I guess maybe it's the dressing up
and getting to pretend to be someone or something else for awhile.
Or it could be all the fun festivals & activities that time of year.
I guess I'm probably underestimating the importance of candy in their lives too.
We didn't have a family theme this year - Annie was a Shopkin (one of her favorite toys), Denver was Buzz Lightyear, & Lily was Snow White.
They had a blast at the OSU student party,
church trunk or treat,
their class parties (Denver below with Leilyn AKA a bad witch - according to her, and Mosi AKA Batmo of the imaginative 1-2-3 gang the Alsup kids came up with)
(Annie went as Junie B Jones for dress up like your favorite book character day - AKA wear your costume to school - but she likes to find any excuse to have multiple costumes),
and trick or treating through our neighborhood with friends.
It was a fun year because Annie really enjoyed every activity & Denver was just the cutest little thing running through the neighborhood trying to keep up with the big kids with his bell bottom Buzz Lightyear pants & helmet continually falling across his eyes & fogging up.
Plus we had this little princess to enjoy
Halloween 2016 was a success for the kids as can be quantified by the fact that as I sit here 6 weeks later typing this out we still have 2 giant shopping bags of candy. On the other hand for me their success means I will have to slowly & painstakingly hide piece by piece in the trash to prevent the ninth hour pardon by the kids if they discover a morsel of it is being disposed of.