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Disney Ontario
10-31-2008, 06:49 PM
Where did they go?:confused3 Did anyone else think that there was not as many children out this year? It is now 8:00, My bowl is empty and I am here talking to yous.

encinc
10-31-2008, 06:52 PM
We had less than half the number of kids here than last year. There seemed to be lots of kids out on the street, but we live in a townhouse complex, and no one seemed to be making their way into our complex.

We have far too much candy. The kids did well, and we have TONS of leftover candy that we didn't give out. I think we're going to donate some to a local charity.

DearDaisyinDurham
10-31-2008, 07:01 PM
we had about 50-60 so far and hope to have more .. this is a big thing for DH, he LOVES Halloween - goes the whole 9 yards, mask, sound effects, you name it
Happy Halloween!!

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two*little*birds
10-31-2008, 07:03 PM
We bought 6 boxes of chips (with 32 bags each) and we have over 4 boxes left! :eek:

Very weird, normally we get much more "traffic" and this year I thought we'd have even more since it's a Friday evening. But it's now 8:30 and the street is dead! Where is everyone this year? :confused3

Ham Ham
10-31-2008, 07:19 PM
180+

BitsnBearsMom
10-31-2008, 07:37 PM
We're at the end of a street that's building new houses so we didn't have too many kids here.
My almost 9yo went out and got a whole bag of candy - his 14yo brother thanked him as the younger one can't eat most of it due to allergies so his brother gets the candy and he got a new bat webkinz!

And the best part of halloween...... tomorrow is NOV 1 so I can start taking out the Christmas stuff!! :santa: :santa: :santa:

ToddyLu
10-31-2008, 07:44 PM
:) We have gone dark the last few years, in fact DH commented on how dark our street was tonight. Our trick or treaters stopped coming about 5 years ago and we live in a neighborhood with an elementary school. Most families take their children to Church functions--that is where my parents and my brother and sister in law took their 5 children tonight. My Christmas trees went up this week, since I put up my mother-in laws trees and my SIL trees.:santa:

Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina
10-31-2008, 07:57 PM
All of 22 kids here tonight.

And we live smack dab in the middle of a city of almost 50,000, within walking distance of three public schools and a high school. We're on a quiet street in residential area with lots of kids.....but yet every year we have so few.

That said, my 12 year old didn't even want to go out tonight. He stayed home to watch the Raptors play instead :confused3 .

We decided to give out cans of pop this year.....so at least the stuff will save, and I'm not stuck with all sorts of chocolate that will call my name from the cupboard until its gone! :rotfl:

Sheribo
10-31-2008, 08:35 PM
We've just blown out the pumpkin lights and closed the door. I'm shocked that we only had about 30 Trick or Treaters tonight. Ten years ago I ran out of goodies at 200. It was a long slow night. DS19 was at a party, DS 16 was at work and DD14 went to a few houses and then stopped at a friends to hand out candy. Kinda sad the days of little princesses and lions are over. :sad2:

Oh well, I'll get over it - WE LEAVE IN 14 DAYS!! :rotfl2:

minnie56
10-31-2008, 09:09 PM
We had maybe 25-30..not many at all:confused3

TashaRVT
10-31-2008, 09:16 PM
We only got 14 tonight! That's IT!

Last year we were in WDW, but the year before that we only got 6!!

Now, we do live in a fairly mature neighbourhood (alot of our neighbours' kids are grown and gone), on a small side street, plus we live on the non-sidewalk side.

Babyjustrun
10-31-2008, 09:50 PM
About 17 here my parents guessed.

My friend only had 7.

It's kind of crazy. Guess kids are against going cross the street, even though there was like no cars out at all tonight.

dhluvsDisney
10-31-2008, 10:07 PM
We had only around 50ish. We thought we would have a lot more considering the weather was great (warm and NO SNOW!) and the kids didnt have to wear parkas! I bought extra candy because it was nice and it was a Friday night. I don't get it. It doesn't make much sense to me, especially as we live in a newer development with loads of young kids!

Mrs. M. Mouse
10-31-2008, 11:08 PM
We had alot more kids this year than last, but it was +18 tonight here in calgary and we usually have snow so this was a huge change for us! we didn't have to bundle the kids in their snowsuits to make it out for 5 minutes before their poor toes were frozen so we all took advantage! we almost ran out of candy this year!

wisegal
10-31-2008, 11:09 PM
We went to a local mall & that was crazy. At home we had 42 kids, down from about 60 last year.

LuvBaloo
10-31-2008, 11:53 PM
We had only about 60 this year and most years we get well over a hundred. Weather was mild, but I think many people were doing house parties this year because of it being a Friday night and nobody having to get up early in the morning. We bought chips this year, which should keep well, and will get eaten up slowly by us.

Echie
11-01-2008, 02:09 AM
Definitely less trick or treaters around this year :( But maybe the weather had something to do with it too - raining all day and night long!

BitsnBearsMom
11-01-2008, 06:06 AM
Couldn't have been weather issues in S. Ontario b/c it was beautiful, clear and +14 here.

mom22belles
11-01-2008, 06:25 AM
180+

Yep I had about the same number. In fact I ran out and had to "recycle" some from my 3 yr olds bag. :laughing: ( He will never miss and he doesn't need all that sugar) I turned off the lights and brought in the pumpkins at 8:15 and we still had kids ringing the bell.:scared: At 8:25 I had to go out and pick up my oldest from her friends place and there was still hundreds of kids on the main road of our area.

