Happy Halloween! Merry Samhain! The day of all days is here! Today is the perfect day to let go of heaviness, the things of the past, and set good and new intentions as the season changes to winter.
I have had a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween season and year so far and wanted to reflect on and highlight some of my favorite things to celebrate HALLOWEEN.
I had so much fun revisiting memories from my childhood by taking a trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson for their first annual Pumpkin Nights event. It was a Halloween lovers dream getting to stroll among hundreds of unique and beautifully carved pumpkins and fall themed displays in the crisp Ozark mountain air (the rollercoasters were a bonus!).
I also visited my local pumpkin patch early in the season – it was a crisp 50ish degrees out early in the month and I should have know then we were in for a cold fall here in Oklahoma. I love dragging my sweet husband who supports my Halloween addiction with me on my travels. I am very lucky to have the most charming and handsome pumpkin in the patch by my side! We also picked up a few lumpy squash and a white pumpkin for the porch which will more than likely call my porch home until the end of December….I’m bad about parting with my fall squash.
This past weekend I hosted a micro-party (thank you for the inspiration Spooky Little Halloween!). We had some of our close friends come over to carve pumpkins together! It was a blast getting creative together and I think I’m slowly improving upon my carving skills. By the time I turn 50, I’m gonna be a pro at this.
A BIG highlight of my year was finally meeting the Queen of Halloween herself, Miranda of Spooky Little Halloween! We attended the Texas Haunters Convention this summer together and I am so happy I got to meet her in real life. She inspired me to start my blog and she has created a place for Halloween content creators to share ideas, tips, and to help promote each others work because we ALL create AMAZING scary things that the Halloween obsessed need in their life (some of us for part of the year and others year-round). That group is called the “Samhain Society” and you can find us here.
And lastly to celebrate, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite posts/DIYS of the season with me:
- DIY Frankenstein Flower Pots
- Old Time Pottery Decorated Halloween Tree
- Creepy Baby Doll Head Candelabra
- DIY No Sew Toilet Paper Pumpkins
- Becoming Fiona Applesauce for Bob’s Burgers
- Becoming Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls
- Pumpkin French Toast Recipe
- Ghoulish Halloween Rice Cereal Treats
I hope you keep your spooky spirit shining all year, but definitely go all out tonight for Halloween because tonight is OUR night spooky friends!
May luck be yours on Halloween!