Halloween is 29 Days Away!
Oct. 2, 2012 11:35 am
Updated: Oct. 20, 2012 4:04 am
My parents never made a big deal about Halloween and we lived in a remote area where we got no trick-or-treaters. So I never understood people going all out for this "holiday". When my kids were little I made more effort and even made most of their costumes.
The kids are grown now and out on their own and we now live on a small cul-de-sac where the trick-or-treaters don't venture. So again, the "holiday" is no big deal to me. However I have two fun memories of things I did with my children that I thought I'd
When my oldest daughter was six years old, we had just moved and she got very sick. During the summer between her first and second grade years, she spent some time in the hospital and then had home nurse visits for a few weeks. Because of that, we had
lots of medical supplies around after she recovered. Going back to school that year, her class was having a Halloween party and I was asked to make the punch. I'm not sure where the idea came from as there was no internet to look on at that time, but somehow
the idea of using the leftover rubber (possibly latex?) gloves to make frozen hands for the punch came about. The kids went crazy for it! Rather than a usual ice ring, I froze punch in the clean gloves and then just peeled off the gloves for the punch bowl
when the time came. Here's the link to something similar that I found: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Witches-Brew/Detail.aspx?prop31=1<
Another year I somehow found a recipe for making dinner (I think it was something like beef stew) in the pumpkin. The recipe was actually prepared and baked in the pumpkin. My kids were never adventurous when it came to food so this didn't go over real
well but it was a fun idea. This is something like what I did: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Stew/Detail.aspx?prop31=1<
This year we already have our pumpkins although we probably won't carve them. They look so pretty on the front porch. We have one for each member of our family. My newly married daughter asked me the other day if I had any ideas for a costume because
she's going to a party at her church that night. She's a nurse and doesn't want to wear scrubs. I'll have to see what my internet searching can find.
One other thing we discovered last year was that there are organizations around that will collect your leftover Halloween candy and they ship it to the troops. We went out to the stores the day after Halloween when all that stuff is on clearance and bought
a large box full of candy to donate. Please do a Google search if you are interested to see if there is such an organization in your area. It is such a worthy cause.
Happy Halloween everyone! For those with little ones, enjoy and be safe!
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