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Trick or Treating vs. Halloween Party

When I was a kid, I looked forward to that one night a year where I got to dress up as my favorite princess, hero or villain and get a bag full of candy! Me and my cousins would walk up to strangers' homes. We would ask for candy. We would know some of the neighbors, though we would meet far more. We were between the ages of 7 and12 years old. It was the early 1980s. Not a single parent tagged behind, or even stood on the sidewalk, waving. We waited until dark, then stayed out until about 8:30 p.m., maybe 9. Maybe there was a parent or two on the periphery, but I don't remember seeing a single chaperone in our neighborhood, which was working-class, more urban than suburban and not without its considerable ghouls.

Today, trick or treating is not as exciting or riveting as it once was. Due to the increasing crime and technology in which makes crime more insidious, in many towns, trick-or-treating is regulated to occur at certain times… typically between 2 to 5 p.m., the day before Halloween (unless Oct. 31 should fall on a Saturday). City Leaders say, "We want to make sure (the trick-or-treaters) get home before dark," For this reason, parents are becoming more creative when it comes to keeping the trick or treating culture alive for their children. Some parents with smaller children, take their children to malls or they get together with co-workers or school parents and stage “trunk or treats.” Instead of going from house to house, the kids go from car to car in a parking lot. Sounds like fun…NOT!!! Ok, maybe for the smaller kids.

For families whose children vary in age or have tweens & teens, the halloween party has begun to emerge as the current trend. Mom’s are getting toghter and hosting Halloween parties that provide a night of safe food, games, fun, and of course candy for their kids!

How do you decide whose house to host the party? You don’t! Intimate party venues are just the right call. Venues like The Red Door will offer just enough space to host the perfect party. Leave the heavy lifting to The Red Door. We can create themes to excite and intice. We can also provide food that compliments your night of ghouls and goblins. The best part of it all doesn’t have to break the bank.

If you are interested in hosting a Halloween party for your family and/or friends, give us a call today to reserve your space at The Red Door. Our staff is standing by to give your guest a spooktacular time!

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