Although we live in a sleepy country neighborhood, our children love working our area for treats rather than driving to town for more action. Sympathetic to the great effort the kids must go to for their loot, walking from acre parcel to acre parcel- down long and sometimes dark & creepy driveways, our neighbors treat the kids with full size candy bars, loot bags and one gentleman even brings out his change jar for the each child to reach into and grab the most they can with one good scoop.
My husband, a firefighter, has somehow managed to be on duty during more of the kids’s Halloweens than not, so I have had to leave behind a full bowl of unattended candy many times as I walk our own children house to house. I leave the porch light on and a nice stash of popular candy bars on a small table or stool just below a sign on the door that welcomes visitors to help themselves. So if you need to leave your candy unattended while escorting your children, and your home is in a safe enough area for the honor system, here’s a free PDF download to print out for your door!
A big thanks to all the folks that have contributed to the series. It was great fun to read all of your stories and to have you as guests on my little piece of internet real estate. Happy Halloween.