Here are two pictures of this year’s Halloween set-up:
The Ghost Piñata made an appearance for the third straight year. I’m sure he would be a big hit with the younger trick-or-treaters if any of them ever bothered to look up.
This year I supplemented my traditional popcorn bowl of Kit-Kats with a bowl of Halloween-themed goodies. I put all my finger puppet monsters and parachute witches in there along with a pumpkin necklace, a wind-up Dracula, and a trick-or-treating Snoopy figurine I’ve had since about 1981. The goodie bowl was a big hit and led to my official Halloween Highlight.
Yes, a brother and sister fought over the big glow-in-the dark rat (as seen next to Dracula in the goodie bowl). The boy had the rat at first, but the girl yanked it out of his hand and ran away while he was distracted by the Kit-Kats. The girl was younger but much quicker. She made it out to their parents on the sidewalk and began making her case for rat ownership. The boy whined while the parents raved about how cool the rat was.
They went on and on about it as they made their way to the next house. The last I heard, rat sharing was being suggested.