Well, it isn't really funny or anything, but last year was the first year my daughter (now almost 3) really "got" the idea of trick-or-treating. She got so into it, we could barely keep up with her! She had absolutely no interest in eating most of the candy though, she just loved going to the door and saying "Trick-or-treat!"
Most embarrassing count? Someone, thought it would be a brilliant idea to dress up as a booger for Christmas. Nose made out of oak tag on top of the head, black garbage bag covered in vaseline over the body. Please don't ask me why I thought that was a good idea. I was 23. LOL This year we're going as a theme for the first time ever. the girls are cheerleaders, the boys are football players, and mom is the ref (as usual LOL).
When I was a little kid, I went trick-or-treating like always, and we went to this one house. There was this scary guy wearing a Grim Reaper costume high up on stilts and his friend who had a chainsaw. We went to the door and the Grim Reaper kept moving closer and closer and I was paralyzed with fear. Then the chainsaw guy ran up to chase us and I ran away as fast as I could! I was probably only about 10 years old, and it was one of the scariest moments of my life!
My most memorable Halloween was last year when my then 2 1/2 year old first understood the concept of trick or treating. It was so cute to watch her run from house to house with her older cousin in her cute little pig costume.
Well, I can't think of a funny one really, but I do have a memorable one lol
I made my little brother's Super Mario costume one year, complete with the white gloves, black nose, etc.
He looked so darn cute and it was even around the time Nintendo cereal was out, so I cut out the Nintendo logo from the box and affixed it to a paint stick and he carried that too lol-We even decorated his bucket with Nintendo stickers..He ended up winning a costume contest at our local mall!
These stories are fun to read! Thanks everyone for sharing!
My most memorable Halloween moment was in 2001, just after the WTC attack. My children insisted that we stop and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of every American flag displayed each individual porch. And there were a lot of them. And I was so proud to be an American, and proud to be my children's mother.
My most memorable Halloween moment was last year. It was the first time my children participated in the festivities. We attended 3 parties and Trick or Treated. It was tiring but a lot of fun for the whole family.
Before having our 2 sets of twins... my husband and I made Halloween Costumes. We were his/hers aliens. We were all black, with black faces and neon green highlights/accents (him) and neon pink (me). He had a tube that inserted into a receptacle on my costume. (Oh my!) When that happened, lights would flash and sirens would go off. We won a costume contest. Now I can't imagine having the time to make such a complex costume... and the receptacle part? I can't even REMEMBER what that's all about!
When I was young, my siblings and I went trick or treating without our parents. We reached one house where the home owner was such a hoot. He wouldn't give us any candy until we performed a "Trick". My sisters and I decided candy was not worth the humiliation, my brother, who was maybe 6 at the time, negotiated for TWO candies if he performed his "trick". The homeowner agreed. My brother, who was dressed as a clown, sang, at the top of his lungs, Tom T. Hall's Sneaky Snake in it's entirety!
I remember being so jealous that my older sister got to be Cinderella for Halloween and got to wear "glass" slippers. I don't remember what I was that year (I was four years old and she was nine), only that I really really really wanted those shoes! How typical!