Here, children must say a poem, sing a song, or tell a joke before they get their sweets. I offered a choice -- sweets OR three tiny, but very strong, magnets. The older boys chose the magnets ("Or can we have 2 magnets 1 sweet?"); the younger children and most, but not all, of the girls chose sweets.
This is my friend Cairistiona, as (her idea) "a witch's daughter."
All the children who were trick or treating (they call it "guying" here) on their own came by -- I heard some shouting eagerly:
"Let's go to Libby's!"
It was raining hard, and windy, but I didn't hear any of them talking about THAT. They just seemed excited and proud of their costumes.
"I'm a glampire," one boy said, spreading his arms proudly and opening his bin bag cape so his princess dress showed:
Another boy -- Frankenstein's monster -- made the little magnets into ear-rings, one column on each side of his earlobes. They are so strong that they stayed on. (Pictures of the boys posted if I see their parents to ask permission before I leave.)
The island children are a creative, and charming, bunch. Here are some of the girls -- including Cupid (also her own idea):