I love everything about fall.
Remember an older post, Hello Fall? I just love the excitement of a new season! The cozy sweaters, the changing of the leaves, and the crisp air are a welcome change from summer.
I was born to celebrate every single holiday and Halloween is no exception. With less than a week left until the big day, here are 8 ways to get into the Halloween spirit…..
As soon as October approaches,even before the weather turns cooler, I decorate. My normally neutral-colored house transforms into an explosion of fall colors. Most of my things I’ve collected through the years. TJ Maxx and Michael’s always have festive items that are inexpensive. Even something as simple as a pumpkin or a fall coffee mug seems so festive!
2. Carve a Pumpkin
It’s been forever since I carved a pumpkin….but I did it this year! Although messy, it’s so rewarding. Carving pumpkins brings back so many childhood memories. I’ve recently walked out into my yard barefooted, at night, just to sneak a peek at that glowing pumpkin face! And for some reason unbeknownst to me, I save the pumpkin seeds and then forget to roast them.Every. Single. Time.
3.Wear Orange and Black
The entire week before Halloween, I bring out the orange and black. It’s the only time it’s acceptable to overdose on those two colors together. It’s also the only time to wear bones or a spider bracelet without looking completely freaky.
4.Listen to Halloween Music
The couple of weeks before the big day, I blast Halloween music constantly. The Halloween Party station on Pandora is my absolute favorite. And every time Thriller comes on…(never mind; I’ll never admit to dancing like a zombie.)
5.Binge-Watch Scary Movies
Halloween is the only time of year that I don’t mind having the pants scared off me. There are so many favorite scary movies to cram into one month! I love the newer movies as well as the older ones. Just make sure to watch the scary movies when you have company; not when you are home alone.
6.Indulge in Scary Treats
The amount of candy I want to eat during October is the thing that’s the scariest. Make sure to read my post about Candy Hangovers. Even with the mountains of sweet treats, at least for a couple of days, don’t worry about the calories. Live it up! Halloween is for baking tacky cupcakes with black and orange sprinkles and for making hot dog mummies. If inspiration is needed, Pinterest is full of fun ideas for Halloween goodies.
7.Reminisce about the Old Trick-or-Treating Days
As you know, I document everything. Thankfully, my mom did the same when took pictures of past Halloweens. It’s so fun to look back at the homemade costumes of the old days. Just one picture can bring back so many memories. Here’s a post I wrote last year about remembering Halloween. Make sure to take pictures!
8.Indulge in a Spirit or Two
Indulge in a spirit…the festive cocktail kind. A few years back, I made the best Candy Corn Martini. It’s still a favorite! This year, we indulged in blood-red cocktails with spiders while carving pumpkins. The kids enjoyed strawberry daiquiri mock-tails with tons of whipped cream. Yum!
I love this Apothic Dark, too. The bottle looks spooky!
Life is what you make it. Take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate everything!
Happy Halloween, ‘yall!