Halloween 1: Not Impressed.

My husband and I celebrated our first Halloween in an actual house together this year . . . and while we were unable to make our parcel the spookiest house in Elmhurst, we did manage do throw around a good amount of ‘Ween decor (including an 8 foot spider, webs, candles, and of course, jacks-o’s). Bottom line, it wasn’t creepy-creepy, but we were pleased with how our end of the deal turned out. Thus, we scooted home from work in a hurry to enjoy the kiddies who were sure to be cramming our uber-residential neighborhood in search of completely unnecessary carbs but extremely necessary good times.

So now that it’s over, I’m left with just one question: Where the hell were the kids? Was it just U Street, or did Sacramento city-wide see a decrease in the number of trick-or-treaters this year?

We had, like, 10 total door knocks, one of which can’t be counted because it was a group that had come by earlier in the evening. Of the 9 groups of visitors, I’d say less than half were actually from my neighborhood; most of these kids I’d never seen before. Not that that matters — but I KNOW from the sounds I hear every day of the week that our street alone is home to at least four or five million noisy brats. Where were they??

4 Comments so far

  1. Ursula (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    Well, it depends on your ‘hood. But if you’re in Midtown, it’s highly unlikely that you’d get a lot of treaters. It has been an ongoing thing Sacramento-wide.
    I live in Greenhaven/Pocket and we didn’t go out. It was better for us to keep the kids at home with a movie and one candy bar. We got one lone child at our door.
    However, my boss, who lives in the Natomas area, says she gave out 8 bags of candy and still had kids coming up the driveway.

  2. cd (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    East Sac. They all go to East Sac. I heard there were hordes of kids. Many very clearly not from ’round there (oh and in all the slightly uncomfortable socio-economic-ethnic-racial ways that you might draw from that statement).

    I had none in midtown – but that wasn’t surprising. I’d have thought you’d have had more though. Guess they hope the Fab 40s give Fab Candy.

  3. Lissa (unregistered) on November 1st, 2006 @ 4:35 pm

    I live in the Roseville area and we hardly saw any kids either. I have coworkers who live in Yuba City and they told me the same thing.

  4. Sacramento Forums (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:32 am

    A lot of people have said they saw a huge increase, while I, personally, didn’t see a lot of kids on the street…

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