When we lived in our former house it was more in the country. The driveways were very long and when the kids were little they would get winded. I thought of the idea to bring the candy to the end of the driveway to make things easier. From that came a few decorations and after that a full on haunted house.
Some years are more involved than others. The heavy lifters are in college but the 7th grader still gets a kick out of it. So we keep a collection of creepy crawly things and my husband leads the charge to scare the crap of out of the little kids.
And here's Mr. Innocent with a perfectly non-scary corn stalk. But I guarantee he'll tie it to somethin' creepy. We've got lots of great candy at the end of the brick walkway if you d-a-r-e to walk to through the haunts!