Several years ago, I lived in the middle of a very small town. On Halloween, all the families that lived miles and miles from town brought their kids to trick or treat - in the center of town. I have never seen so many children in all my Halloween days. I learned to prepare for 120 children, though I often ran out even then. I gave out wrapped popcorn balls from Act II that I bought by the case from Walmart in September, because they were so perfectly Halloweeny without being a candy overload. The rest? I made a LOT of homemade goodies, which you can still get away with in a small town - and guess what? The kids loved them! I was so amazed that I didn't even mind making an extra fifty or so and buying another carton of plastic wrap. And while I still live in the same town, I'm a mile from all the action, so I've been able to enjoy walking out with my daughter and granddaughter on Halloween for the last two years without being glued to the front door. Hope your Halloween is awesome!
Oh - the recipes! Right here. Big , Soft Pumpkin cookies, Gingerbread Witch Hats, Chocolate-Chip Snack Muffins, and fresh Apple Gingerbread, which you can make in a rectangular pan, instead of the circular cake pan, for easier wrapping. Enjoy!