This year really is flying by, isn’t it? I must have said it at least 100 times already but that’s because it is true. In a few weeks time we will be celebrating Nathan’s birthday and then our countdown to Christmas will begin. But before that, we have both Halloween and Bonfire night to look forward to.
This year will probably be the last year I take the boys trick or treating – in some ways I’m a little sad as they are growing up so fast and no longer need me for these type of occasions but on the other hand, I will be able to stay inside where it’s warm.
This year James has asked if he can have a Halloween themed party. I’m not 100% decided if we are definitely going to have one but there’s no harm in being prepared just in case. Last week we purchased a big plastic pumpkin and an amazing sweet bowl that has a motion-sensitive skeleton guarding the goodies – he is going to be amazing for both our party and any trick or treaters who grace our doorstep.
I know for a fact that James will insist that the party is fancy dress and that all our guests will have to be dressed to enter – but let’s face it who has a Halloween party where you don’t dress up? He has been planning his outfit for weeks (I sometimes think he likes Halloween more than Christmas) and at the minute he has his eye on a new Frankenstein outfit. Personally myself I’ll be keeping things a little more simple. I’ll wear a dress, carry a broom and wear a witches hat.
If I was going to organise an adults-only Halloween party I would definitely be organising a party where everyone needed to be wearing a mask. Did you see the Fifty Shades Darker film or the recent episodes of Emmerdale when Kim Tate returned? I think this would be something that my friends would definitely love too. I have a beautiful bronze dress that would be finished perfectly with a brown mask. My copper highlighted hair would set the whole look off too.
Obviously, if we have a party we will play games, and decorate the house so that it resembles something from a horror show – it has to be quite subtle though and definitely not too scary as James friends range from ages 5 – 11 and I’d hate to scare any of them. We will also have food so it would be a great idea to have Halloween themed party food and treats including make a range of party food including “fingers” hotdogs in buns, “insect-infested” jelly and decorated biscuits plus the usual sausage rolls, crisps and sweets that kids love to eat at parties. If we were having an adults-only party we’d still have the sweets and treats but there would be plenty of Halloween themed cocktails and mocktails on offer.
Do you have any plans for Halloween?