Posts Tagged ‘Halloween in the USA’

The real Halloween

October 31, 2015
Of course today we were inside watching THE game (Nice work ABs!), and by the time we were ready to emerge from the food truck for our neighbourhood Halloween party.

Of course today we were inside watching THE game today (nice work ABs!), and by the time we were ready to emerge from the TV coverage the food truck for our neighbourhood Halloween party had arrived.

then we were off trick or treating.

then we were off trick or treating.

which was as much about the cool decorations as it was the candy.

which was as much about the cool decorations as it was the candy.

and to be out roaming the streets with 400 of our closest friends.

and to be out roaming the streets with 400 of our closest friends.

Pumpkin decorating

October 25, 2015
The wet weather didn't stop our pumpkin decorating party.

The wet weather didn’t stop our pumpkin decorating party.

paint, glitter, stickers

paint, glitter, stickers

and carving galore.

and carving galore.

not to mention the Halloween treats

not to mention the Halloween treats

and raiding the third garage for a ride

and raiding the third garage for a ride

of one kind

of one kind

or another

or another

Rain! What rain?

Rain! What rain?

and a growing pumpkin population at our front door.

and a growing pumpkin population at our front door.

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2014
After a super fun filled day at the office, including a field trip to a "quiet" village for trick or treating (Mum's edit: a retirement village), we headed to our friend's house to celebrate both her birthday and halloween in one, big, amazing party.

After a super fun filled day at the office, including a field trip to a “quiet” village for trick or treating (Mum’s edit: a retirement village), we headed to our friend’s house to celebrate both her birthday and halloween in one, big, amazing party.

The party games were halloween themed.

The party games were halloween themed.

Which included handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Which included handing out candy to trick or treaters.

Then it was our turn to do some trick or treating.

Then it was our turn to do some trick or treating.

So much fun.

So much fun.

So much fun.

So much fun.

With full buckets and big smiles we headed back to our friends house and stayed up really, really late which is why this post is really, really late.

With full buckets and big smiles we headed back to our friends house and stayed up really, really late which is why this post is really, really late.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Halloween warm up three: the spooktacular

October 27, 2014
The Cross Creek Spooktacular is another pre-Halloween warm up

The Cross Creek Spooktacular on “the hill” gave us another chance to wear our Halloween costumes and prepare for the big night this Friday.

The balloon lady made me an Elsa magic septre for my costume.

The balloon lady made me a magic sceptre, just like Elsa’s, for my costume.

And Spidey gave his webs a much needed break going for a sword

And Spidey used his golden sword to catch the bad guys for a change, giving his webs a much needed break!

Face painting and dancing

There were crafts and face painting

Pumpkins and candy.

Pumpkins and candy.

Spooky poems and stories.  Four days 'til Halloween!

Spooky poems and stories.

Four more sleeps ’til Halloween! We’re sooooo excited!

Halloween House tour part two: in the car

October 22, 2014

Armed with a list of addresses suggested by “The Ladies of Cross Creek” we jumped in the car for part two of our Halloween House tour.

The spider house gets more added to it each day so it's another house that we've visited a few times.

We visited the spider house a few weeks ago but that was before the infestation got this out of hand (early October there was just a little family of spiders by the sidewalk but they must have got the word out that there’s a party going on and the house has gotten progressively inundated with the spider’s friends and family as Halloween approaches).

The rats are new since last time we were here.  Ewwww!

The rats are new since last time we were here. Ewwww!

We saw met some nice scarecrow families.

We met a nice scarecrow family around the corner, they were keeping their distance from those spiders!

 

And a witch that looked a little ill.

This witch looked a little ill.  We wondered what she’d eaten to be that green.

There were lots of pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and spiders.

There were lots of pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and spiders on the tour.

We checked with Mum that the giant spider wasn't real so it couldn't really bite us.  We had fun pretending though!

I checked with Mum that the giant spider wasn’t real so it couldn’t really bite me.  I was pretty sure… but you know.

Boo!

As it got darker the displays with lights looked awesome.

Halloween at the rec centre

October 20, 2012

All witches, pirates, ghosts and ghouls got together at the rec centre today.

Magic dragons were invited too (actually there were a lot of Princesses and TV characters too because in the US people dress up as anything, not just scary things).

We played games like tossing little bags through holes. I was good at this game!

and won a spider ring which is now safely stored in my treasure chest.

My favourite activity was the Pirate Cove where I had to traverse rolling seas….

walk the plank and flee by swinging off a rope.

We were at Cedar Hills Recreation Center.

By The Little Witch.

Hello Halloween!

October 28, 2011

Halloween in the US is a BIG deal.  I love it!  Cafes sell pumpkin spiced latte and pumpkin pie, shops are decorated with pumpkins and hay barrels, and the houses, well, they are all dressed up too!  Here are some of our favourites around the neighbourhood.