Halloween Traditions

Halloween Traditions

know this is a bit late, but I thought I’d do a bit of a Halloween Traditions Roundup. I did a pretty good job of posting about the few things that we do. We have SO much packed into those few weeks since Wren’s birthday is a week after Halloween. So next year, we decided we’re going to start decorating for Halloween/Fall around September 15th. And I’m also going to begin her birthday prep then, if not a bit before. I just feel like it will give me a better handle on things.

But, as promised, I want to share a few of our traditions from Halloween.
1. I’m so sad to say that it didn’t happen this year, but I really want to have the tradition of watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” I want movies to be a huge tradition…we never watched movies as kids. Josh is always amazed when I don’t get what people are talking about…I don’t know half of the Disney movies, most “classic” holiday movies like National Lampoons and A Christmas Story (I have since watched that one!) So as a kid, I want Wren to look forward to the fun movies that come on around each holiday.Halloween Traditions

2. We had our First Annual Pumpkin Carving Party and I can’t wait to make this an annual tradition!
3. We did our first ever Trunk or Treat and it will also be a fun family tradition. I love that we do this with my sister and her husband and kids. It’s fun to get creative and see all of the different trunks and kids costumes!
4. We also failed in this arena for this year, but I really do want Wren to know the importance of also giving out candy to other kids. Our neighborhood is a ZOO during trick-or-treat. It’s insane! People drive from all over the city to our neighborhood for some reason, so it will be fun for Wren to give candy to all the other kids.
5. We will always take a trip, or sometimes more than one, to a pumpkin patch. Here is this years’ trip. There is something about finally being able to do the pumpkin patch that really kicks off fall. There are some really great corn mazes and hay rides and different activities around here, so that will continue to be a fun tradition.
6. This is more of a fall tradition, but we loved our trip to the apple orchard this year. Next year, we definitely need to go earlier and we’ll plan to expand upon what we made with the apples. (I linked to an apple butter recipe in that post and it is SO freaking amazing. DELICIOUS!)

That’s really it. Halloween is such a fun, carefree holiday. I love the excitement and there are SO many (overwhelmingly so, in fact!) craft ideas and decor things you can do. Thank goodness for Pinterest!