This year I've decided to set the table for this evening and next since I am unsure as to when "the veil between the world's" actually lifts and is thinnest - is it through this evening, All Hallows Eve, into Halloween or is it from Halloween through All Soul's Day on Nov 1st? In past year's I've only set the table Halloween night.
I know to some of you this may sound odd, but since my daughter passed , it gives me great comfort to do this. I set out a mug of hot cocoa for her along with Halloween candy and sometimes a Halloween toy or book and something to eat along w/her drink.
I also set a place for my Nana with a mug of black coffee (how she liked it), and cups of tea for my Grandma and Mother-in-Law and plates of some desert food to eat. (This year I've put out Little Debbie Pumpkin cookies).
This year I've also set out apples and pommegrante in case another way ward soul passes thru without family and would like something.
(I am Catholic but very eclectic in my faith and how I keep it!)