Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trick or Treat from Chelsea!

Photo by Leslie Surel. Copyright 10/31/06Happy Halloween! My little fairy princess and king have been counting the days until Halloween since the end of September. And it seems to be a week long celebration around here. My son's preschool had a party last week, and my 2nd grader will be joining her classmates for a costume parade and party this afternoon. Halloween is one of those holidays that are fun all over again once you become a parent!

Trick or Treating for Halloween in Chelsea takes place from 4:00 until 6 p.m. (Don't ask me.... I agree that it's a strange time, and awfully inconvenient for working parents, too. When I was a kid we didn't even *start* trick or treating until after dinner.) Afterwards, there is a party on the lawn of the McKune Memorial Library, sponsored by the Chelsea Kiwanis. This is the new location for the annual that previously took place in the Common Grill parking lot.

This year we are going to try something a little different than hitting up neighbors for goodies. We plan to trick or treat our way downtown Chelsea to meet some friends, check out Cole Funeral Home and local merchants, then spend some time at the party at the library. Up until this year, my children have not had enough stamina for all that fun -- YES... it was the kids, not me who got tired first (for once). So it will be fun to try something new.

Trick or Treating Hours in the Area:
In case you want to go out a little later, here are the posted hours for trick or treaters in communities in our area:
  • Ann Arbor: 5-8 p.m.
  • Chelsea: 4-6 p.m. - Party afterwards on library lawn
  • Dexter: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Manchester: 5-7 p.m. - Downtown merchants. Stop at the red mill for free caramel apples.
For other communities, see the Trick or Treat list from the Ann Arbor News.

And you?
I know there are a lot of lurkers that read my blog. Now's your chance come out of hiding and add a comment. What are you and/or your kids doing for Halloween this year? More importantly, what is your favorite Halloween treat? Me? I love Almond Joys and anything with dark chocolate. :-p


Sarah said...

I agree that Chelsea's preset hours for trick-or-treating are awfully inconvenient for working families. Even with my leaving work early today I won't get home until 4:30 or later.

My biggest gripe, however, is that the afternoon trick-or-treating hours eliminate what I always thought was the best part about Halloween: walking around in the dark. Jack-o-lanterns and strings of lights just don't have the same effect when the sun is still blazing away. I always thought it was so special to be outside after dark. All the decorations looked so cool. Now, it's like, why even bother putting a candle in one's pumpkin? The shining sun overpowers everything.

Mazenbloo said...

You mean there are things other than chocolate?

bluefrogmama said...

Not me, I love the trick-or-treat hours. I love knowing that we can be home as a family in time for dinner and that there is time to settle down before bedtime. I'm sure it is inconvient for most working parents but it is the same time each every year which should give those who need it ample time to get out of work early enough. I hope they don't change it.

And my favorite candy is anything with chocolate, yum! Well, except chocolate covered raisins, that's a waste of good chocolate!