The past couple of weeks we have both been crazy at work, so when Halloween rolled around, there was only one thing we wanted to do – stay home and relax. No elaborate costumes or big parties in the city. Just a nice dinner at home, some scary movies/TV shows and a few little Halloween traditions.
Our evening at home started with some pumpkin carving while watching The Walking Dead.
This year’s pumpkin was inspired by Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. After hacking at this with a steak knife, we decided that maybe next year we should splurge on a real carving kit.
Instead of giving out candy this year, we decided to make some little goodie bags for the kids who live in our building. We filled them with Halloween pencils, erasers and rings…and of course some chocolate too.
For the tags, I took a picture of Whiskey in his Bat Costume and added a border and some fun font in Photoshop.
We even made some goodie bags for Whiskey’s dog friends in the building too. It was a big hit with super energetic Australian Shepherd puppy downstairs.
After dinner, we decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood. People really get into the season around here. There has been a countdown near the town park for weeks.
I even convinced Garrett to put on his Batman mask for our evening walk with Whiskey (in his Bat Costume too)
I loved seeing all the little kids dressed up in costume and running from door to door.
Whiskey loved all the commotion too, and was greeted by lots of little kids who loved the “Bat-Dog”
It’s always fun to see how people decorate their homes for the season and it makes me excited to think of what we’ll do one day when we have our own front lawn to decorate.
One house had over a dozen huge inflatables in their yard, including that pumpkin on the left that had a pop-up ghost.
For anyone who in my family who knows how serious my arachnophobia is, you know how hard it was to even get close to take this picture.
This one even had a head that moved. Gave me the creeps.
Sometimes it is nice to keep it simple too, with a sweet smiling pumpkin up on a porch.
Considering that it was a drizzly Halloween night, we still had a great time walking around to see the decorations, and then snuggled up inside with some Halloween episodes on TV.
Hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!