As a child, I loved Halloween. My halloween costumes throughout the years were often home-made and quite frankly, looking back, the home-made ones are my favorite. (Were any other 80s children out there punk rockers multiple times?) On Halloween night, I used to love to join family friends and go trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, getting home to dump out my big bag of candy to compare and organize. As I got older, I lost some of my enchantment with the holiday. I’m not sure why. However, when I met my husband, he reignited my appreciation for the day.
As adults without children, we have enjoyed the Halloween occasion by dressing up ourselves and going downtown for dinner and drinks. My two favorite adult costumes are a dead couple and a mermaid and old ship captain. I especially enjoyed doing the make-up to transform our looks. It took a lot of time and learning to do J’s mouth in the photos below; however, we were both very pleased at how it turned out. If you are unsure of how to do a fun Halloween make-up look, use YouTube. There are all kinds of Halloween makeup tutorials out there to help!
We now also like to decorate by creating small Halloween vignettes throughout our home. I personally really like decorative skulls, and each year we buy a few additional spooky pieces. Marshalls and HomeGoods are two of my favorite places to Halloween bargain shop. This year I actually found the black pumpkins, witch’s potion, and sand timer at Walgreens.
I am not a fan of horror movies, but I do occasionally enjoy watching creepy movies, especially this time of year. Here are some of my favorites throughout the years:
The Sixth Sense
Silence of the Lambs
A Quiet Place
Poltergeist (why did my parents let me watch this?!?)
Early in our relationship, prior to being married, J took me to some Haunted Houses in KC. They were super creepy. I remember at one point I grabbed his hand to hold it and when the lights flickered on and off, I saw that I was actually holding the hand of one of the very spooky looking Haunted House characters. Talk about frightening. This year we will not be going to any haunted houses, but we did go to a Haunted drive through experience called the Home of the Misfit Monsters in a small rural town about 30 minutes away from where we live. It was definitely creepy, and a werewolf ran up to our car from behind and got a full on scream out of me. I hope this provided a little inspiration & that your Halloween is as spooky as you would like it to be!