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I love Halloween…

homemade Halloween decorations

Every year, each household in our family takes turns hosting different holidays.

Easter and Christmas are spent on the family farm with my youngest sister, her family and my mother.

Fourth of July and Thanksgiving are spend at my other sister’s house.

But, Halloween is all mine…

homemade Halloween decorations

We don’t do scary Halloween themes.  The young kids in the family wouldn’t appreciate it and I must admit that I don’t like scary costume or movies.

What I do like to focus on is making family-friendly decorations and making desserts.

Each year, I like to add to my homemade Halloween decorations.  Last year, I made paper-mache pumpkins.

This time I made witches hats using paper plates and party hats.  Simply glue them together and spray with black spray paint.  I added some black lace around the brim.  I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

This year I made homemade marshmallow pops, dipped in candy melts and sprinkles.  

Halloween sugar cookies

I also made Halloween sugar cookies.

The table runner is made of butcher paper with Halloween stamps – I like simple.

Because Halloween is a night for eating lots of sugar, I always ask my mother to bring a healthy pot of soup for us all to share before heading out to trick-or treat.

One of the reasons that I enjoy Halloween so much is the excitement of the little kids as they dress up and get ready to head out.  They don’t want to bother with eating any dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tinker Bell costume

Here is my granddaughter, Lily, in her Tinker Bell costume.  Isn’t she cute?  My daughter made her costume ๐Ÿ™‚


My daughter, Gracie, went as a medieval queen and my son, Kai, was a zombie like many boys his age this year.


My youngest sister and her family came ready to trick-or-treat.


My mother and I stayed by the fire pit in the front driveway and handed out candy.


My brother brought over my 3-year-old twin nephews who dressed up as sharks.


Lily could hardly wait to get started.


We spent much of the evening keeping warm by the fire while greeting a LOT of trick-or-treaters.

Halloween decorations

The best part of Halloween is seeing what types of candy you have received.

Lily kept playing with this lollipop without taking off the paper.  I really need to teach her about focusing on the chocolate candy bars ๐Ÿ˜‰

Halloween decorations

We had a fun evening, but it was time to get the kids to bed.

Halloween decorations

And take down the Halloween decorations…

How did you spend your Halloween?