There will be lot of music, dance and typically dressed couples participating in events cheerfully. A special luncheon or dinner with Halloween dishes is line up enticing everyone to have their pie. Winner in various event get goodies and gift coupons. The hour or two we spend down for that celebration will be refreshing al-together. Back to my personal life I have only taken my sons trick-or-treating in the neighborhood twice in his 8 years and both times he was too young to catch up with the enjoyment and enthusiasm. Now-a-days we head to a carnival hosted by a mall or the city instead. It wouldn't matter much in our neighborhood these days, though. I've noticed that with each passing year more and more porch lights are turned off on that night and if we're home, we may only get a handful of trick-or-treaters.
I think it makes me a little sad that my kids won't have that same experience that I did... of going to see all my neighbors and seeing their reaction to a costume that my mom and I worked. My Kids won't have the excitement knowing that this certain neighbor always makes cupcakes and this certain neighbor always gives out afull-sized candy bar.
The happiest thing about "Thanksgiving day" is that it brings us a couple of holidays to come out and refresh, mingle with friends and family members.