I love Halloween! It’s such a super-fun holiday and I like that there are no participation requirements. You can go as big or as little with it as you want.
When I was a kid I loved dressing up, carving our pumpkin, and trick-or-treating. When I got older I loved going to Universal Studios and getting super scared! It was pretty thrilling! (I actually think it is a healthy thing to face fears on a superficial “pretend” level.)
Now that I have children of my own I want them to have fun Halloween memories. Unfortunately in my neighborhood the trick-or-treating is almost non-existent. Most families go to the older neighborhoods with the big super-decorated houses for their trick-or-treating so it means that around here we can knock on six doors before we get someone to open. Ho hum. No fun. So I decided to throw a Halloween party this year for our friends.
Sorry, for privacy purposes I can’t post many pictures! But here’s a safe one of the kids crafting at our dining room table.
We had a jumper of course. I never throw a party without a jumper because I want all of that “running around” kid energy outside of the house!
Because of All Saints Day on Nov 1, Halloween is when all the spirits and ghouls come out and you dress like them and play like them so that they pass you by. Almost like, “I’m not afraid of you! Ha!” So I’ve never had any sort of personal conflict over the holiday.
Have a wonderful day!