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02-10-2017, 09:46 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
Probably video games and sleep.

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02-10-2017, 09:47 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
I can either take the duty of going trick or treating with the kids, or give out candy to the hundred kids that will ring the bell.
Since it's bad form to smoke a cigar as I walk around the neighborhood with the kids I'll probably hand out candy.

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02-10-2017, 09:47 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
(02-10-2017 09:45 AM)jennybee Wrote:  
(02-10-2017 09:40 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Whilst it is gaining more momentum, mainly in pubs for some reason, halloween still isn't that popular over here. It's always been seen as "a bit of an american thing" lol.

In saying that though, Mrs Oaktree LOVES halloween. I think it reminds her of being 18 again, where we all used to go out to the club dressed up, because they let you in for free for doing so Laugh out load She normally decorates the house with cobwebs and stuff like that, and enjoys pumpkin carving (which my daughter now also enjoys). I think they are both picking a pumpkin this year, from a patch somewhere locally.

I love everything to do with Halloween, so I totally get Mrs. Oaktree. I really want to find a place with a cool corn maze. I used to go to Spooky World in MA, but I need to find a haunted house/venue here. I was trying to get my bf to stay at a "haunted" inn with me but he doesn't really like that sort of thing. He's like "Do we have to stay in the most haunted room?" And I'm like, "Uh, yeah." Tongue

Laugh out load Amazing! I'm up for whatever, although if she wasn't around I'd probably not even notice it's halloween haha.

We normally have some friends over and play some themed games, (The Mummy race, where you rap your partner up in toilet paper, which team does it the quickest wins lol), and then watch a scary movie later in the night. We always run out of sweets [Candy for you Americans haha] as I give the kids who knock on the door loads of it Big Grin

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02-10-2017, 09:50 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
(02-10-2017 09:47 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  
(02-10-2017 09:45 AM)jennybee Wrote:  I love everything to do with Halloween, so I totally get Mrs. Oaktree. I really want to find a place with a cool corn maze. I used to go to Spooky World in MA, but I need to find a haunted house/venue here. I was trying to get my bf to stay at a "haunted" inn with me but he doesn't really like that sort of thing. He's like "Do we have to stay in the most haunted room?" And I'm like, "Uh, yeah." Tongue

Laugh out load Amazing! I'm up for whatever, although if she wasn't around I'd probably not even notice it's halloween haha.

We normally have some friends over and play some themed games, (The Mummy race, where you rap your partner up in toilet paper, which team does it the quickest wins lol), and then watch a scary movie later in the night. We always run out of sweets [Candy for you Americans haha] as I give the kids who knock on the door loads of it Big Grin

OOh the Mummy Race sounds fun! I wish u guys lived closer u sound fun to hang out with Tongue

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02-10-2017, 09:50 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
If I won't be meeting friends then I will stay home and read or play.

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02-10-2017, 10:55 AM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
Right now, no plans. If my pub does something, I may break out my minister shirt for Halloween again. One year at a party at Applebee's (a restaurant with a bar) I wore it and pissed off a couple.

Other than that, my sister wants me to help her decorate her car for a trunk & treat. That's where you you gather the local youth (small town) and have a sort of a tailgating Halloween instead.
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02-10-2017, 12:40 PM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
Absolutely nothing... as per every year. Halloween's not a big deal Downunder. Most people here regard it as just crass commercialisation in the name of big corporate dollars. In the US last year, over $2.4 billion was spent on "candy".

I also note that it precedes a "time to remember the dead, including martyrs, saints, and all faithful departed Christians". Why would an atheist participate in what's basically an ancient, Christian-based observance?

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02-10-2017, 12:52 PM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
(02-10-2017 12:40 PM)SYZ Wrote:  Absolutely nothing... as per every year. Halloween's not a big deal Downunder. Most people here regard it as just crass commercialisation in the name of big corporate dollars. In the US last year, over $2.4 billion was spent on "candy".

I also note that it precedes a "time to remember the dead, including martyrs, saints, and all faithful departed Christians". Why would an atheist participate in what's basically an ancient, Christian-based observance?

Huh

Because it's fun Tongue And I see no reason not to take part in fun simply b/c ther may be some relation to a xtian holiday. It's just dress up, carving pumpkins, eating candy, and watching scary movies. Halloween is what you make it.

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02-10-2017, 01:08 PM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
I dress up every year. Usually as a warlock, or according to some of the kids that call, Ozzy Osbourne. It can't be too scary otherwise the younger kids start crying. I get up to a hundred kids at the door each year. This year my sister, her partner and her four daughters are coming over from Germany. It will be a first Irish Halloween for the girls so I've booked a table for the whole family at a Halloween themed gastro pub. Should be fun Tongue

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02-10-2017, 02:19 PM
RE: What are your plans for Halloween?
(02-10-2017 08:25 AM)jennybee Wrote:  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

What about you? Are you planning on dressing up? What are your plans?

My plans are the same as always: turn off the lights and hide in the basement until it's over.

I have disliked Halloween since I was a kid and my family was singled out for rude pranks.
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