Step 1: Forget that it's Halloween
Step 2: There's furious knocking at the door, answer door
Step 4: Oh Crap, there's a herd of children wanting all my candy...
Step 5: Resist the urge to yell, "All my candy is mine!"
Step 6: Rummage around to find enough candy you don't like that much to give them.
Step 7: Sprint through the house closing all the blinds and turning of all the lights
Step 8: Hide in your house while ignoring all the children who can't take a hint and eat all the candy yourselves
This year we pretty much followed the plan, except we didn't forget it was Halloween, so we knew to ignore the knocking on our door, even though our front window was open. Woops. Super awkward to ignore children begging for candy when they can see you in the window.
So we ignored all the kids, ate a ton of candy and made donuts. Bam! There were pretend costumes (a hippy and Fin) no pumpkin carving, no hayrides or haunted anything, and it was great. We may have been party poopers but we were party poopers with happy bellies full of sugar. And isn't that what Halloween is really all about?