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Thought I would share my haunt as we only got 2 ToT's this year. Maybe someone here can enjoy it. On the plus side I can eat my sadness with all the candy we have left over.
well their parents may as the kids were probably 5 and 6 years old...Your house turned out just great. And I agree, keep at it they will come! In any event, even though you only had two trick-or-treaters, I'll bet those two trick-or-treaters will remember this house forever. They will probably someday tell their kids about that really cool house they used to go to!
I can understand your frustration. Last year I gave out over 400 full size candy bars and there were so many TOTs that I missed a bunch of them because I was busy talking and activating my pop up props. We have a party at the same time and a bunch of people that come to the party hand out candy as well. I ran out of candy last year. So this year I bought some back up fun size bags in case we ran out. We have seen the amount to TOT's increase over the years which I attributed to the yard haunt and full size candy bars. Two years ago we had a horrible turn out also. I thought it was an anomaly then. Now I'm beginning to think last years turn out was the anomaly? I thought this year was horrible. We didn't have nearly as many TOT's this year. I only gave out about 150 full size kit kats this year. And I was giving some kids extras because it seemed so light this year. I know 150 might seem like a lot when compared to some of the other post. But it was still disappointing from what I am used to. I am actually considering scaling down my haunt next year. We put a lot of work into the haunt and I try to switch it up and add something new and different every year. I know everyone enjoys the haunt, but it almost seems like it's nots not worth all the work. It just wasn't enjoyable for the limited number of TOT's we had. Most of the TOT's we had came in groups. Usually between 5 - 10 TOT's per group. So we actually only had about 20-30 groups come by. I live in a gated community and the gate was not open this year. Last year we left the gate open in anticipation of higher traffic and because it is open until 7 pm during weekdays for people returning from work. Since it was a Saturday this year the gate was closed. Maybe it affected the amount of TOT's we had this year. Plus Taylor Swift was playing in concert on Halloween here this year. So maybe that affected it also? Who know???