We live in a milder climate and get a ton of TOT'ers so we've found it is easier to sit outside and hand out candy. We tried the first years to sit on the porch, but it seems like we had traffic jams on the steps and a few kids would invaritably slip and wipe out. So now we set up in the front yard, which makes it a whole lot easier. This year the singing pumpkins will be on the top step, blocked of so kids can't climb up. I think it will make a good stage and keep them above the fog hopefully.