we have lived here for 3 years, this is our 3rd halloween here. i live off of a cul de sac on my own little road that dead ends. theres only 3 houses on it, but there are many houses on the cul de sac and all the othe cul de sacs around us. i know there are lots of kids around because we see them while we are trick or treating. well for the past 2 years i have left a huge bowl of candy on the door step. bothe years i have come home to find the candy still here. it looks like a few peices were taken, but not nearly enough. my guess is no one sees the house. we're at the end of the road up on a hill behind the other 2 houses on the street. its not far, but with the way all the trees are, you dont really see it. or maybe the people that lived here before us never left candy, so no one comes down here. so my question is, would you even bother leaving it this year? i hate wasting the money, but i hate the neighbors to think im cheap. oh and the other idea we had was to have someone down at the end of the yard handing it out. but who would do it? neither me or my husband is willing to stay behind, we like to be out with the kids. ETA: what doyou think of neighbors who dont hand out candy? and do you allow your child to take it from a bowl on the stairs, is it possible parents arent letting themk take it?