Friday's Top Ten

The top ten things about Halloween:

10. Bats

  9. Masks

  8. Costumes

  7. Candy Corn

  6. Ghosts

  5. Witches

  4. Parties

  3. Haunted Houses

  2. Jack-O-Lanterns

And the #1 thing about Halloween:

  1. Trick or Treat!


Summer Ross said…
Great list- trick or treat- right on the mark for number one. I'm small enough to still do it too...hehe.
Arlee Bird said…
Don't forget that Halloween adds several billion dollars to the U.S. economy every year. That's the kind of economic stimulus that we really need.

Tossing It Out
LR said…
I saw a real bat a few weeks ago. Sleeping peacefully on the side of a house. He was very cute.
Terry Odell said…
The saddest thing about Halloween? All the stores have already geared up for Christmas. Too soon! I mean, isn't Thanksgiving a holiday too?

I've got some Halloween fun at my blog today. :-)

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery
VR Barkowski said…
I love Halloween! On Halloween we're allowed to be anyone we want to be... even ourselves.
Linda Kage said…
Have a happy Halloween. Yum, candy.

And speaking of witches, my baby girl is dressing as a witch this year (her first halloween). She's SOOOO cute. I have pictures of her on my facebook page.
Carol Kilgore said…
Summer - Lucky you! Be sure to check all your candy :)

Arlee - I'll second that one.

LR - I've only seen a bat once, in a parking garage. It wasn't sleeping. Scared me to death.

Terry - I know. Sad. I'll be over to check out your fun!

VR - Yes!
Joanne said…
Love your list, but it needs an Addendum, maybe number 3A: CHOCOLATE! Especially with a little coffee on the side.
Just give me the candy...
Laura Eno said…
I'm really hungry now...LOL!
Great list here! Have a wonderful weekend and boo-tiful Halloween!
Ann Best said…
Great list, as always!

Brings back childhood memories, especially of haunted houses--one my friend cooked up. It was spooky!! I especially remember the macaroni for brains.

But the best was trick or treat. One elderly man in my neighborhood wouldn't give us a treat until we recited something. I think I recited a nursery rhyme. Ah...gone are those days. It was fun.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda - You'll all have a ball with First Halloween. I know she's the cutest witch ever :)

Joanne - You got it! No day is complete without chocolate and coffee.

Alex - LOL...I think you've been to my door!

Laura - And a boo-tiful Halloween to you, too :)
Holly Ruggiero said…
Bats would fall a little higher on my list, but I’ve always love bats. They are so darn cute.
Great list as usual Carol - and candy always wins. However, bats? Hate'em. Rats with wings.
Carol Kilgore said…
Ann - Happy to bring back memories for you. One man on our block had a big dog of some kind, maybe a boxer, and on Halloween the dog came with him to the door...wearing sunglasses.

Holly - Hmm...loves bats. Okay. Smiling :)

Elspeth - I think they're a little freaky, but I've never met one up close and personal.
Talei said…
I love your list! Am heading off to the shops for pumpkins and chocolates now! ;) Happy Haunting my dear!
Claudia said…
Happy Halloween, Carol!
I love this post because I love Halloween. I agree with your list ;)
And for adults, I recommend going/attending anywhere they're playing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". It's so much fun!
Talli Roland said…
Trick or treat! Yay for Hallowe'en! It's such a great time of year.

Have a happy weekend!
Lydia Kang said…
Happy Halloween! I love your list. I have heard a rumor there are Halloweed Peeps now. If that's true, it may have to be on your list next year.
Carol Kilgore said…
Talei - Happy Haunting to you!

Claudia - Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Yea for Rocky Horror!!!

Talli - I think so, too.

Lydia - I haven't heard the Peeps rumor. Next trip to the store I'm looking :)
Maryann Miller said…
So, are you going trick-or-treating? The only thing I don't like about living out here in the country is that we don't have kids out here going from door to door. The doors are too far apart. LOL
When we lived in a city, I loved seeing all the kids and their costumes.
I am so down with #7. Actually, the whole list except maybe real bats and haunted houses. I love Halloween.

Have a fun Halloween weekend!
Mason Canyon said…
Love your list. Great scary movies are good at Halloween too. Have a Happy Halloween weekend.

Thoughts in Progress
Happy Halloween I justs topped by from Theresa's blog am following u now.
Carol Kilgore said…
Maryann - No trick or treating for me. I'm the stay-here-and-hand-out-candy person. Last year I was a witch. This year maybe a gypsy fortune teller.

Theresa - So do I, complete with haunted houses :) Thanks for following. And thanks to Talli for introducing me to your blog.

Mason - Scary movies - yes. But I don't do tooooo scary :)

Joanna - Welcome to the Tiki Hut! And thanks for following. Come back any time.
notesfromnadir said…
All in the right order, too!

However, I'm w/ Mason about watching scary movies.

I always make sure that I have plenty of buttered popcorn & Coke [in a chilled glass w/ extra ice & a wedge of lemon!] & watch the original [1978] version of Halloween.
RaShelle said…
Carol - All fun stuff about Halloween. My kids are so excited. =D
Gail said…
My top ten would be chocolate, chocolate....
....and maybe a cold, cloudy, moonless night....great list!
Carol Kilgore said…
Lisa - A Halloween tradition! Have a great one.

RaShelle - I know they are. Have fun :)

Gail - I'm hoping we have some Reese's left in the bag.

Words Crafter - Oooh, yeah. And spooky music :)
Francine said…

Just another romance writer on Haunting Jaunt from Theresa's blog and now following Tiki Hut!

Have a Happy H - trick & treat for all the right reasons! ;)

Carol Kilgore said…
Welcome to the Tiki Hut, Francine. Loved the ghost horse story at your blog.
Anonymous said…
Happy Halloween! My favorite part: scary movies.
Carol Kilgore said…
A couple of others commented about scary movies being their thing, too. We now have the Tiki Hut Scary Movie Club :)