It’s time for all goblins and ghosts to grab their buckets bags or sacks and put the feet to the pavement. Such a funny tradition. It’s almost like glorified begging. And yet the children probably find just as much fun in the dressing up and garnering of comments about their costumes as they do in filling their treasure totes.
The history of trick-or-treating does not have a clearly defined beginning. But one thing is for certain. It has found it’s way into the hearts, minds and wallets of the general public. The treasure trove of decorations and supplies for the event have driven it to the top of the nation’s list of financially lucrative holidays.
I’ve always enjoyed the opportunity to be creative in preparing my children for the holiday, even if most of time I had to do it on a shoe string budget. The kids never minded and in later years took pleasure in helping design and create their own get-up. Thrift shops now even have specific areas set up with repurposed costume items and prepackaged sets. But don’t forget to wander the regular aisles. You never know what you will find that might tickle your funny bone … or scarey bone, as the case may be. Happy Haunting!