Buzz·Posted on 1 Oct 201913 Things I Want To Know About Halloween In AmericaSeriously America, what is candy corn?by Josie AyreBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. First off, why do you go so big at Halloween? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com Has it got some special meaning to you that I've just completely missed out on? 2. How come you start prepping for Halloween so early? @phctogenic / Via Twitter: @phctogenic I started writing this post in September! SEPTEMBER! Because I was informed by my American counterparts that they had already started to prep for the big day. If, and if, I do anything for Halloween I usually prep for it the day before at most! 3. Why do you all spend so much money on Halloween? NRF / Via nrf.com According to the National Retail Federation, the average American planned to spend an average $86.79 last year. 4. Do your dogs mind being stuffed into lil' cute costumes? Hope Reyes @hopereyes24 Guys.....I bought Halloween costumes for my dogs already 01:17 AM - 23 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite @hopereyes24 / Via Twitter: @hopereyes24 My dog would not be happy about this. 5. How did you get so damn good at pumpkin carving? elizabeth @lizzy_k_white I totally forgot about my family’s legendary pumpkin carving skills. Last year was good, but this year I’m taking it to the next level 11:59 PM - 22 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite @lizzy_k_white / Via Twitter: @lizzy_k_white You guys do some professional looking shit to those squash plants. 6. And is going to the pumpkin patch connected to Halloween or do you guys just really like pumpkins? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com What exactly do you do at a pumpkin patch? How do you pick out which pumpkin you want? Is it just a ~feeling~ you get from the pumpkin? Or is there something deeper to it? 7. Do you actually send Halloween greeting cards?! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com I barely remember to send Christmas cards?! What do you write in a Halloween card?! Like, "good luck trick-or-treating" or "I hope something scares you real good this spooky season"?! 8. Do you actually TP houses if they don't get into the spooky holiday spirit? Twitter / @TheClemReport / Getty Images / iStock / Via Twitter: @TheClemReport Does no candy really equal a clean-up the next day? 9. Are Halloween-themed gender reveals about to become a thing? Nikle @Gentry_Nicole6 Baby Gentry #2 is a... 09:14 PM - 16 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite @gentry_nicole6 / Via Twitter: @Gentry_Nicole6 10. What is candy corn?! And why is it such a hotly contested confectionary snack? pooja what is this behaviour @bi_saxy We’re coming up to that time of year again so once again I’d like to say: if you like candy corn fuck you 01:18 PM - 21 Sep 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite @bi_saxy / Via Twitter: @bi_saxy I know a simple google would answer this burning question but maybe I like to keep the mystery alive, ok? 11. Is it true that some houses actually give out super healthy snacks instead of candy? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com They are kind of cute though. 12. I want to know whether Halloween at Disneyworld and Disneyland is as incredible as it looks? View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com They have specific merch, snacks, and a shit tonne of decorations. I want in. 13. And finally, what actually constitutes as a Halloween costume to you guys? Amazon / Via amazon.co.uk Is Halloween just an excuse for you guys to dress up?