After three years of participating in Leeward's Halloween trick or treating, Fleur de Lys Villa finally made it on the map! The last couple of years we disappointingly watched little ghouls and goblins pass us by, despite the lantern lit drive and open front door. Looks like the Leeward neighborhood's Halloween spirit and reputation has grown, and Sandpiper Avenue's in particular. The most trick or treaters in years passed tallied around 25, we delighted to see that number triple this year!
So much fun to have the streets full of costumed kids laughing, "boo!"-ing eachother, holding hands or bound in big groups in anticipation of an unexpected fright from any direction.
Our ghost did a great job of welcoming everyone at the gates!
Our first trick or treaters (pictured above) arrived around 5pm, receiving big handfuls of treats as I recalled the weeks worth of leftover candy in years past. I soon wished I had not been so generous as I looked into our fast emptying bowl! I had to resort to giving away plastic spiders from the decor while waiting for candy reinforcements! The back up supply arrived just in the nick of time as a few clever kids had figured out how to open the front gates. Our final trick or treater, miss adorable below, had just missed the last treat by seconds, but she was kind enough to share her bag of goodies with us instead!