there were 3 or so; 3 more came between 7:30 and 8.

I put the extra candy in a bag and tossed it to the back of the top shelf in the pantry.
 

sal95

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We had about 30 or so, and these kids didn't have those dinky little pumpkin candy-holders. . . they had pillow cases!
 
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We had about 15, and half of those didn't have costumes (and didn't look like they could afford costumes), but they still said trick or treat and thank you, and since we had a ton of candy, gave it to them anyway.
 
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About a hundred or so--even though the weather was cold and drizzly. What ever happened to indian summers?

Any thoughts on how to deal with the "kids" (sixteen and up), who don't bother dressing up as anything? One neighbor of mine saved the "top-shelf" candy for the kids that make an effort, and gave out Laffy Taffy to the losers who just grabbed a grocery bag and threw on a jacket.
 

mike gurnee

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Six yesterday. Usually around 20, but the snow kept them away this time. Sometimes up to 40, so we never know. Always buy treats we like.
 

Bullwinkle

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Andy Dobson said:
Any thoughts on how to deal with the "kids" (sixteen and up), who don't bother dressing up as anything? One neighbor of mine saved the "top-shelf" candy for the kids that make an effort, and gave out Laffy Taffy to the losers who just grabbed a grocery bag and threw on a jacket.
There was a Curb Your Enthusiam episode on HBO last night with that very situation. Larry got into a shouting match (big surprise) with the teenage girls who tried to trick-or-treat with no costumes. He refused to give them any candy. In return, they TP'd his house and painted 'Bald Asshole' on his front door. It was pretty funny.

From one Ball State grad to another. Go Cards!
 

jestes

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What a wild Halloween night in my neighborhood last night. Since when did parents start trucking their kids to other counties for Halloween. One street in my neighborhood had bumper to bumper traffic for about 2.5 hours. I noticed tags from about 4 surrounding counties. If I had to guess, we probably had in excess of 500 kids in the neighborhood. Its not like I live in some grand pricey neighborhood. Just a regular, middle-class subdivision. It was really bizarre.
 

Habanero

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Funniest thing I heard- to freak the parents of trick-or-treaters out, my pal enlisted his child.. He would send the kid out, and then when trick or treater came up he would be at the front fo the pack. The guy would lean out, smack tape over the kids mouth, throw him in the house, and then turn out all the lights. It really freaked a few parents out, but then he would open the door and explain that it was his kid.
 
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