We had a great time on Halloween. The house was Super Spooky. I agree with one friend who said Halloween is turning into just another holiday for people to drink. We had several parents bring their kids to the house with alcohol in his/her hands. What for? My parents never brough along a beer while we went trick or treating. Odd.
But the kids loved our house. We were the talk of the neighborhood. We do this for the children. We want to be the house they talk about all their lives. "remember that really spooky house on our street?" I still remember the really spooky ones we went to when I was a kid. And we still give out full sized candy bars.