this is Halloween... Halloween, Halloween.

November 01, 2010 Candace Morris 7 Comments

I am a planner.  I suppose several of you may know this about me already, but I just love it.  I excel at it. That being said, I realize how this need to plan tends to wear on me during the Holidays.

Because its officially THE HOLIDAYS.

But one thing I love about Halloween is that I tend to not plan it at all.  Don't get me wrong, I love celebrating it, but I just don't obsesses like I do with Thanksgiving and even more so, Christmas.  There are no menu spreadsheets, shopping lists, budgets, wrapping schedules, cooking chores, gifts to make, or movies to make sure I see.  Halloween is just totally open.

This year was no different, but what I loved about it was that my household rallied pretty last minute and pulled off an intimate family party, complete with decorations and cool food.  I was super excited to hand out candy because we've never lived in a neighborhood that did so...and everyone laughed when that first tricker-treater rang the doorbell because I jumped out of my skin and ran over to the door.  I threw it open and screamed "Happy Halloweeeeeennn!!!" Since I dressed up as a drunk 50's house-wife, it seemed right.  I am sure they were scared, but after I overloaded their sugar receptacles and closed the door, I exclaimed that I hadn't had a surge of that much pure joy in way too long.

ghosts

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We made paper ghosts.
(idea found here)

cinnamon candy apples
We made cinnamon candy apples
(idea found here)
and we made Halloween Blondies
(idea found at Martha.  Of course)


crying pumpkin by joel
heart eyes by candace


We carved small pumpkins...



We dressed up.

That was fun.








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