We walked around, said, Trick-or-Treat, got candy, said Thank you, and that was it.
In northern Illinois, some Halloweens there was snow on the ground, other years it would be cold and rainy, and if we were lucky, on rare occasion would be warm enough to walk around with out a coat covering up part of our costume.
Moving to the St. Louis area provided a completely different Halloween experience. They love Halloween around here. I mean really love it.
On the Missouri side, St. Louis area kids have to tell a joke for their candy. Here's the best one I've heard:
Why did Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?It still makes me chuckle every time I read it!
Over on the Illinois side, in our area, kids say plain ole, Trick-or-treat, but on the 30th of October. On the 31st, the entire town gathers for a Halloween parade. It's a big deal. Lots of kids stay up way past their bedtimes. Not Brynne and Hadley just yet. They will be nestled in their beds promptly at 7:00.
Does your town have a unique Halloween tradition? I'd love to hear about it!
I'll leave you with our girls' costumes. I think they're pretty much the cutest little garden gnomes ever.
Lots of great Halloween costumes over here. Join us!