Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!

Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!


Did I ever tell you about our little outing right outside our door steeps yet?


No? Well, we’ve hadn’t been Trick or Treating in our neighbourhood before, as we’ve seem to have celebrated this occasions with friends in other areas near us or afar. The year before we went to Hackney, London, and the year before that was in Hitchin but it was not outside our doorstep, and the year before that was in Stotford, Bedfordshire.


I think I’d like to do this tradition every year – wherever it may be. I’d like to explore other areas/ towns if possible. It is rather exciting not just for the kids but also for me too! I do have a little kid inside me – always. 😉


Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!


This year, we have the accompanied of the Mountain Warehouse wind up lantern to help us see in the pitch dark night. It is also act as a precaution for our littles for other people to see them if they do rushed off crossing the road. Trick or Treat can be exciting but some safety precautions is also a must. Evelyn insisted she would take charge of this patrol.


This lantern is so handy as it doesn’t use any batteries non of any sort. All you need to do to get it working is wind it up to install the energy inside it and switch the lantern on when needed. And when it runs out you just need to wind it up again. Clever isn’t it?!



We discovered some lovely Halloween decorations outside people’s front door. I was so impressed by it all. People are so friendly and really did put an effort into this festivity and it really does put up the spirt of it all! (No pun intended.)


Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!

Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!

Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!


There was also a man who wore the phantom of the opera custom and opened his window and give sweeties out when kids come around. When the went away, he played the most beautiful phantom of the opera music on his piano too! Wow!

People chatted with him and ask where he came from as he did had an accent. He said he is from California and his wife is from Greece. They both works in London. Then one of us shouted: “And you end up in Sunny Hitchin!” Haha


It was a great evening.



Thank you Mountain Warehouse wind up lantern for keeping us save and sound during our Halloween outings. P.S. The lantern is now on sale for £14.99 – that 50% off the original price which was £29.99! Bargain!  


Did you go out to Halloween Trick or Treating at your doorsteps too?


We also done a short video for you to have a look too! Check it out here.


Thank you for reading.


Su x


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Our Hitchin Halloween Trick or Treating 2017!


*This is a collaborative post.


This post is linked with: #adventurecalling



Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 04/12/2017 / 1:03 pm

    Looks so much fun and my son’s favourite bit would be the Phantom of the Opera guy as he just loves all things about that show

    • 04/12/2017 / 10:45 pm

      Oh yes! The Phantom of the Opera guy was brillant! I was so impressed!

  2. 04/12/2017 / 1:25 pm

    We live on a dead end private road with mostly seasonal cottages that are deserted by October so trick or treating here is not really an option. Last year we went to my sister’s neighborhood to trick or treat and had a fabulous time! That was our plan this year too; however three days before Halloween a huge storm came through and most of the state was without power… for days. Luckily my mom’s neighborhood was just fine and she offered to let us all start at her house. So both of my sisters, our husbands, kids and parents all gathered together for a warm meal before starting out trick or treating wandering up and down all the roads in a good 4 or 5 block radius from my mom’s. We had a great time and found that many houses were decorated to the hilt and so many of those handing out candy even offered some to the adults! It was a very fun night.

    • 05/12/2017 / 8:51 am

      Oh no! What bad timing! Glad you managed to get to your mum’s house and was able to do the trick or treating. I would be so gutted, if I couldn’t go. Haha I loved it when all the adults also get involved in the festivity too. I hope you didn’t have too much sweeties! 😉 I know I’ve pinched some from E&E bags. lol! x

  3. 04/12/2017 / 2:13 pm

    We went locally and some of the houses had really done such fantastic jobs at decorating. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 05/12/2017 / 8:52 am

      It is such a fun night to get to know your neighbourhood a little bit more.

  4. 04/12/2017 / 2:35 pm

    Aww what a fab Halloween you had. You’re neighbours had made a real effort haven’t they. I think i’s Have jumped out of my skin if I’d have opened the door and phantom of the opera came on with a man standing there haha i’m Scared of the dark so those lanterns look a Greta buy for walking round nd and also the have camping. Such a lovely post i’ve Been lots of different places too! Mandy #Explorerkids

    • 05/12/2017 / 8:55 am

      Oh yes! They did. I’m so impressed. Haha The phantom of the opera guy was very friendly and a very talented pianist. Oh yes, the lantern was very helping – there were a few places where it was pitched black! :/

  5. 04/12/2017 / 4:24 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time trick and treating. We were in Jordan for Halloween this year so didn’t get to trick and treat! The boys missed it #explorerkids

    • 05/12/2017 / 8:57 am

      It was great fun. Never mind – perhaps next year you’ll be around for Halloween. xx

  6. 04/12/2017 / 5:56 pm

    Halloween is rather a new tradition in Italy and honestly I prefer our Carnival. We will probably get out doing trick or treat as soon as my little one grows a little bit older and all his friends will be talking about Halloween.

    • 05/12/2017 / 8:58 am

      We were going to go Italy for our Half-term too, but the flight was cancelled so we decided to stay put. But I do love the sound of the carnival. Sound like great fun! x

  7. 04/12/2017 / 5:57 pm

    Wow your neighbourhood really got into the Halloween spirit! We went out and although it was good there definitely wasn’t as many house participating this year. Love the Phantom of the Opera guy! What a nice touch. Thank you for sharing! #explorerkids

    • 05/12/2017 / 9:00 am

      Yes! They really did. I was so impressed! I know the Phantom of the Opera guy was our fav! x

  8. 04/12/2017 / 6:26 pm

    It amazes me how big Halloween is nowadays . When I was little no-one went Trick or Treating and nowadays it’s a big social event in our neighbourhood. We also dressed up this year and it was a fun (and cold!) Evening. #explorerkids

    • 05/12/2017 / 9:02 am

      It is a really great way to get to know your neighbour isn’t it. I love it. luckily for us – it wasn’t too cold. When I went to my friend’s town two years ago, there neighbourhood got together and gave out free pumpkin soups! It was so lovely!

  9. 04/12/2017 / 9:28 pm

    I get really excited about Halloween and trick or treat night – I’m a big kid at heart and love eating the sweets if I’m honest! Think my kids are a bit embarrassed I’m the only mum on the street who nicks their sweets! #explorerkids

    • 05/12/2017 / 9:04 am

      I get excited too. Oh! You are so naughty! lol! You are not alone though. I eat my kids’ sweeties too! lol! x

  10. 04/12/2017 / 10:29 pm

    Nothing like an outing right outside our door steps on Halloween! Our hood in Holland park takes itself so seriously, all the houses are decorated magnifiscently and scarily! My boys would love the lantern, definitely an item for all wintery days when it gets dark already 4pm! Thank you Su!

    • 05/12/2017 / 9:06 am

      The lantern was great. I think I’ll now also take it to school when I pick them up. I can imagine how Holland Park would dressed itself up for Halloween. Sound like a good place to go trick or treating too 🙂 x

  11. 12/12/2017 / 1:45 pm

    We love Halloween. It is really the beginning of the Holiday season and the kick-off to fall. We love the parties and going to the pumpkin patches and apple orchards. The community really comes together and makes it a great safe holiday for kids. #adventurescalling

  12. 19/12/2017 / 8:47 pm

    Trick or treating is a great little tradition, isn’t it? I love it that you’re aiming to try it around a few different areas too. What a great way to see a few more places. The lanterns looks great too.Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling . I hope you can again when we open again tomorrow morning.

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