October 31, 2016 by mamacravings
Happy Halloween, y’all!
Halloween is one of my husband’s and my son’s favorite holidays. They love all things spooky and creepy. Me? Not so much. I don’t like watching the Halloween episodes of sitcoms. I try to tough it out for the boys’ sake, and by “tough it out” I mean that I sign us up for every non-scary fall event out there.
Since Halloween falls on a Monday this year, this weekend was full of related activities. In fact, I think this may be our best Halloween yet (and it’s just officially started)! We followed some old family traditions and tried a couple of new ones out.
One of our old family favorite activities has been going to a fall fest. The one we attended this year had a pumpkin patch, inflatables, food trucks and games. It was a smaller fest, but it was well done. Little Eli loved it!
A new adventure for Eli was his very first costume party. A friend’s birthday is right before Halloween, and she took full advantage with food and games of the same theme. It was the highlight of the weekend as Eli (aka Thor) drank “Ogre Snot”, decorated a glow-in-the-dark trick-or-treat bag, and was even wrapped up as a mummy.
Another new tradition for both our family and for our community was an event called “Trunk-or-Treat”. Neighbors decorated their car trunks and passed out candy to our smallest community members. It was a fun twist on the traditional trick-or-treating.
Now that we have officially reached the big day of Halloween, we are ready! Our candy bowl is full and ready for trick-or-treaters. Our pumpkin is ready to be carved. And the Thor costume is laid out and ready for a new candy quest adventure.
Y’all have fun, and be safe tonight!
What are your plans and traditions for Halloween?