The spooookiest of holidays is nearly upon us! Are you ready?
This is the first Halloween P1 is really old enough to register what's going on (last year, I don't think she realized her Supergirl costume was a costume and not just a regular dress, and when we took her to a Halloween block party she freaked out at the costumes and noise and basically cried until we left), so I'm excited to see how she takes to it. I can still remember all my Halloween costumes from when I was a kid (like the little mermaid costume that my mom made from scratch, down to each individual scale on the tale), and the best houses for trick-or-treating (my friend Molly had a neighbor who would rent a cotton candy machine every year!).
For now, we've been having fun looking at all the Halloween decorations as they pop up on our walk to and from daycare every day, and reading our Halloween books. P1 loves Pumpkin Eye and has started reciting some of the lines along with me (clacking bones! muffled moans! - said in a kind of moaning voice, of course). (Also, did you know Room on the Broom was made into an Oscar-nominated animation? We watched a few minutes of it the other night and it's really lovely).
Some other ways to get yourself ready for Halloween:
Set the scene with a toasted pumpkin candle and pumpkin garland, then make sure to include far-away friends in the festivities with a special Happy Halloween card.
Get yourself ready with a book of spells and the perfect witchy necklace: Basic Witches and black cat pendant necklace. And don't forget your costume! Alice and Ames has some great costume inspirations - how cute is this little Morton's Salt girl?
*Halloween cats by Demian.