|Dino food ala papa murphy's|
|My view from the porch|
So total count was about 160 trick-or-treaters. It never quite feels like that in the moment--my actors had estimated more like 50. But we were down to our last 30/40 kits. And the trick or treaters usually come in waves of small groups that have like 8-10 kids all at once. It's much more rare to get the lone trick or treater.
A few reactions from the kids that I overheard--though I think my actors heard a lot more.
- (kid on the porch, gawking) "I want to stay in here daddy!"
- (after I had explained that they were getting a dino digging kit) "So it's not candy? Thanks...anyway" (he was the only real twit about the non-candy)
- "Best. House. EVER!!!!"
- (screamed) "Mommy! Daddy! LOOOOOK!"
- (overheard, not sure if at another house) "Give me 1000 pieces of candy. I'll haunt you if you don't!"
- (another skit where the dino laid down on the ground pretending to be asleep, then jumped up) "Called it! Somebody is IN the suit! Called it!"
- (then slightly later from the same group) "Can you get up for photos?"
- (after gasps) "It's a DINOSAUR!"
- "TOLD you it was worth it!" (they came from a distant neighborhood)
- Had a couple of Harry Potter boys pull out their wands from 2 years ago when I handed them out--still had them, and were in full HP gear. I may have teared up a bit.
- Mother laughing as she's chased down. Apparently a lot of adults like to be chased and/or laughed as their children were chased.
- "Amazing guys!"
- I had a few adults that actually took the time to mention how much they appreciate the work and effort that went into creating a cool Halloween each year and how they look forward to it as everything starts to go up. Which was *sniff* very sweet to hear.
By the end of the night we were all a little frozen as we had been outside (or lingering in the doorway) pretty much the whole night, which was a bit of a new one. But definitely worth it I think. I unfortunately didn't get tooo many videos/pictures when it was still light enough to see everyone. But I'm hoping maybe a few people will add the #kenwoodhalloween hashtag to their photos so maybe we can see some of the ones they caught. Here's hoping anyway.
All in all, a super lovely Halloween and filled with lots of screams and squeals and good times. Happy Halloween to all!