I love Halloween. Is that weird? I think it’s almost as fun as Christmastime. I love to dress up in fabulous costumes. I spend all year thinking about what I’ll be. Funny thing is, I don’t usually decide until right before Halloween. I know why I like the costume part of Halloween. You get to be anything you want for just one night and no one looks at you like you are some kind of fruitcake. Here are some of the things I’ve thought about being this year: Marie Antoinette, a pirate, a punk rocker, a highland lass, and Scarlet O’Hara.
I think the decorations are great too. I remember a family in my hometown that went all out every Halloween. They would decorate every inch of their front yard with all things spooky. As Raggedy Anne I would stop for a moment at the lawns edge gathering my courage to sprint through the fog past the bloody hands, coffins, and skeletons that jumped out at you. It was positively thrilling! That house was a must-visit every year. So was the house that handed out giant-sized candy bars or the one that handed out little brown bags filled with candy. It was a definite bummer when you hit a “toothbrush house”.
I long for the day that my house will be the creepy house that all of the kids want to visit on Halloween night. I have to hold off for awhile because my small children get too frightened by any decorations that are designed to be scary. Oh well, someday.
I find that most adults I talk with find Halloween to be kind of annoying. Anytime I mention having a Halloween costume party most of them roll their eyes and say something like, “I hate dressing up for Halloween.
So what do you think, fellow bloggernaclers, am I weird for enjoying Halloween? What are you going to be for Halloween? What are some good ideas for costumes? How about quick and easy Halloween costumes? Let me know because I’m having a Halloween party and I need to give all of the Halloween deadbeats costume ideas.