I know what you mean. We give toy and a candy bar, and try to keep it about .50. We used to give out more, but now we get around 1,000 toters. At .50 a head, we are still spending $500, to say nothing of new props. I wouldn't mind if we went back to 400-500. We could pass out the bags with more candy and a toy. And there would be more time to talk to people. Now it's almost like an assembly line.I think we will get maybe a bit less but not much. Honestly...I don't want too many more. Last year we got almost 350 and we give out comic books, chips, full sized chocolate bars and other candies and some candy free stuff too. It is getting expensive and I would like to continue to give something "good" because we are THE house in the neighborhood
I never thought about more lights being off on weekends. With people having plans and leaving for the weekend, there would be less places for kids to tot.In my area, the numbers seem to go up on weekdays. I also noticed more people tend to be passing out candy on weekdays also.