So today, a book from my youth popped in my head and I am going to pull a dad (The Promise) and ask you all what book it is. I know we owned it for a long time and I hope mom and dad still have it.
Here are the details I remember:
-A kid (or maybe 2 or 3), are dressed up for Halloween, one is a ghost I think, and they run into like a real Halloween party in the woods.
-They see real moster or goblin-like creatures having a party and cook out and kind of try to blend in.
-I remember as a child being particularly impressed by a scarab beetle of some sort, I don't know the role of the scarab beetle, but I remember a picture of it.
-I remember one of the goblin like things (with a read shirt and orange hair) getting sick or having a stomach ache or something.
-The book was one of those really beautifully illustrated books (not cartoonish), and had a very distinct smell. You know how all books have some sort of smell and some are stronger then others? This one had a strong one.