Need a few ideas to liven up your Halloween night? Rachel has quite a collection of crazy tricks up her sleeve, and anyone of them will definitely make your house the hit of the neighborhood!
Halloween is just around the corner and I’m really wishing that I lived near my silly-costume-wearing nieces. Brainstorming costume ideas and mapping the best candy route sounds like so much fun. Instead, I spent my Friday afternoon doing responsible adult stuff like organizing and purging my filing cabinet. BORING! While I was meticulously shredding and sorting documents, though, I came across a memorable bit of Halloween: 15 Ways to Confuse Trick-or-Treaters. There it was, crammed between my old vehicle registration and a 10th grade report card. I thought this list was over the top hilarious when my junior high biology teacher shared it with my class.
In good Halloween spirit, I thought I would pass on a few off the list. In return, I would like to live vicariously through your Halloween experience – we don’t celebrate it here in the Netherlands. How are you dressing your little munchkins? Are you the house that hands out raisins or do you go ultra-moderne-mama with creative goodies?
- Fill a briefcase with marbles and crackers. Write on it “TOP SECRET” in big letters. When trick-or-treaters come, look around suspiciously, say, “It’s about time you got here” give them the briefcase and quickly shut the door.
- Get about 30 people to wait in your living room. When the trick-or-treaters come to the door, say, “Come-in.” When they do, have everyone yell, “Surprise!!!” Act like it’s a surprise party.
- Hand out menus to the trick-or-treaters and let them order their candy. Keep asking them if anyone wants to see a wine list. Hand them a bill before they leave.
- Get everyone who comes to your door to come in and see if they can figure out what’s wrong with your dishwasher. Insist that it makes an unnatural ‘whirling’ sound.
- Open the door dressed as a giant fish, immediately collapse and don’t move or say anything until the trick-or-treaters go away.