Halloween has always been a favorite. Designing and coming up with homemade costumes was an October focus during the younger years. All the neighborhood kids got involved. And when the actual night came, it was magical. Running through the cool night air trying hard not to trip on our flowing capes and long dresses, with the pointed goal of getting to our next inviting doorway. It was all so adrenaline provoking.
And then I loved how the people who opened their doors for us pretended not to know who we were. It was all part of the magic.
Brian and I spent the last many years hosting a Halloween party in our front yard in our old neighborhood. Kids clad in ghostly costumes, princess dresses, and unforgettable masks came to our yard for a cookie, soda, and of course, a candy treat. We had undeniable fun all of those years. Probably more than the kids.
But this year will be different. After moving in with my mother this past March, we knew that an outdoor party in this quiet neighborhood wouldn’t be necessary or even practical. We know of one scary Trick-or-Treater coming. So we have something special for him…a ghastly clad bottle of Silly Cow Farms Hot Chocolate. There may also be a candy treat for our young guest. And who knows…he may not even recognize us. You never know what costumes we’ll feel compelled to wear on that special hair-raising night.