Friday Happy Hour: Your First Halloween

1. Even though she's not aware of it, today marks my daughter's first Halloween, and her bumble bee costume is ready to go. I think my first costume was a pumpkin, which I followed up on subsequent Halloweens with Big Bird and a purple Honker. What was yours?

2. A couple years ago, I kept a running diary of all my trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, I got held up at work and only was around for four knocks on the door. Here was one of them:

"8:45pm: I just had my second visitor: a middle-schooler wearing a red t-shirt with the words "Skittles Candy" lazily ironed on. Even if executed brilliantly, this was a crappy costume. She was half-assing Halloween in every respect. Never even said trick-or-treat. To be fair, she couldn't say anything to me, since she was talking on her cell phone. She took one Butterfinger. I did not offer her more."

How are the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood?

3. Speaking of treats, what's your single favorite kind of candy?

4. Speaking of tricks, what's the most memorable prank you ever pulled on someone (doesn't have to be Halloween related).

And don't forget to send us your Halloween photos— Ransom Riggs will be posting our favorites next week. It'll be hard to top Paul & Stacy Conradt's Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Have a look:

[Stacy wanted to give special thanks to the woman who made that pie purse. Here's a link to her Etsy shop.]

How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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