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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:10 pm

I just realised, is today halloween??? I should find out cos I usually go next door and shut my elderly neighbours gate and doors for her, she gets really stressed out when groups of teenagers come to her door after her house got flour bombed one year :roll: :twisted: ugh....lol Does anyone here do anything for halloween? I personally have the view that its an american thing, and I certainly will not encourage connor to go knocking on strangers doors for candy...(but thats just my opinion!!) lots of kids around here take it seriously and get all dressed up and everything...Im not really prepared..so I dont have anything..wonder if I can give them a museli bar or something? hahaha :lol: SO (went off track a little there lol) are you celebrating halloween? Do you give ppl anything when they come to the door?
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Postby matchbox » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:27 pm

we've never done anything but a friend of mine used to dress up and do it a while back. not sure if she still does it. we generally don't get anyone knocking on our door, we live in a pretty quiet area, not many really young kids, lots of oldies :lol: but yeah i don't think we've ever got anyone come :P i think it's an american thing too
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Postby Sassygirl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:31 pm

Some of the ladies here at work have donned the witches getup and they look fantastic (complete with false noses and chins heheeh). One lady gave out bags of goodies (lollies) - which I will divide up between my girls when I get home.

I went out and got some goodies to have just in case some kids come by (with Daylight Saving it is still light enough to walk around). I bet because I bought some this year - no one will turn up!!!!!!
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:48 pm

Nope, I have never done anything vaguely resembling haloween stuff and hope like hell I never have to. It's bad enough having "fries". Gimme the cricket, some thongs and some snags on the barbie, and if you have to, get CHIPS!. Grumble grumble...kids these days...grumble. *Gets off soap box*

This will probably be our first halloween at the new place, so if it looks like there might be kids (which I doubt), I'll turn all the lights off and go to bed and pretend like we're not home.

Or I'll give out carrot sticks and apples. That'll show the little buggers
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Postby milkyway » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:52 pm

I only did Halloween stuff when i lived in Korea - so many North Americans in my little community who would make a big deal out of it. It was a lot of fun to get dressed up and go to a party... and when I was teaching kids, we made a special day out of it with a halloween theme party and all the kids got dressed up. Sooo cute!

Actually, I had a Halloween party once about 14 years ago and it was awesome. We had dry ice in the lounge room in a couldron that made the room all misty and you couldn't see your feet. Good times!

But I've never been trick or treating... I used to think it was 'trickle treat' when I was a kid :oops:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:07 pm

i love halloween and would love to do a trip to the us for halloween one year! i love the whole idea of it and the tradition. one year when i was a teenager we dressed up and went around and trick or treated some people were really cool and others were calling us devil worshippers etc. the most candy we got was nothing! lOL we only got fruit! LOL i have lollipops here to give to any kids that do turn up but only if theyre in costume. some years ive had kids turn up in their school uniforms and ive told them no. i wouldnt let heidi do it though because there are weirdos out there! lol
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Postby Chelle » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:11 pm

I bought 2 packets of lollies for the kids that come to the door. Josh want's to do it next year but I wont be letting him do that.
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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:50 pm

I don't really do halloween... no kids in my neighbourhood really so never usually get anyone at the door!

I lived in Ireland for a year, and they get really annoyed when people call Halloween an "american" tradition - it originated in Ireland! And they get right into it too, with bonfires and trick or treating and the rest!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:51 pm

hahahahaha Tegan u crack me up! :lol:
Kate, I remember we went around as kids and had a ball...this one woman stood out the front of her house with a crucifix and shouted at us that we worshipped satan and gave out prayer cards instead of lollies :shock:
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:53 pm

I didnt know that it originated in ireland mandie! :shock: you learn something everyday ;) hehe I dont think Id let connor do it....at least until he was a lot older :D Seems wierd to me that we tell our kids not to take things from strangers, yet we encourage them to dress up and knock on random ppls doors for candy :shock: I guess it would be different somewhere like the US (or ireland!! hehe) where it was mainstream, so you know that ppl would be into it and it would be 'safer' if u know what I mean?
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Postby hushpuppy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:41 pm

i know of a lady on the mainland i grew up with and she is pagan and does up her whle house with halloween n stuff just like xmas . It looks great . I have never done it though and would send the kids out either
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Postby electrongirl » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:50 pm

We do it! I love it!!

Having an American hubby kind of inspired me I think.

We had about 30 trick or treaters last year and ran out of lollies so we stocked up this year and have decorated the windows of the house with Halloween stuff.

Hubby is sad we dont have the big orange pumpkins they have over there otherwise we'd be carving Jack-o-lanterns too!
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Postby Mandie » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:57 pm

Yeah Gracie, when I was in Ireland, I said that I didn't really do halloween here and I thought it was more of an American thing, and I got my head bitten off by about 10 irate irish men telling me about how it's a pagan thing and it was started in Ireland!

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:29 pm

lol i always thought that halloween was invented by the American Candy Company haha. im cyril! (serious)

i saw a few trick or treaters out and about when i drove to the station to pick mick up tonight. a lot of them had their mums or older siblings with them so thats good. some kids didnt even bother dressing up and were running around with empty shopping bags and cartons of eggs!
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Postby *KaTe* » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:56 pm

Ive seen a few kids around my area dressed up trick or treating! YAy for Halloween! Best day of the year I was born!! he he! :D
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