I’ve said it before. We’re Holiday People. We over-celebrate. We get into the spirit. This was always the case, long before having a kid (but at least we have something to blame it on now).
Really, we just like a good reason (or a lame one) to have some fun.
At Halloween, this translates into a gallon of cider, perpetually in the fridge and ready for warming with cinnamon (and rum, for the grown-ups). It means these spiced wafers (do other people eat these, or is it a Philly thing?) and baking sugar cookies in the shape of bats and a ceramic pumpkin brimming with Reese’s cups.
Okay, so maybe all of our Halloween traditions are food-related. You could’ve seen that coming, be honest.
Today I’ll start construction on the Halloween costumes. I guess homemade costumes are a sort of accidental tradition, too. And then we’ll walk to the neighborhood doughnut shop to buy two doughnuts with black and orange sprinkles, crunching leaves the whole way. Then we’ll come home and watch Arsenic and Old Lace and Charlie Brown over that cinnamony cider.
What are your Halloween traditions?