There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.
~ Robert Brault
It’s almost time for the little ghosts & goblins to come out to play. Are you ready? I must confess- this year I’ve been slow in preparing for Halloween. Today I’m finally buying pumpkins to carve and decorations to put outside. Better than never! Our oldest has a Dorothy costume but has since decided it’s too “babyish” for her. I (mean mother that I am) am not buying another one; she will have to work with what she has in the costume trunk. Our two year old will (hopefully) be out and about as her favorite character – Minnie Mouse. Every year, I secretly wish for a big Halloween bash so I have an excuse to dress up too. None of you invited me to your parties, so I guess I will have to wait until next year.
Personally, I love Halloween movies. My favorite is Hocus Pocus. Last year I introduced our oldest to this Halloween flick, and now she loves it too. We watch the Halloweentown series every year on the Disney channel and its something we both really look forward to. Our little one now loves Spookley the Square Pumpkin. And of course The Great Pumpkin is an old standby. Each Halloween I make a big pot of chili and corn bread. My husband’s parents and sister come over, we have dinner, and then we take turns handing out candy and walking around the neighborhood with the kids. Of course sorting through the loot is the best part of the night!
What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions and memories? Any exciting plans this year? Share them with us!