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    Halloween Plans?

    Post  Paeter on October 27th 2016, 9:36 am

    Anyone have Halloween plans outside of handing out candy?

    We probably don't this year. Before we had kids we would invite a couple over and play the "Zombies!" boardgame, or watch a scary movie. These days we mainly walk the kids around the block, hand out candy and hope that JUST the right amount of kids come so we happen to open a fresh bag and be unable to return it to the store.


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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  UKSteve on October 27th 2016, 11:02 am

    I don't do Halloween, but it is kind of tempting to cruise the local streets in the EctoMini after dark...
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    Post  mindspike on October 27th 2016, 1:18 pm

    I've got a 5K run this weekend, the Chilly Hilly. The local comic book store is having a costume party and trunk or treat. Beyond that? Maybe a round of the Ghost Stories board game and some Goosebumps on TV.... Oh yeah, we party hard.


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    Post  Rickster on October 27th 2016, 3:48 pm

    I'm going to do an entire playthrough of the Haunted Mansion PS2 game on my stream
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    Post  mikel.withers on October 28th 2016, 9:00 am

    When I was a kid I'd do a scene of a scarecrow slaughtering pumpkin people with a scythe, always with the intention of putting on the scarecrow's clothes on Halloween itself and scaring people.
    But I lived in the country, (thus the ability to slaughter as many pumpkins as I wanted) and no one ever came by. Crying or Very sad
    When my kids were young, I'd take them out to the nice neighborhood and get a good haul...then take a "dad tax" from their bags.

    Now, I just ignore it for the most part. But some day ,some day I'll make a costume using stilts and crutches and put the fear of God into my neighborhood...before I'm shot by an over-enthusiastic cop.
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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  Paeter on October 28th 2016, 9:46 am

    UKSteve wrote:I don't do Halloween, but it is kind of tempting to cruise the local streets in the EctoMini after dark...

    Oh my gosh you HAVE TO give into that temptation. That would be SO COOL for your neighbors!! Or you could do "trunk or treat" with it from your driveway!

    Do Brits know what "trunk or treat is"? That's when you sit out by your parked car and have the candy bowl in the open trunk, from which you hand it out to kids who come by. I usually see it done at car shows around Halloween.



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    Post  Paeter on October 28th 2016, 9:50 am

    mikel.withers wrote:
    When my kids were young, I'd take them out to the nice neighborhood and get a good haul...then take a "dad tax" from their bags.

    Now, I just ignore it for the most part. But some day ,some day I'll make a costume using stilts and crutches and put the fear of God into my neighborhood...before I'm shot by an over-enthusiastic cop.

    LOL! Please get pictures before you die!

    As for the "dad tax", Holly and I both collect heavy taxes, only because the boys are so SLOW to eat their candy! (I guess that's good.) The seem to enjoy getting the candy far more than eating it, because that bucket doesn't empty out until near the summertime! And that's WITH our applied, ongoing taxation!


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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  jorowi on October 28th 2016, 10:47 am

    We usually buy ice pops and put them in a cooler on the front steps while we're out getting CANDY!


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    Post  Paeter on October 31st 2016, 10:32 am

    jorowi wrote:We usually buy ice pops and put them in a cooler on the front steps while we're out getting CANDY!

    So, the ice pops are for trick or treaters to take? And by ice pops are we talking frozen dessert on a stick? (just want to clarify. I've NEVER heard of anything like this!)


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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  mindspike on October 31st 2016, 1:26 pm

    Paeter wrote:So, the ice pops are for trick or treaters to take? And by ice pops are we talking frozen dessert on a stick? (just want to clarify. I've NEVER heard of anything like this!)

    That's because you live in the desert.



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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  jorowi on October 31st 2016, 2:03 pm

    mindspike wrote:
    Paeter wrote:So, the ice pops are for trick or treaters to take? And by ice pops are we talking frozen dessert on a stick? (just want to clarify. I've NEVER heard of anything like this!)

    That's because you live in the desert.

    Ding. Ding. Ding!

    Yep! We buy a bunch of 'em, freeze 'em and put them out. When we've handed them out the kids who come to the door freak out. Since we're in NY, they stay frozen for a long time!


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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  Paeter on November 1st 2016, 9:32 am

    mindspike wrote:

    That's because you live in the desert.


    LOL! Now THAT'S the laugh I was waiting for from the forums before I could properly start my work day. Thanks for that.



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    Re: Halloween Plans?

    Post  Paeter on November 1st 2016, 9:34 am

    jorowi wrote:
    Yep! We buy a bunch of 'em, freeze 'em and put them out. When we've handed them out the kids who come to the door freak out. Since we're in NY, they stay frozen for a long time!

    Sweet! Man what could WE put out next year that would fit the climate better? Maybe eggs they could fry on their sidewalks? (Actually October is too late for that particular Arizona oddity.)


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