What do you think? I recently posted about this on Ready for Ten and so far the comments seem about 50-50 as to those who say it's a great fun time and others who say no fangs. (Yes see what I did there.)
The parties can be great and there's lots of fab crafts to get stuck into, but it's trick or treating which leaves me cold.
My concerns are about kids thinking they can knock on people's doors fully expecting to be kindly given sweets, or in some cases, money.
I know there are plenty of people who share a sunny disposition and believe this is marvellous. I suppose I just happen to be a miserable old sod who doesn't like the thought of my daughters going from home to home asking for such treats.
And yes I am a complete hypocrite as I do keep plenty of sweets for the gangs of kids knocking at our door.
I hate gingerbread too. Bah humbug.