But yesterday marked the actual day...so out came the costumes once again.
Mr B went into work looking like an even more frightening zombie:
and came home to his treat, a rather wonderful Lamb meatball curry
The kids donned their costumes again as soon as darkness fell and we walked our neighborhood for an hour and a half trick or treating.
The smoke machine was set up outside to greet people who knocked on our door (thus eliminating the smoke alarm/house alarm problem!) The kids seem to enjoy answering the door to trick or treaters as much as they enjoy doing it. There is an inevitable cat-juggle we have to do each time, to ensure the furry members of the house don't bolt though.
Today I will take down decorations whilst the children are at school and continue the planning for the next big holiday - Thanksgiving!