Halloween Costumes and Parties


Join our discussion of Halloween costumes and parties and hear how one Podcaster does not like the whole idea of it!!!  Halloween is a time for kids to dress up and go door-to-door or trunk-to-trunk to get candy!!!


Things we do for Halloween and here are some of the items we shared:

  • Punch/Cupcakes/fruit and veggie trays for classroom parties
  • Candy corn—a favorite for this time of year
  • Make your own costumes
  • Safety precautions—use flashlights/reflective tape/glow wands
  • Decorating your home
  • Haunted houses


  • Trick or Treat!
  • 41 million – The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2010 — children 5 to 14 — across the United States. Of course, many other children — older than 14 and younger than 5 — also go trick-or-treating.
  • 116.7 million – Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2010 — all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.
  • Jack-o’-Lanterns and Pumpkin Pies – 1.1 billion pounds – Pumpkin production by major pumpkin-producing states in 2010. Illinois produced an estimated 427 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. California, New York and Ohio were also major pumpkin-producing states, each with an estimate of more than 100 million pounds.
  • 1,177 – Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2009, employing 34,252 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 135, followed by Pennsylvania, with 111.
  • 409 – Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured non-chocolate confectionery products in 2009. These establishments employed 16,974 people. California led the nation in this category, with 45 establishments.
  • 24.7 pounds – Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010.