Halloween isn't really celebrated/observed here. The younger generation is beginning to embrace it but it's not terribly popular. We did have four trick or treaters ring our buzzer but it was pretty low key.
|Ben wasn't really sure what to make of this activity.|
|Oh, the pumpkin slime!!|
Our kids really enjoy Halloween, mostly for the candy but we enjoy finding/making costumes and I like trying to find fun food to eat for dinner before we go out trick'o'treating. Several weeks ago, Hannah asked if we could have a party. The kids were really understanding about the lack of costumes and cultural observance so we planned a little party.
|The final Jack'o'lantern and our bones for dessert.|
We put up decorations, everyone made a hat, or mask, or had one made for them and we bought a pumpkin. Monday, Hyrum came home a bit early and helped the kids with the pumpkin carving while I made dinner. We enjoyed lunch meat and cheese, dressed up as mummies, "Pumpkin Potion" (orange colored fruit punch with Sprite), "Invisibility Potion" (water), and pumpkin carrots. (I cut the carrots to look like pumpkins.) I also made meringue bones for our treat. We were suppose to have apple monster mouths but I ran out of apples. It was a fun meal especially since we all put on our hats/masks.
After dinner, we played a few games. Charade, Halloween guessing game and Halloween-basket-upset. The kids got candy for participating. There was also a special song by Hannah, Jonathan and Charlotte and a dance party. I think we were able to satisfy everyone's Halloween itch and best of all, there is no giant bowl of candy begging to be eaten!