Halloween is Coming!

I love Halloween, do you?  Every year someone in my family host a big Halloween party filled with spooky food, costume contests, games, and spirits.  My son and his wife are the ones who generally host this gathering.  They usually go with a theme like wrestling, 80’s era, popular TV characters, you get the gist.  It’s always tons of fun and we look forward to it every year.

I don’t think I have been to a party where there wasn’t food, and our Halloween parties are full of spooky dishes.  Check out these spooky party tables.

Spooky dinner served on pumpkin carving night.

Halloween is more that just food. To us it means a trip to the pumpkin patch. I might love it more that the kids do. Oops, did I just say that out loud? In the boise area we had two amazing pumpkin patches, Linder Farm, which unfortunately closed this year and The Farmstead. I used to go to both every year, but now I am limited LOL. At the Farmstead youu can find several food vendors, hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins of various colors and much more. Here’s a link to check them out yourself. https://www.lowefamilyfarmstead.com/idahos-original-corn-maze

My family and I – children of the corn!
My daughter and my grandsons
Yup that’s me.. with my granddaughter Shania, daughter Gabrielle and grandson Zaydon.
My granddaughter, Autumn.
Some of the family.
My granddaughters, Raylee and Daisy.

I could go on and on about the pumpkin patch, but it’s time to move on to the actual pumpkin carving! Often we plan a family night together to carve pumpkins and have dinner. Some of us are talented in this area, but I just do the best I can. I am a cook, not a pumpkin carver!

Michael is the master pumpkin carver!
Everyone gets involved.
That’s my daughter Amber. She loves the pumpkin guts!
Family pumpkin gallery

After the pumpkin carving, we gear up for the costume party, which is always fun! I am amazed by some of the costumes over the years. Like I mentioned before, often the parties are themed. Here are a few pictures from the past.

Okay, don’t laugh. This picture was taken sometime between 1972 and 1975. At school we made our own costumes and had a costume parade.
Here are some pictures from our party in 2015. I went as butter.
My son as Beetle Juice and his friend
My husband, me and my son.
Isn’t this awesome? My son Michael and my daughter-in-law Kylee
Very creative indeed. This was the WWE theme.
Guess what theme this was.
My granddaughters Daisy and Autumn
My grandson Max
Great job Kylee
Aren’t these costumes amazing?

As you can see, we clearly have a great time during Halloween! Post your comments on how you celebrate this holiday. I look forward to seeing how others celebrate!

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