Anyway, I would like to know first of all when Halloween became so massive and complicated. It was simple when I was a kid. You put on a costume (often homemade) and walked around the neighborhood getting candy on Halloween night itself. A church or two might have an alternative celebration but those were also on that night. End of.
Now? It's big to-do. Downtown had its celebration the weekend before Halloween. Some churches did as well. I noticed one the day before Halloween. Parties and celebrations all over the place--but forget about finding a neighborhood with people at home to give out candy. At least the neighborhoods near us weren't. :-p
We did find a "trunk or treat" party at the local Shriners' temple to attend on Halloween. The girls got candy, played games, and generally had a blast. All's well that ends well.
And I do admit that I found it incredibly cool that Reformation Day was out-trending Halloween on Twitter for a good couple of hours--even with the big production Halloween has apparently become.
Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
|This picture cracks me up. Sarah really enjoyed that caramel apple!|
However, the pumpkin did win the "Carver's Choice" award, and Sarah was thrilled. The prize was a $10 Chick-Fil-A gift card. They will use that soon. :)