We did it right this year. Carved pumpkins with the cousins. only bought one bag of candy. dressed Callum in a hand-me-down cow costume. ducked out of trunk or treat. visited only three houses for treats.
Obviously 18 month old Callum still has no idea what is going on. However, the glow sticks, flickering jack o lanterns, and walking to houses really excited him.
My only regret regarding Halloween is that I did not dress up for work this year. Next year I will do something...as long as I don't buy anything. That's kind of my motto for Halloween.
I can tell you now...Callum will be a monkey next year because that is the hand me down costume that is waiting for him.