Nancy

rjan67
11-01-2008, 06:31 AM
We had 50. When I first moved to the neighbourhood in '94 we had 95 and it has slowly dwindled. We hardly get any "little" kids anymore. However, my 3 kids have a MOUNTAIN of candy in the dining room. I think people are giving out more since less kids are coming around. One house handed out OHL tickets for the Sting for this Fri. which is totally awesome (we are a HUGE hockey town!). I think the kids and Dad were the most excited about that!:thumbsup2

laura001
11-01-2008, 06:38 AM
We had around 80 kids which is probably down just a little. We closed our door around 8:45 as usually after that it is all the real BIG kids then. What a great night weather wise for the kids!

Tantor
11-01-2008, 07:19 AM
we were down this year too. Only had about 60 kids, close our doors at 8:30.
I don't mind the big kids as long as they dress up.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
11-01-2008, 08:56 AM
We had about 60 here too. I think that's the same as last year. We planned for 100 though because of it being Friday night. Thought that kids might be out later. That wasn't the case. The last kid to come here came at 8:30. And the weather was beautiful while last year it was a little rainy.

fanoftinkerbell
11-01-2008, 08:58 AM
We had 90. We found that alot of houses were "dark" and not handing out candy. Our boys made out well.. Their buckets were filled at one house... The guy just threw in hand after hand of candy it was funny to see my oldests reaction. Next yr it's on a Saturday we'll see how many kids we get next year.

Sheribo
11-01-2008, 09:08 AM
we were down this year too. Only had about 60 kids, close our doors at 8:30.
I don't mind the big kids as long as they dress up.

I agree. If they put some effort into their costumes and are polite, I love to give to them. I had so much extra that I was doubling up for the teens. DD14 went out for the last time this year and she had a great time. A friend gave her an old Tim Horton's uniform and I had that giant Timmies thermos that looks like a mug. Although I have to laugh that she's more concerned with the quality of the loot more than the quantity this time. Too funny! :rotfl:

DearDaisyinDurham
11-01-2008, 11:54 AM
We had 50. When I first moved to the neighbourhood in '94 we had 95 and it has slowly dwindled. We hardly get any "little" kids anymore. However, my 3 kids have a MOUNTAIN of candy in the dining room. I think people are giving out more since less kids are coming around. One house handed out OHL tickets for the Sting for this Fri. which is totally awesome (we are a HUGE hockey town!). I think the kids and Dad were the most excited about that!:thumbsup2

:thumbsup2 very cool - hockey tix! also thought the pop idea was neat. we give chips & chocolate.

mickeywho?
11-01-2008, 01:56 PM
We had just over 250! Our street was packed - the neighbours did a haunted house - lots of groups of friends walking together. A couple of groups of 7th graders so there must have been a party nearby too. Lots of fun but crazy!!! They finished up fairly early - around 9. So not bad for a fairweathered friday night!

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
11-01-2008, 02:31 PM
:thumbsup2 very cool - hockey tix! also thought the pop idea was neat. we give chips & chocolate.

The pop always goes over big here. Each ToTer here gets a can of pop, a couple of little chocolate bars, a fun size Twizzler or nibs, and a fun size fuzzy peaches or swedish berries or sour candy.

Northstar
11-01-2008, 04:50 PM
The pop always goes over big here. Each ToTer here gets a can of pop, a couple of little chocolate bars, a fun size Twizzler or nibs, and a fun size fuzzy peaches or swedish berries or sour candy.

AAHH... the swedish berries... gave out all of ours and now I'm begging DD for some of hers from her trick or treat bag!

She didn't like getting pop because... oh the spoiled princess... "it makes the bag too heavy to carry"! But I know she and her friends smiled and said "thank you" at every house. They had a great time.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
11-01-2008, 04:52 PM
Yes, that is one of the problems with pop. That and it sometimes bursts or crushes your other treats.

rjan67
11-01-2008, 06:57 PM
And I dropped my son's bag (cause it was too heavy for him to carry) and one exploded!

hematite153
11-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Yeah, we only had about 30 last night. It was weird how few kids seemed to be out--I even had a conversation with one of the trick or treaters (a boy of about 12) about how quiet and empty the streets were.

Two years ago we had about 150 kids and only avoided running out of candy by giving out small quantities. Given that previous experience I have a LOT of extra candy now even though I gave out full handfuls to everyone this year.

katscradle
11-01-2008, 09:20 PM
Southren Ontario here.
We had 13 this year up by 2 from last year.
We live in an area that has a lot of new housing.
We are in the older section.
We stick to the older section when I take the kids out. Not as far to go and they get alot given to them because of the lack of foot traffic.
We have given out the ful size chocolate bars for 5 years now.
Lots of people in the older section doing that now.
The boys got 7 full size bars each and a full size bag of smartfood popcorn each as well as 1 full pillowcase each. That's huge!!
However it does last them all year.
I put it under lock and key and they get 4 items per day til it is gone.

jmann
11-02-2008, 07:13 PM
We had 3 last year and 15 this year. We live in a new subdivision so it's about what we expected. I have lots of leftovers...darn:lmao: