Wow! what a Halloween. I would sure love to hear about your experiences that you had this Halloween. Any creepy experiences that you would like to share?
As for me, I can honestly say that this was the most successful Halloween that I can ever remember. No, I’m not talking about the amount of candy that I gathered or ate. In fact, I don’t think I had time to even eat any candy, let alone receive any.
As an adult, my Halloween adventures consist of trying my hardest to make it a memorable night for the kids. And I mean kids of all ages. I loved inviting people into my home and sharing my decorations with them. Neighbors loved bringing their kids and grandkids to the house to see the creepy things that awaited them. I had several opportunities to tell ghost stories to youth groups and tell you the truth, I had the time of my life seeing smiles on these kids faces as they enjoyed this Halloween season. I get goosebumps just thinking that I might have played a small part in a lifetime of Memories for these kids. Of course the goosebumps may have been because of what was standing behind me the whole time. I was wondering why the kids kept looking over my shoulder with big wide opened eyes.
Halloween night was no exception. You saw pictures of our decoration set up this year in previous posts. Our big Halloween party was the Creepy Carnival Theme and so we continued that for our Trick-or-Treaters. We set up our Cotton Candy Machine and Popcorn Machine out on our porch and even had the traditional bowl of candy for those who might not want to partake of the Carnival’s evil offerings. Bwa Ha Ha!
Between my wife and I we were kept totally busy. News has been getting out about how much we enjoy the little ghouls visiting our house and we had cars pulling up from who knows where. At one point I noticed close to 30 people in our yard just staring at the decorations and enjoying visiting with each other while munching on their popcorn and cotton candy.
Over the past few years we were getting an average of about 30 to 40 little beggers that came to our home, last year we had 65, and this year we handed out over 200 cotton candy’s and bags of popcorn. I hope we made it a great fun night for everyone and hope to have more visit next year.
For all the little ones that took one look at me and decided that they would wait on the sidewalk while their parents got them a treat, I apologize deeply that I may have scared you. You had no reason to fear, I wasn’t planning on locking you up in my dungeon until next year!
Now that all the excitement is over for the children, and thoughts are becoming more focused on the Christmas Holidays and decorations, my excitement is just beginning. I know this makes little sense to a sane person but the actual week of Halloween became so involved and busy for me that I was looking forward to it being over so that I could concentrate on Halloween.
I won’t even try to explain that one to you.
Now I am having fun getting back into my studio that got totally torn apart during the season. So much so, that it took an entire day to get things cleaned up just to be able to find my work bench. So now it is back to creating fun ghoulish things for next years extravaganza! I absolutely love the excitement that Halloween brings, but I also cherish the peaceful, quiet days spent creating.
I invite you to continue to follow my blog posts and watch out for tutorials, decorating and party ideas, fun recipes, and continual new items in my store to help make your next Halloween the most exciting yet.
The countdown is on. Only 355 days left until Halloween. Now is the time to start getting your ideas together and building your props and decorations for next year.
I know that sounds like a funny joke, but you will be surprised how fast it goes, and if you get started now, you will be guaranteed the best decorations in the neighborhood, let alone a full year of creative fun.