Halloween isn’t one day. It’s a lifestyle. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know that that reads a little cheesy but my home is decorated for Halloween 365 so I don’t put up or take down any decorations inside of my house. My outdoor decorations are a bit modest in comparison. A few peeping lights in the bushes, a wreath, and pumpkins. I do like the little pumpkin holders that I have. One is a skeleton body and one is a spider body.
Halloween is also a season that for the last five years my fella and I have celebrated throughout October with trips to our nearby theme parks, Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion, and local farms to pick out pumpkins. This year we attended one party at a neighbor’s house which was fun because he’s part of a paranormal investigation team so they take Halloween quite seriously! So seriously that the party was the second weekend of October to enable their Halloween to be free for “work”. Tonight we’re heading out to a friend’s party so our holiday hasn’t quite ended.
We, of course, also got married on October 26th which was the best way to kick off the week of Halloween (a more detailed post to come but I’m still catching my breath!) My best friend and I also had the best time at my bridal shower which included a theme park haunt event. The month has been go! go! go! so I was really looking forward to a relaxing Halloween night at home.
I started my morning by giving a tour of Hollywood Cemetery to my best friend and daughter who is being home-schooled. The leaves are just starting to change and the place looks amazing! I then went to see The Book of Life at the movie theater. I was the ONLY person in the theater! Then when I arrived home, my new husband mentioned that he wanted to see his friend’s band play right down the road. After handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, we head to Ashland Coffee & Tea to see The Taters Noche De Los Papas Halloween Show. Their entire set was Halloween related and they even admitted that some of the songs were a stretch. From theme songs to The Munsters and Scooby Doo, and versions of Zombie Jamboree, You Put A Spell On Me, Monster Mash, it was the perfect Halloween night listening music. This is exactly what I want the world to be like everyday-- folks dressed up in costumes, people playing silly pranks while laughing, neighbors handing out candy, everyone simply having fun. I don’t understand why the holiday ends and everyone’s sense of whimsy goes *POOF* along with it. The night ends and everyone forgets that on one day, Halloween, they loved my bat décor and jewelry. But as Dickens writes, I will honor Halloween in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Okay, that’s a slight paraphrase but you get the gist.