This is our first year in this house and even asking a neighbour who's been in the area longer, we don't know how many children to expect - she just said, "Lots and lots and lots!". Hmmm. If we run out of treats and then run out of coins, I'll just stick a sign on the outside of the front door wishing everyone Happy Halloween and apologize for running out of treats - I really, really don't like raw eggs!
Bet eating all the left-over treats will be hard work, Brewster
Without fail - each and every year - I buy lots of treats and then discover my beloved has been munching and have to dash back out to the store to restock!
Think there should be a special punishment for nastie people who risk little ones lives at Halloween ... a friend from North Carolina said the children in her area can take their treat bags to the hospital and have them x-rayed free of charge. Good, but also so so sad.
In our area of the world, most feel that children should have an adult with them when going door to door - and if a kid is too old to have an adult accompany them, they're too old to Trick and Treat. Really love the fun for kids you described, Rowel - no wonder you had a great time watching all the happy children at play!
And a special thanks to DSTM for the 'heads up' re foil covered chocolate coins being recalled here in Canada! I honestly had no idea plus once out of the mesh bag, there is nothing on the individual foil wrappers to show who made them - but since we bought two big mesh bags of them from Costco, they're suspect - eep! - and nary a one of them will be handed out this afternoon/evening from our home! Thank you, thank you as, even if inadvertently, we'd caused harm to a child, would never have forgiven ourselves!