Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Halloween 2015 Recap

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015 Recap

I'm sad it's over, but I'd say Halloween 2015 = Success!! We really tried to make the most of the holiday this year. We did early trick-or-treating last week in a neighboring town, so really, we got double the holiday! I took Allison and her friend to the church for trunk-or-treat on Friday, where they collected quite a few goodies, then they served the community a free hot dog dinner.


This year, Mariah and her boyfriend tagged along on Halloween night. After getting sucked into Beauty & the Beast costumes last year, he insisted on a more "manly" theme, so it was Star Wars for them this year.

Homemade Star Wars Costume

Even with all the fun, it wouldn't be Halloween without a few tricks. I always enjoy laughing at some of the questionable goodies that get tossed into the sacks each year. What made the list this year?


House 1- Used Happy Meal Toys
House 2- Fortune Cookies and Mints
House 3- Easter Candy. They passed out 4 chocolate bunnies, 2 boxes of Peeps and 2 boxes of Robin Eggs to each child.
House 4- Religious Pamphlets, which were pretty frightening. Mariah said she felt quite stressed after reading through it.

It did rain all night, which was a nasty little trick from Mother Nature, but the kids were real troopers stomping through the neighborhood most of the night to collect their goodies, only giving up 20 minutes until TOT ended. Overall, it was a fabulous holiday for all.

What funnies did you find in your treat sacks this year?




42 comments:

  1. haha Star Wars is more manly indeed haha

    Wow, I suppose easter stuff is still good to eat. But religious nuts and their crap? Geez. Maybe a good fortune will come due too lol

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    1. Here's hoping for good fortunes! Fingers crossed :)

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  2. that star wars one is pretty neat

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  3. What? Religious pamphlets? Oh, boy, did that house deserve a bit of egg missiles!
    At least son in law wasn't cold in that fury costume :) I can't believe it is still so warm over there... I went to town today full winter outfit in about five layers or so :)

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    1. We get those religious pamphlets from at least one house every year. I usually throw them out when going through their candy, but they got to them first this year.
      Luke was a bit of a whine ass in that costume. First he couldn't see, then the rain soaked it, so it was really heavy. He took it off after about 30 minutes and just went door-to-door in sweatpants.

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    2. I can imagine it certainly ain't easy being a Chewbacca!
      In other news, some lil' bastards threw an egg on our house on Saturday even though we don't even have Halloween here... any ideas how to clean it up? :) Our walls aren't smooth, so it's almost next to impossible. I'd strangle them brats if I discover who it was.

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    3. Oh noes! That's terrible! I wonder if a hot water and Dawn dish soap solution would take it off? I do a lot of heavy duty cleaning with a vinegar and lemon oil mixture that seems to get greasy gunk out of my kitchen. That may work. If not, you may just have to repaint. I will never understand the joy others get out of causing property damage.

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    4. But see that is the problem, it ain't easy to repaint, because it was sprayed on our walls and the paint has a gravely texture, it ain't smooth and can't be painted with a brush and some paint, we paid tons of money for it so that we wouldn't have to paint again for next 20 years because it sticks very well to the walls. That is why it ain't a small damage adn why I'd like to beat the crap out of those brats and their parents especially :) And they hit it so high that I can't even reach it even if I tried.

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    5. I'd say those brats definitely deserve a good smack down! Did a lot of people in the neighborhood get hit, or was it just your house?

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    6. I've no idea, I don't mingle with the neighbours LOL

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    7. Hahaha! Just like me. Jason waves at them all and I just kind of duck my head down when I pass them.

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  4. Religious pamphlets? That's outrageously scary and offensive. But I'll take the Robin's eggs if your gals don't want them. Smiles.
    Have a great week, Theresa.

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  5. That's crazy about the religious pamphlets and the Easter candy! The only odd thing that happened on my end when handing candy out was a mom offering me an Avon catalog. I declined.

