One night, along a dark road where houses lined one side and a forest lined the other, my friends and I came upon a "Frankenstein" and the "Humpback of Notre Dame" growling and moaning as they dragged themselves down the middle of the street. Of course, we freaked out running the other way. Later we learned it was my dad and his friend (our neighbor) who had secretly plotted the costumes! I'll never forget it!!
I attended a house party a few years ago where the hosts had set up a haunted house in the basement. It was super scary (I'm a chicken) and I was so relieved to get to the exit and make it out the back door, that I didn't notice the guy covered in blood with the fake (but very realistic sounding) chainsaw running towards me for the final fright of the attraction.
When he ran up to me, I screamed and tried to run away, but slipped and fell into a big mud puddle instead. From my new perspective (on my back in the puddle) I looked up to see about 25 people standing above me on the back deck - laughing... pointing... you get the idea... sigh...
My funniest memorable Halloween moment was when my son was about 6 and he was going to be the Lion in the Wizard of OZ. We had the suit and everything but he was afraid to wear the mask. I told him I would paint a face on him. When I was finished he started to cry mascara running down his face and he said MOMMY I LOOK LIKE A PUSSY CAT.
This wasn't really funny then, but it certainly is now!
A couple of years ago we were living in student housing. Hubby had to work on Halloween, but I decided to take the kids (then 3 mos & 4 yrs) trick-or-treating around the indoor complex. I dressed both kids and myself and we walked all over the building. When we got back to our apartment, I realized I'd left my keys inside! The doors lock from the inside, so there was no way to get in... When Hubby came home from work several hours later, he found all three of us asleep leaning against the door.
I'd like to say that was the last time I locked myself out, but it wasn't. I blame mommy-brain!
One of my favorites is about my son. We lived in an small apartment complex. Everyone was so excited about "their baby" trick or treating. He was was 16 months old and already talking up a storm. We started at the apt of the only other child in the complex. Six year old, Marko wanted to give him his first candy. Truly it was his first candy. Sweets to him were apples and pears. He knocked on the door and said 'Trektreet" and held out his bag. WE were invited in the house and the mom had her camera ready, Marko gave Drew a chocolate bar that he had bought for just this moment. Marko excited and jumping up and down dropped in the bag and then immediately took it out and handed it to Drew saying "open it". When my little guys just looked at it Marko grabbed it back and unwrapped it. "Here, you eat it! It's yummy!" He looked it over and asked me if if was okay. I nodded my head and he took a big bite. And then promptly spit it out!! "YUKKIE Mama!" The adults were trying so hard not to laugh. Poor Marko was devastated.
Well ! I have only one Halloween experience as we generally don't celebrate it here in Australia. It was last Halloween where I had only arrived in the USA 24 hours earlier. We thought we would leave our costume buying until we arrived as we had tickets for Disney's Halloween party. It was also our first day with a car, and the first day driving on the right hand side of the road :0 !!. We went to Disyland via Long Beach in LA, couldn't find a costume shop anywhere ! Had our first experience on an LA freeway, got lost in South LA !, and ended up at a Walmart in Long Beach at 5pm, scrounging through the Halloween stuff for something to wear !. It all turned out ok in the end, but I'll plan it better next time. I loved seeing all the kids walking around the streets trick or treating and my kids loved al the candy they got.
My most embarrassing Halloween story would also qualify as my most memorable one:
When I was a young mother I took my 5 year old daughter to the Mall so she could go store to store for little treats. Many of the stores participated. The kids liked to dress up and go out for a fun couple of hours running in and out of the stores for stickers, snacks and small treats.
I was looking for a job and thought while I was there I would kill two birds with one stone and get applications at some of the mall stores we went into. Because of this, I was dressed in a skirt and blouse, with pantyhose and I carried a nice medium-size shoulder bag.
After my daughter had gone into about five stores and I had only gotten one person to give me an application I wondered what was the matter. Several of the stores had signs in the window saying they were hiring. (This was many years ago.) As I strolled down the mall to the next store, I glanced over at my reflection in the glass window of a store and saw the probable reason I was getting strange looks instead of applications. My skirt was hung up way over my purse and you could see all my pantyhose (and everything) right up to my waist on my right side. Since I had walked through the whole mall that way, for at least a half an hour, I was extremely embarrassed to realize everyone had seen quite a 'show' and not one person had said anything. I asked my daughter why she had not told me my skirt was hung up on my purse and she said "I didn't notice."
Just like a five year old...and that is one Halloween I will never forget!
When I was 8, my sister was 14 and my brother was 12. Mom put them in charge of taking me out trick or treating. My sister's boyfriend had a Ronald Reagan mask. So... My sister, dressed as "secret service agent", would ring the doorbell. She'd flash her "credentials", then cue her boyfriend to walk over in the Ronald Reagan mask. Then, my brother, hiding in the trees with my sister's drill team rifle, would jump out as the assassin attempting to kill Reagan. Then I'd walk up and say "Trick or treat!"
Two cave people facing extinction in the ice age! That was my most memorable and funniest Halloween experience. My husband at that time were just boyfriend and girlfriend and he worked on 18th Street in New York City, right by the famous Village Parade! We were both busy college students at the time and the thought of purchasing Halloween costumes had totally slipped our minds. He decided to go to the nearest Halloween store and purchase whatever was left! He purchased a Caveman and Cavewoman costume for us to wear. Luckily it was a warm night out, about 72 degrees (that's practically a heat wave for New Yorkers).
We walked around the Village and took pictures with all the outrageous and fun people in costumes we saw. Soon, our cloth costumes that only covered a quarter of our body seemed not to really cover our bodies like it should. The temperature dropped drastically and there we were, two cave people facing the ice age. We couldn't cross the street or parade because there were police baracades everywhere! We were FREEZING and finally I had my light bulb moment and decided to sneak in to the parade and kind of just sashay my way to the other side where warmth meaning our street clothes were. We did it! We got in! There was my 6'2'' boyfriend sashaying along with me when he got whisked away by Snow White and the Seven dwarfs... I knew that I could not leave my fellow caveman behind and sashayed back to him and finally got him out of that pickle! I did it! I saved him! As we were getting closer and closer to the other side of the parade and through the baracades, an officer stopped us and asks us what we were doing... He must've seen the FEAR in our eyes because then he said, "I'm just kidding! I want to take a picture with you guys! Great costumes! You must be FREEZING!"... PHEW! We took the picture and went back into my now husband's office building to get dressed into our street clothes and keep the funniest memory we have ever shared together.
I did this too! In college freshman year. I blackened my tooth, wore a hillbilly costume and showed up to a Frat Party to stand in the corner all night while every other girl was a sexy playboy bunny or nurse. No dates that year!
Lela Davidson said:
Humiliating Halloween Moment: the time I showed up to a party full of Sexy Nurses, Sexy Witches, and Sexy Police Officers wearing hillbilly teeth. Worst. Halloween. Ever.