Do you celebrate at all? Do you put up a sign saying 'no trick or treaters - we aren't American' (I knew a woman that did that). Do you hand out ribbons to the neighbours so you know where to knock? Do you just tick or treat? Do you not trick or treat but have a party, a la the Europeans?
Do you just read some scary stories or carve a pumpkin?
We do pretty much party, decorate the house BIG TIME and I have about 25 Halloween themed stories. And we carve the pumpkin. We don't however trick or treat. I am apparently the meanest mum on the planet. I got into it in France (EuroDisney went mad) and they dress up & have parties, but don't trick or treat cos it's a little uncool to ask people for stuff (or so I was told). I like that idea so that's how we celebrate...
I love doing horror movie marathons on Halloween. This year I'm thinking about doing a Walking Dead marathon instead of movies. I pick a theme each year, have a few friends over and pile through movie after movie. It's a great way to relax with friends and enjoy the holiday.
I find it WAY too Americanized. I usually forget and have nothing for visiting children. A friend started having a party every year so I dress up ( a little bit) for that and it has become a tradition. But I still think it's rubbish.