    Mica had a blast. He went trick-or-treating with a friend in a group with Travis and the kid's parents. Isaak was supposed to go with them to. Last minute one of his friend's Dad showed up. He was on a riding mower, with something attached to carry the kids, a hay bail, and a blow up Frankenstein. At the time it looked fun, so Isaak went with them. Then he quickly realized that they weren't able to get out and walk up to houses easy, the hay was getting stuck in his wig, and the blow up Frankenstein was falling on him. He wished he went with Mica's group. Oh well.

    Your kids look great in their costumes! I like the Star Wars theme!

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    1. Too bad Isaak didn't have that great of an experience, though I probably would have thought it would have been a better option too. Glad Mica had a great time though!

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  6. Bwahahahaha! That is hysterical about the old Easter candy! I actually kind of like that idea.

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    1. I'm sure they were thrilled to stock up on it at 90% off so they could save on Halloween goodies this year lol.

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  7. Too bad it rained all night! It rained here too and that really put a damper on the trick or treating.

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  8. It sounds like you had a lovely Halloween and Star Wars is most definitely more manly lol x

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  9. Great pictures! Glad you had a fun Halloween. I can't believe it's over and now we're going to be up to Thanksgiving soon!

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  10. I love the costumes and that trunk decoration is great! You guys definitely ended up with some strange treats.

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  11. Love the costumes. You all look amazing. The extra treats wre a plus.

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  12. Oh my - I had to laugh at your tricks...we didn't get anything but candy this year, except for one pack of Halloween tattoos. I can't believe the religious pamphlets - I guess they figured everyone would be coming to their door instead of them having to go knock on everyone else's to hand out their propaganda. Crazy!!

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    1. I am sure they were thrilled that for one day they weren't the ones going door-to-door lol!

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  13. The costume is great. It look like you had a great halloween party. The idea is awesome.

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  14. We didn't get anything weird enough to make the list. Easter Candy is hilarious!! The kids look great!

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  15. No trick or treating for me. I did get a nice Chipotle burrito for only $3 :)

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  16. We had so many fun treats. I love Twix.

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  17. We also had a wonderful Halloween weekend. It was so nice having it on a Saturday when everyone was off from school and work.

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    1. I agree! I wish it were always on a weekend!

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  18. Seems like you had a great Halloween. My kids dressed up and also had a good time but I am not a fan of going trick or treating at all.

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  19. Sounds like you all had such a great time. I love Halloween almost as much as Thanksgiving and Christmas. We pretty much just give out candy these days but we love seeing all the costumes and kids that come to our door.

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  20. Although the religious pamphlets are ridiculous, it sounds like you had a great Halloween. I love the costumes.

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  21. My kids got avon books (3) and some religious stuff but I tossed them all. My kids were not impressed. That isn't the time, on Halloween for that stuff. - Jeanine

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  22. I have never found Easter candy in the kids bags before lol. We have never really gotten anything to strange.

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  23. Not too unusual, but James got a dark chocolate Hershey Bar. Full size. They love chocolate but HATE dark chocolate. Wow. Easter candy eh?? What's up with that?? Looks like your girls had fun...We never did the trunk or treat, but it is very popular I see!!

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  24. Those are some really awesome costumes! I don't think I have ever actually seen anyone dressed up like Chewbacca before!

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  25. fantastic costumes!! I think getting the Easter treats is quite hilarious.. yet I wouldn't mind since they are still good treats. As long as they haven't expired! haha

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  26. I think you had a wonderful Halloween moments over all & the Star Wars Costumes is a wonderful idea as well. This year all my kids had some great time as my family was here with us.

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  27. Unbelievable...religious pamphlets?? Old Easter candy?? That's low. Glad they had fun anyways.

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  28. hahahaha...religious pamphlet :)..that's scary! We only have the usual candy and a few tatoos :)

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  29. I have one kid that actually loves mints. My kids traded candy and he was so quick to grab their mints.

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  30. Oh wow, Easter candy for Halloween?! That's a new one.
    Love the Chewbaca costume!

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