Who loves Autumn? Warm drinks, snuggly oversized jumpers that hide all the cakes we’ve been eating and scarfs, many women will relate to the scarf obsession. Personally, I am a Summer girl, but I do have a soft spot for Autumn, and more recently, Halloween. Growing up, trick or treating wasn’t a major thing in our family but we still acknowledged Halloween, whether that was staying up late and watching Hocus Pocus or having a mini party in our parents basement – we still stuffed our faces with treats and played themed games. It was the best.
In recent years, I have thoroughly enjoyed decorating my porch with hanging ghosts and pumpkins galore (by the way, using a drill to decorate your pumpkin is so much fun) with my stepson. This year, I had decided that it was about time we joined in the Trick or Treating fun and excitedly let him know that we would be dressing up and knocking on people’s doors – me included. Then a global pandemic hit.
As social distancing rules continue to apply across the country, I have heard a few suggestions on how Trick or Treating can still be a thing this year, while maintaining the safety of your loved ones. My personal favourite is to dress up as you would, load your pockets with sweets and head out on a pumpkin trail, every time your kid sees a pumpkin, you give them a sweet to carry in their bags or buckets so they don’t miss out on the fun.
I absolutely love this idea and intend on taking my stepson out on Halloween and whenever he sees a pumpkin, whether that is in a doorway, a window or someone dressed as one, he will get a treat. When I told him this back up plan he was over the moon and happy that we could still enjoy Halloween, so the date is set for October 31st.
Treat wise, we will be taking full advantage of the MoodyMare range, the cute ghosts, pumpkins and witches hats make the perfect sweet treat. I, on the other hand, will treat myself to a gin when we get home.
We would love to see how you’re safely celebrating Halloween, share your plans with us across social.