Here are a few things I learned this year:
1) It's nice to be able to see the kids while trick-or-treating. This delayed time change made that possible.
2) Never give a little pirate a sword. Even a foam sword. They will use it to hit their siblings, other kdis and little furry animals.
3) When traveling in a group (7 kids and 4 adults) never expect the bigger kids to wait for the younger one's. They know whats going on and the faster you get them done, the more houses you can hit.
4) Never buy your 6 year old daughter a 3 foot long wig. It will not stay on her head and end up being carried half the time.
5) Teach your kids to say "Trick or Treat" and "Thank You" not "Trick or Treat, small my feet."
6) Let them know that Halloween is the only time it's acceptable to see bloodied body parts all over someone's lawn.
7) Never leave the temp. tattoos out overnight. You will wake up with kids who have tattooed their faces AND water all over your floor.
8) Teach them to disregard that the other 364 days of the year, they are not allowed to talk to strangers, let alone take candy from them or ring their doorbells.
9) Never leave the candy down. You will wake up to kids who have fed themselves breakfast already.
Above all, have fun and get candy.