We (here in England) just don't seem to get it right.
I look at all your cool photos of your amazing night of fun and frivolity and it occurs to me it's actually not about scaring the living daylights out of your kids. You are not even dressed in scary type costumes. It's just fancy dress.
Here, let's face it, it's not big. BUT the marketing dream rolls out it's selection of SCARY things to buy, mainly witches, bumpkins or skeletons or a whole array of masks.
The (really evil/nasty looking ) masks freak my kids out,
The scary witches cackles music freak my kids out,
And well anything halloweeny kinda freaks my kids out.
My friends 5 year old daughter has spent the past two nights having nightmares about being buried alive/buried in the ground after a halloween colouring session at school.
It does seem to involve a lot of kids jumping out of bushes and lots of eggs getting thrown.
I'm guessing we have it totally wrong.
How is it for you?
something that is too scary for the kids to enjoy OR
A total blast?
Best Halloween Costumes, in fact, best fancy dress costumes ever...
Jolie/Pitt Family Via Girls Gone Child