Hi everybody. Okay, so I know it’s a little early for this but….
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog or even checks out my Facebook page knows how much I love Halloween.
I mean, it’s pretty much a given that months before the holiday arrives, I’ve already been thinking about it. Actually this is how it usually goes for me:
June: Thinking of different costume ideas for Halloween
July: Start searching online for cool and creepy ideas as far as decorations. Compiling those ideas and images for future use.
August: Begin buying various materials to create said decorations.
Sept: Spend free time (not that I get much) making decorations.
Oct: Putting decorations in place for the most promising effect.
Alas, sometimes I get ahead of myself and start putting out decorations early. I just can’t help it! Look, here’s a few of the ones I have out now:
As you can see, I really get into the holiday. And this is only a small amount of items I have planned. The tip of the iceberg you might day. (My husband had no idea what he was getting himself into when he married me-an author AND a Halloween junkie…)
A lot of people have asked me why I love Halloween so much (including my hubby). And to tell the truth, I never really thought about why. I just know I do. So it’s hard to give a definitive answer. But it got me to thinking:
Why do I love this holiday?
There are several aspects of this holiday that draw me in.
- The free candy. YUM.
- The costumes. FUN.
- Spooky stories. YIKES
- The decorations. COOL.
I wish I could narrow it down to just one reason but I can’t. I love everything about this ooky, kooky, and all together spooky holiday.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to Halloween above all others. I love dressing up as something other than myself.
I’ve been a clown, a witch, a fairy, a vampire (my favorite costume), a Indian princess, a gypsy, and everything in between. I was even Freddy Kruger once. (It’s amazing how oatmeal and red food coloring can transform your face, making it look burned and scarred…)
My mom always dressed up with me and my younger sister when we went trick or treating or at Halloween parties at school. It was so much fun. All 3 of us coming up with costumes, getting ready, and hitting the neighborhood streets in search of waaay too much candy. It was our tradition.
And it’s one that I continued with my kids. (Although now they are reaching teenage status and it’s not so cool for them anymore).
Thus, the HUGE Halloween party I am having at our new house. Decorations, food, music, games, prizes, and best of all, I still get to dress up with my kids.
Everyone around me agrees that I was definitely born in the right month. (Although there is a current argument that the day of my birth should have actually been the 31st of October instead of the 3rd.)
Thanks for stopping by and although it’s early, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween!