I’ve never really been big on Halloween. As somebody completely obsessed with Christmas, I’ve just seen it as a stepping stone to the festive season starting. In past years I’ve enjoyed dressing up for a drunken night out.
But since having the children, I’ve started appreciating it more and getting involved with fancy dress, pumpkin carving and spooky films.
One tradition I don’t take part in is trick or treating. I don’t find the idea of knocking on strangers’ doors with my children when it’s dark outside a very safe concept.
Luckily there’s plenty of fun things to do that don’t involve knocking on doors. This year was the first time I’ve been to pick my own pumpkin, which was a great experience for us as a family.
The children loved getting dressed up over the weekend. Cameron was a skeleton and Carly was a pumpkin. Unfortunately as Benjamin is so small still, his Halloween sleepsuit didn’t fit him. Next year we will be making up for it with a suitably cute/spooky costume for him!
On Sunday the children went over to my mum’s for a Halloween themed celebration complete with apple bobbing and a spooky spread.
I’m definitely beginning to enjoy Halloween more but I can’t deny the fact that the most exciting part of it being Halloween today means that from tomorrow the Christmas countdown is well and truly on….