Do you decorate your house and/or yard for Halloween?
My husband and I used to decorate when we lived in town where we actually got Trick-or-Treaters. DH would make sure each year to have a well-stocked supply of fun-sized candy bars and all manner of formed-sugar treats. Make that overstocked… his grand scheme, which only took me the first Halloween together to figure out, was that whatever was left over he’d eat (I’m not much of a “sweets” person).
We attempted decorations and bowls of candy in our present location, those years we were home for the grand event, but didn’t get a single ghoul knocking at our door, begging for candy. We were crestfallen. While we don’t have children and don’t want our own, we always enjoyed the childish bliss and fun that came with costumed kids knocking on our door, shouting, “Trick or Treat!” We’d pretend they scared us. We’d praise their costumes, guessing at what they were dressed up as that year (always a few wrong guesses thrown in for good measure). No kids knocking meant it was pointless to decorate, which is a shame because it is one of my favorite holidays.
How about you? Have you decorated this year? Have you found yourself in a Halloween-decorating Horror House like Belle?