Candy and Costumes and Pumpkins, Oh My!

Ok, so let me begin by saying that I love Halloween! I mean I really do love it, even as an adult. It ranks up there with Christmas and my birthday. October is for costume parties, decorating the house with spider webs and inflatable monsters, and eating all the candy you can get your hands on. I especially love that Halloween doesn’t have the anxiety and pressure that comes with other holidays.

Halloween really is stress-free

Now you might get a little stressed trying to put the finishing touches on your perfect costume, but you won’t be shopping for last minute presents or cooking the huge dinner while hosting your extended family. There are no themed photos with coordinated outfits to pull together or cards to send out either. It is just fun!

Costume Time

The best thing about Halloween costumes is that you can go over the top and hand-stitch the most elaborate costume, or pull together something at the last minute. It’s just fun getting dressed up! Even as an adult, I still love putting a good themed-costume together. Halloween lets you express yourself in the best way possible.

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Decorations

Halloween décor is the best, whether your style is cute and sophisticated or scary with special effects. Bring on the glittered pumpkins, carved jack-o’-lanterns, and 12 foot tall skeleton in the front yard – I am here for it!

Halloween Candy

Halloween candy calories don’t count. I read it on the internet, so it must be true – right? Honestly, I could eat my weight in Halloween candy, and I don’t even feel bad about it. Here is to all the green apple suckers, Skittles, and Sweet Tarts. I’ll just be sure to brush my teeth twice on Halloween night.

Halloween Movie night

What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than turning off the lights, grabbing some delicious snacks, and putting on a scary movie? From It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown to Halloween and everything in between, there is a movie for everyone. My top three choices are Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, and any of the Scream movies.

Here’s to the most wonderful time of the year! I hope your Halloween is frightful, fun, and filled with tons of candy!

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Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.

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