Audra’s 2016 Halloween Synopsis and Trick or Treat Graph since 1984

halloween-2016My husband and I bought our home from the original owners in 2002.   The Orgerons loved Halloween.   Interestingly enough, they kept a tally of the number of trick-or-treaters that came to the front door each Halloween since 1984.   We kept up the tradition of counting as accurately as we can with the help of all our Halloween guests each year! We missed 2014 because we were in Oxford, Mississippi for college football but we’ve been very strict counters except for that year!  We are down this year.  I’m sad.  I want to blame my hubby this year for playing scary music that scares the little kids but I don’t think I can.  Can I blame Monday?  Can I blame a school night?  More likely I can say that our neighborhood kids are 12+ and many aren’t dressing up and trick or treating….we had an even 100 and instead of being sad that the numbers are down I’m gonna tell you about the highlights!

  • An absolutely beautiful Disney Princess Belle CURTSIED when she said thank you.  I was aghast with adoration.  I told her that she was amazing and she told me she curtsies for every piece of candy.  Oh my….I love this girl.
  • My husband went a little overboard with his Apple Music Halloween playlist.  He was broadcasting from our little but loud Bose speaker out the window next to the front door.  At some point I told him please, less Jason and more Ghost Busters.  One little three year old girl wouldn’t even walk up the steps.  I walked down go give her candy and she said “What’s up that creepy music?”   Kirk switched things up for me after that.
  • 10% of the kids were scared of my dog.   This is up from 1%.  My dog happens to be the sweetest dog in the universe and he’s 10.5 years old. Why are so many kids suddenly afraid of dogs?  Dogs are 99% angel….and want to love you to pieces.
  • Ghostbusters.   I’m from the original Ghostbusting era so when 3 little boys  (maybe 5 or 6 year olds) came to my door in perfect Ghostbusting attire complete with backpacks I JUST.ABOUT.DIED.  I exclaimed loudly…”y’all are the cutest Ghostbusters I’ve ever seen” and guess what my Apple addicted husband with the Bose remote control did?  He switched to the Ghostbusters theme song.  The tiny Ghostbusters went WILD.  “They are playing our song” they exclaimed as they literally danced down my driveway…..Halloween is AWESOME.

Were you up or down on your trick or treat numbers?  Please leave a comment and mention where you live!


Halloween Safety Tips


Keep Kids in Your Community Safe. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Parents!

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.


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‘Spooky Springs’ Oct. 29 lets young Sandy Springs trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween

A “not-so-frightful” Halloween celebration for young children will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at Sandy Springs’ Abernathy Greenway Park. Dubbed “Spooky Springs,” the free event runs 6 to 8 p.m. at the park at 70 Abernathy Road NE. It will include stations with trick-or-treat candy, face-painting and photos, plus the Dog on Wheels food truck. […]

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Trunk ‘N Treat

Advertising-SIgn-resizedJoin us at North Atlanta Church of Christ on Sunday, October 30 from 4:00-6:00pm for Trunk ‘N Treat. This is a free event, and we hope you are able to join us. There will be dinner concessions available for purchase. Also, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Truck will be on site for kids to shoot hoops and win prizes.


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Yelloween Event at STK Atlanta

yelloween2Monsters, vixens and vamps are invited to enjoy a sultry Halloween experience and special edition of Midtown Mondays when STK Atlanta and Veuve Clicquot once again join forces to present Yelloween. For partygoers donning their favorite Halloween costumes or those simply looking for a stylish night out, the spooktacular evening will feature a special three-course, prix fixe dinner for just $75 plus tax and gratuity, a live DJ, decorations, a photo booth and more.

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