What made it so great?
Here are the top 10 reasons:
10) D was thrilled with his Grandpa and Nana-procured Spiderman costume and got to wear it to school.
9) JT came over after school to be D's trick-or-treat buddy, officially making this a long-standing tradition.
8) D was totally grooving on our glowing alien hands and went "woooo, woooo'ing" all over the yard in a very creepy fashion. (Well, as creepy as an adorable five year old could be.)
7) After the first large group of visitors left, he came tearing up the sidewalk into the house to proclaim, "I think we're a HIT!"
6) He also insisted on telling folks at each stop along the way that "this is the best candy I've ever had, this is awesome," and when queried about his lavish praise, explained, "It makes people feel really happy!"
5) The beautiful evening brought out the trick-or-treater in everyone and we had a RECORD 81 costumed visitors... almost double the usual number!
4) We orderer Thai take-out for dinner and I wore my full cheetah costume to the restaurant for the pickup, thereby briefly spooking the hell out of the wait staff. S & JT opted to stay over, adding to the festive feel of the night.
3) We managed to get good carving pumpkins, put up the giant spider and fake gravestone, and hang the creepy skeleton thingy from the front door knocker before the first trick-or-treater arrived. (Just.)
2) D treated Miss P to a lovely rendition of "Ghost of Tom," and she showered him with all manner of Hallowe'en treats.
And finally, the number one reason this Hallowe'en totally rocked:
1) At one point early in the evening I heard one kid on the way up our front stairs say to another kid, "Oh, yeah, these guys are AWESOME!"
Coolness and deep satisfaction achieved. And I didn't even TALK about the candy!