Wow! That was different, much more like it was when I grew up and went trick-or-treating! It was fun and my daughter I know had a blast.
In Illinois we were told by the village what time the kids could trick-or-treat. It was always 4:30-7. This was tough because many parents weren’t home from work yet and many homes had nobody there to pass out candy. I understand that they did this for safety for the kids, but it made it a little less fun too.
Here in Texas, there was no guideline, it was just like when I was a kid, when it gets dark you go! It wasn’t quite dark yet, but about 6:30 the little ones came out and got things started. My daughter had two friends over for the evening to go out with her around the neighborhood. They handed out candy to the first few groups and then they headed out themselves. After about an hour she called me to say they were thirsty, so I met up with them and brought them bottles of water. They did another 40 minutes of door to door and then we came back to our house. They’re upstairs now sorting their candy and making trades!
It was fun and I’m glad I bought lots of candy so we didn’t run out!