A few years back I talked my neighbours into having a Halloween barbeque.They liked it so much that we now do it regularly together with any other neighbours who like to join.We have a fire and roast sausages,last year I made a green jelly with jelly worms in it which succeded in looking so revolting that it won the halloween most revolting loooking dish award but although it tasted great noone wantd to eat it because it was too
revolting to eat (the worms went all slippery in the jelly).
The kids dress up themselves,they´re supposed to try and make something up.Last year Joel dressed up as a mad doctor and Ced as his monster.That was rather funny,too.
After the eats,the kids go tricks or treating in the neighbourhood in a gang and then play outside in the dark and come to warm up at the fire and stuff themselves with sweets.When the fire burns out,we drag them back inside and plonk them in a hot bath and then bed.
Us grownups sometimes have a little mulled wine then because we can be irresponsible.
It´s still magic even if you know how it´s done.