Is it possible to be the Grinch on October 31st. I believe it is.
We have lived here ten years. Not once have we given out treats. We turn off the yard light, the inside lights and so far no one comes to the door.
There are different sites around town where younger kids can go and have fun with adult supervision. One place is the fair grounds.
Many years ago, I always wore some stupid costume and gave out candies. That was when our kids were little and we enjoyed it. We also had Great Danes, one at a time, and they startled the strangers. The neighbor kids loved Bruno, Brutus, Beauregard and Zeus. Now our two little barkers love everybody after they have arrived inside but not so much when they approach the porch.
So we will have another quiet night, ignoring a tradition.