It really depends on the hood.
My hood is the best place for Halloween. If you see the parents, especially more then one,escorting the kids around, the kids tend to be a lot more
respectful, and parents are watching them.
In my state, Halloween is taking a cue from xmas and kids go to the neighborhoods with the best setups. People even drive in. So many on my block last
night that we thought it was a block party. So people now drive to better trick or treating neighborhoods.
But I have several neighbors that go all out in decorating, and many that decorate, period.
One neighbor creates a cool, free haunted house every year. This year he did a swamp hillbilly theme with snakes and alligators jumping out at you.
If you want a good neighborhood for tricker treating you got to make it a good neighborhood for trick or treating.
You make the parents want to trick or treat too.
One neighbor on everyblock makes a firepit for other parents to warm up and you stop and have a chat.
Some of these will have beers for the parents.
One last year gave out single serving wine. XD
In my hometown in Pittsburgh, it practically turns into a block party and so many neighbors do this, you have to be careful to not get too torqued by
the end of the night. lol
One neighbor put this eerie, white skeletal witch that slowly swayed on the porch. This thing was so freaky and realistic looking that even the big
kids didn't want to walk by it. LOL
THAT is what makes a great trick or treating neighborhood.
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