When I was little, I lived in the sticks. We couldn't go trick-or-treating unless we were invited to go with a group in a car, because the houses were too far apart. That was fun, and our church had a big party every year that was also fun (and since the church party was always the Sunday before Halloween, some years we got to do both), but now that I'm an adult, I can organize my own Halloween parties. I don't drink much, but I love putting on fantastic costumes, playing neat music, making delicious food, and catching up with everyone.
So it's been one of those holidays that's gotten even better as I've gotten older.