We live toward the end of a cul de sac, which is a fancy way of saying that we live on a dead end street. We love this, because......the kids could always run around, from house to house and we didn't have to worry too much about traffic. Big perk! However, there is a down side to all this tranquil living. Try having a lemonade stand on a dead end street. Every adult living on the street is obligated to buy a cup (no traffic) and even the older kids and teens will buy a cup because they've been there and know how dejected a little one will feel if their lemonade stand is the disaster that it is bound to be on a dead end street.
We don't get many trick or treaters on a dead end street either. To me, this is very disappointing. I love to see the kids in their costumes. I love to put candy in their bags with their little expectant faces hoping to get something great. This year I am treating the handful of kids that decide to knock on my door.
There are goody bags filled with spiders, candy, rubber rats, buggy rings and giant lolly pops. I made sure that I had one pop for each of the kids living on this street under the age of 10. I will put on one of my favorite hats and hope that they will remember that really neat house that gave away the best stuff on Halloween.
The bowl that the goodies are in is my newest object of affection....I stalked it a Marshalls home goods, and finally gave in. I just have this thing for items made from nature.It will probably be filled with nuts for Thanksgiving and I envision candy canes filling it in the near future too.