I don’t get into Halloween that much. I love to hand out candy in my neighborhood and see all the little ghoulies and ghosties on my front porch. But Halloween as a holiday escapes me.
My daughter, however, says it is her favorite time of year. I know, I know, you’re somehow blaming me thinking I did something to warp her as a child. Maybe it was all the Stephen King books I had lying around that did it. I think it is because she spent a lot of time on a stage as a dancer and loves to dress up. She and some girlfriends even dressed up last year and went to a bar for The Rocky Horror Picture Show evening. She invited me, but I declined. I’m afraid I might not look that good at my age dressed as Susan Sarandon in a bra and half- slip.
But this year as in the past, she had a “family friendly” Halloween party at her house. Friends brought their children and they all dressed up including the adults. The one person that had the most fun, I am sure, was my daughter. She decorated the house with bloody shower curtains and vampire dinners and it was warm enough that the kids played outside as much as in. Not too scary – a good time was had by all ages.
With Halloween only a week away, I did a really scary thing today. I bought candy. Have you priced this stuff this year?!? (Or any other year for that matter). That’s scary enough for me. I plan to order a pizza and stay home Friday night to hand out candy. Maybe I’ll catch a horror flick on the TV while I indulge in some scary expensive Halloween candy myself.
What are you doing for Halloween? How does your family celebrate the Day of the Dead?