We Trick o’ Treat the Thursday before Halloween in Central Pennsylvania. Even after living here for 5+ years, I do not understand why we do this.
Trick o’ Treat Night has rules. For instance, Trick o’ Treaters may only go to homes from 6 – 8 p.m. that have their front porch light on. This doesn’t provide much time nor is it convenient for those of us with little kids who typically go to sleep at 8 p.m. Throw in a neighborhood party afterwards and that doesn’t leave me with much time to open the door to kids who are looking for candy since I’m out from 6 – 7 p.m. with Isabelle.
Then I remembered that today was Chalkabration and I didn’t have my chalk poem ready yet. (I no longer had an excuse now that I bought a package of 48 Crayola chalks and it wasn’t raining.) So, I crafted a Halloween Haiku on my driveway yesterday around 4:15 p.m. so passersby would know to come back after seven.
Practical and creative, right?