I’ve always loved spooky things so with Halloween approaching I’m in my element. Every year we celebrate Halloween, why not ! It’s so much fun and the more spooky the better in my opinion. I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm for the occasion but at our house we love it. The decorations went up on October 1st and scary movies (and not so scary for the kids) have become a part of our family movie nights.
I love that the shops are full of spooky decorations, costumes, accessories and food. I’m an absolute sucker for a gimmick, you stick a picture of a pumpkin or a monster on a product and I’m going to buy it. Over the last few years the shops have started selling a wider range of things to help celebrate Halloween. This makes me very happy and I always make sure I budget for a few new things to add to our collection.
The kids don’t need new costumes this year, last years fit perfectly well so we’ve been planning what we are going to do on the actual night. Chris usually takes the kids around our neighbours houses to Trick or Treat, I stay home answering the door to hand out spooky treats. Once they are home we are going to drive over to my cousins, she decks her front garden out with ghosts and ghouls. It looks amazing. There will be lots of spooky treats at tea time too, followed by some frightening deserts. I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the kids.
As well as planning what to do on Halloween night I’ve been writing about the subject too. I’ve written a guide on How To Celebrate Halloween On A Budget, Listed Halloween Events taking place locally to us and the Best Scary Movies to watch. I have also spent time hiding behind a cushion watching some horror movies, I do love a movie that makes me jump.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Celebrate.