Halloween in Ladera Heights - Costumes and Decorations
Halloween is a very big holday in Ladera Heights. In upper Ladera you will find houses decorated for that spooky effect. You will find significant displays of spooky yard decorations and many residents answer their door on Halloween in freigtening costumes. Over the years, word has gotten out that Ladera Heights is a good community for trick-or-treating and many parents from the West side of Los Angeles and Southern California bring their children here. Last year I gave out more than 1,000 pieces of candy and I ran out. This year I have three times as much, ready to go.
This page has tips for the residents of Ladera Heights on finding the right decorations and supplies, and how to get into the Halloween spirit economically.
Halloween Costumes and DecorationsYou can find Halloween decorations from many sources, with basic items available from grocery stores and drug stores. For greater selection you should look to specialty stores or buy online. In the weeks prior to Halloween, stores devoted to costumes and decorations usually spring up, and promptly close the first week in November. These stores appear in malls and other locations with vacencies, and because they are short lived, i can't tell you, or even guess where they will be this year. Craft stores and some home decorating stores are another good sources for Halloween supplies.
Haloween CandyIn 2004 I gave out more than 1,000 pieces of candy and I ran out. If you are near the top of the upper part of Ladera Heights, you will likely give out between 1,500 and 2,000 pieces of candy, depending on weather and other factors. Keep this in mind when you choose the candy your purchase - you will want to get big bags with lots of pieces. Good sources for candy are Costco, and Riteaid, and Walgreens, but look for the sales. You can order in bulk online from CandyWarehouse.com. You can also stock up on candy after Halloween, for the next year, at a savings of 50-75% (yes, that means you can pay 1/4, the pre-hallween price). But if you do this, you need to select hard candies, which will last the year until the following Halloween.
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