First, I just want to say THANK YOU to Sophie for letting me write this post! I’m so excited to be doing my first ever guest post, and about one of my favorite things, too! Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year; maybe it’s something about the costumes, or the fact that fall is finally here, but I get SO excited every year!
When I was younger, I used to celebrate with trick or treating, like most kids, and in college I used to go to parties, but now that I’m an adult, it varies. Last year, I went to a party at a friend’s house. This year, I’m throwing a party at work (I’m an event planner for a bar). To me, Halloween is all about getting in the cozy, spooky season, putting on some festive attire, and eating your weight in pumpkin-flavored goodies!
I decorate my house pretty early; I actually have a few things out already. Nothing huge, just some glittery, spooky knick knacks, some canvas pumpkins, candles, etc. The thing that really gets me in the mood for Halloween is burning fall scented candles. Yankee Candle is my favorite, but since they’re a bit pricey, I’d also recommend Target!
Baking also really gets me in the mood. Fun fact: You can use pumpkin puree as a substitute for oil and butter! This is one of my favorite tricks for fall baking – it makes things a little healthier, and a lot more delicious! Some of my favorite recipes: pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin muffin, and there’s a pumpkin chocolate chip bread someone made for church group last night that I’m DYING to try!
Lastly, let’s talk about the best part: COSTUMES! Some people like to go really scary. I am NOT one of those people! Last year, I dressed up with my (now ex-) boyfriend as Jim and Pam from the office. No, my boyfriend is not John Krasinski; I’m just pretty good with Photoshop. The year before that, I did Glinda and Elphaba with Wicked from a friend. I also did Pippi Longstocking. Have FUN! Get creative! Any TV or book character you love is a great place to start. (So is Pinterest).
In terms of making plans, there’s no right or wrong thing to do. If you’re not into parties, staying home for a Halloweentown movie marathon with your friends is a great idea. Make some fun spooky snacks! Oreo spiders, finger hot dogs, dip shaped into a skull…once again, I’m going to emphasize Pinterest.
Halloween is just about having fun, dressing up, and eating as much Halloween candy as you want! Don’t stress about what everyone else is doing – just have fun with your friends in the ways that you enjoy!
If you enjoyed this post, I’d really appreciate you coming to check out my blog, Fearlessly Kate. I’m also doing Blogtober over there (and may have to include some fall recipes…), and I’d love it if you gave me a read and told me what you think.
Happy Halloween everyone! Stay spooky!
A big thank you to Kate for writing this post! Hopefully she has inspired you to do more this Halloween and just have fun!
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