My partner and I love halloween. Last year we both got dressed up and dressed up our dogs and sat in the driveway with a basket of candy. We had very few kids come for candy. I though it was because we are a lesbian couple, but my partner thought it was because we were new to the neighborhood. So this year, we went all out with decorations in hopes of attracting more kids. We covered the bushes with webs, made huge fake tombstones, put out our carved pumpkins, fake rats and bats and candles. We also had a fog machine. It looked amazing. We were both so excited. Unfortunately it did not help us get any kids for trick er treating. There were kids that obviously wanted to come over to our yard, but their parents would not let them. I think we had 4 kids when my grandma who lives next door had 20-30 kids. It was very upsetting. I do not think I will bother decorating next year. I guess I just needed to vent.