I love the month of October. There are so many fun activities to do to celebrate fall and Halloween. One tradition that I like to do with my family every year is pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. We go to a farm nearby our house and let the kids play in the corn pit, slide down the hay bale slide and run through the corn maze. We all pick out a pumpkin and a few nights before Halloween we carve our pumpkins and put them outside on our porch. One year the deer ate our pumpkins the same night we put them out. I thought the boys would be sad that their pumpkins got destroyed, but they thought it was so cool. They still talk about it and remind me the whole month that we can’t carve the pumpkins too early otherwise the deer will get them.
Another tradition we love is to go trunk or treating in our neighborhood. As if we don’t get enough candy on Halloween our neighborhood does a trunk or treat about a week before, complete with donuts and hot chocolate at the end. I usually pass out the candy while Mike takes the boys around to the cars. It’s a fun night to see all the kids in their costumes and talk to the neighbors.
However my very favorite Halloween tradition is having a costume party and eating a fondue dinner. This has been a tradition in my family since I was a little kid and now my kids love it too. It has been fun to continue it because we all enjoy it so much. I invite my whole family over and we stuff ourselves on meats, breads and veggies dipped in cheese fondue. My mom was into tablescaping before it was even cool 😉 and I’ve followed in her footsteps. I set up a spooky table complete with spider place mats, scary skeletons and ghosts and other creepy Halloween décor. It is such a fun night and it is something I look forward to every year.
We always take a picture in our costumes. Here are some from Halloweens past.