Seven years ago, my husband and I took our (then) two boys trick or treating in a small wagon pulled by our garden tractor. We had a ball!
The next year, we joined up with another family. And so the tradition began. Each year, getting bigger and better!
With a number of new faces, this year’s annual Trick-Or-Treat-Hay-Ride had the biggest turnout yet! There were seventeen kids, and 8 adults. The overflow piled into the back of the pick-up truck which was pulling the trailer.
At one point, we had to pile out of the trailer because the truck was having trouble pulling the load up a steep gravel drive! Lol!
I know there are those who stay away from Halloween Parties and trick-or-treating, and I respect their choice. However, although we don’t do the spooky stuff, my husband and I have always enjoyed taking the kids around. We look at it as a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new neighbors.
As in years past, we met back at our place after the hayride for a bonfire and fellowship. It is one of my favorite days of the year.
While the adults sat around the fire talking and laughing, the boys organized a fun game of flashlight tag.
Sometimes I worry that this or that family won’t feel included, and the prep work sometimes has me frazzled. But I’m always amazed at how smoothly it goes. Not at all because of me. But because of the many people who join in so enthusiastically.
I’d love to do more community events throughout the year, but I need some ideas. What do you do in your neck of the woods?