When I was a child, we would dress up in our costumes and our parents would drive us to our neighbours houses (we lived in the country). We would get big paper bags full of treats - a lot of them home-made. (candy apples, popcorn balls, etc). As we got a bit older, we would make the drive into town and go house to house while our parents followed along in the car. We always went with family and friends.
Nowadays, we dress up in costumes along with our children and go trick or treating in town! We like to go in groups of people - friends, family, cousins - the more the merrier! This year the dogs are coming too! We all walk together and go house to house laughing and having a great time - even when it is cold out and we are bundled up in our winter clothing. The kids rush home and dump out all of their goodies into a huge pile on the floor and spend time checking it out and tasting all the yummy treats. At Halloween we also like to go to family dances, carve pumpkins and roast pumpkin seeds! Oh and I take tons of pictures of everybody all dressed up. :)