Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Hallowe'en at Microsoft is a very family-oriented affair.
The parents love it because the kids are in a safe environment;
the kids love it because instead of having to go from house to house,
you just have to walk to the next office,
and then there's a big party in the cafeteria afterwards.
Though it does lead to some misconceptions on the part of the younger
the result of extrapolation from too few data points.
I remember a colleague of mine who brought his young daughter to work
A conversation with "Cathy" some days later went like this:
"Do you know where your daddy works?"
"He works at Microsoft."
"Do you know what your daddy does at work?"
"He walks around and gets candy."