Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday: Halloween Traditions...

So this morning I got to thinking about some of our Halloween Traditions, after reading this post. I thought I would post some of what we have been enjoying this spooky Halloween season. Ofcourse, we have to have some great holiday decor, glossy black, please...
Some reading of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe...

Time spent out-of-doors, enjoying a corn maze, a hay ride...and the most amazing apple cider +apple cider donuts ever!

Given more than about, Oh...35 "child free moments" a day, I would surely be watching anything by Alfred Hitchcock. I'm hoping to fit in atleast one viewing before Halloween!

But there are some really great movies we have been able to enjoy as a family too. The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Coraline {kinda scary, but the Fif loves it?}...well, basically anything by Tim Burton. And don't forget about the oldies, like Hocus Pocus, Goonies...and the not-so-corny, Mad Monster Party!

And we have surely been getting our fill of the Harry Potter movies {especially with the next movie comming out 11.19.10}, featuring the devilishly handsome Alan Rickman as Professor Snape. These are some of our favourite movies + books. I suppose there is a part of me that identifies with Severus a bit...but that is a topic for another post...

And we cannot forget what was probably a "first scary movie" for many of us, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! Kinda scary...but it is another Fif favourite, so we watch it often!

And the Halloween Tree...which has not yet been knocked down in a house with 4 kiddos, an albeit small, dog and regular playdates. Huzzah!

Oh, and the holiday treats! This, my dears, I will post the recipe for over the weekend. During a season that is full of sweets, this is a fun, not overly sweet, little something that will pair nicely with a savory autumn meal...

And the Pumpkin picking. We just can't have Halloween without pumpkin picking....and carving for that matter! That will be for Monday's post!

We've been having a blast this Halloween season. These traditions have helped to keep us in the Halloween spirit, even with everyone's otherwise busy shedules. We should have all of our coustumes ready to go soon, as our first party for the littles is this sunday...which will then, essentially, kick off a week long "party" where the kiddos will be wearing thier costumes to each of their activities. The week will climax with some other traditions, like the school + town Halloween Parades. Oooh...and what I hope will be a new tradition, an Adult Halloween Party on Mischief Night, thrown by two of my favourite men. I'll save our costumes, for another post.

Hope you enjoyed some of our traditons...and please, share some of yours!



  1. Wonderful. Soak it only comes once a year!!!

  2. Let me tell you, my girl is turning 3 next friday. Yesterday I posted a free printable, 3 costumes to a paper doll called Lulu, that I did for her. Maybe your girls like it too.


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