Our kids are SUPER excited for tonight. With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, many families are probably celebrating all day long this year. Our neighborhood is already pretty wild on Halloween but I imagine that it will be an extra lively place this year! This year, we have permission from the City to block off our streets so there will surely be plenty of BBQs, Pumpkin Carvings, and extended families. This is in addition to the few hundred kids that are generally dropped off each year to go trick or treating in our neighborhood. Yes, we are one of those neighborhoods!! ;)
Living in a neighborhood like ours certainly makes Halloween fun for everyone (kids and adults). Kids get to enjoy plenty of candy and usually a few haunted houses, and adults are often offered beer and/or wine at certain houses!! But I must admit, the frugal side of me cringes at the added expense. :) We usually buy three large bags of candy at Costco and, even then, we usually run out before the night is over. This year, in anticipation of a larger crowd, we bought 5 bags!!
Excluding the kids costumes, a few new Halloween decorations, we spent $90 on candy this year. That is $90 that won't go to buy more dividend paying stocks. But the truth is, even though we are willing to remain frugal and penny pinch in other areas, we aren't willing to scale back our Halloween fun. The joy and excitement on our kids faces during Halloween time is reason enough for us to adjust our budget in other categories to make it all work. :)
Wishing all of our readers and fellow DGI bloggers a Fa-BOO-lous Halloween!!