I know Halloween is over now but I just wanted to share a photo of the Pumpkins carved by my three lit up in the dark.
We went to the Pumpkin Parlour on Wednesday and carved our pumpkins surrounded by witches and a Dracula and to a spooky soundtrack.
Then on Halloween we put the pumpkins on the doorstep to let the locals know we were happy to accept Trick or Treaters. It’s a unwritten rule in our neighbourhood, if there are pumpkins or Halloween decorations it’s okay to call. Otherwise, they pass on by. It means the elderly people or those that don’t want to be disturbed don’t get any callers.
The kid’s didn’t go out this Halloween. They had no interest in dressing up and calling from door to door for sweets they don’t really like. My kids are weird, they like certain types of lollipops and some chocolate, preferably with no filling. We gave out sweets up until about 8pm then they stopped calling. Boo was the main door answerer. She darted to the door whenever it was knocked and handed out sweets to the callers. She was so lovely, complimenting everyone on their outfits and wishing them a Happy Halloween. I just stood in the back ground and let her get on with it.
We had a scavenger hunt which I’d downloaded. I hid the things, mostly upstairs and the kids did the hunt by torchlight. I was surprised at how much they enjoyed it, but they were really quick and it wore me out quickly as I couldn’t keep up. The final prize was three tombstones which they had to find in the garden. I’d made them into cardboard boxes and filled them wtih their favourite chocolate.
Next up, Christmas!
I saw people complaining that Christmas ads started as soon as Halloween was over, but hey, it’s November and there are not that many paydays until Christmas, especially if you get paid Monthly! Time to get those presents sorted. September is way too early, October is early, but November…I don’t mind, bring on Christmas. Especially the 3rd of December when I’m taking the girls to see The Nutcracker for their first time. I can’t wait! Oh, and while I watch this I’m watching The Polar Express!
When do you start getting ready for Christmas?