Halloween plans?

@ilyzium (1206)
Canada
October 25, 2009 10:23am CST
What will you be doing this Halloween? Well, usually we decorate the house with Halloween decorations, take the nephews to one of those pumpkin patches where you pick your own pumpkin, go for hayrides, play with the little animals,etc. This year though (depending if my spouse is back from his business trip), I'll just probably stay in and watch scary movies in the dark like "trick or treat", and hand out candy to kids wearing some kind of mask or scary costume. How about you?
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
25 Oct 09
As of right now, my husband and I don't really have any plans for Halloween. Maybe we'll carve our pumpkins? I went to a pumpkin carving party last week, which was really fun. And I was invited to a Halloween party this Friday night, but that's about it. no plans for the actual Halloween day!
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hey jennlk, Oh right I forgot about the pumpkin carving thing, yes we'll or (I) will be doing that also. The Halloween party sounds like fun, the last time I went to one was about 5 yrs ago. Have a good time whatever you do!
@codris (783)
• Italy
25 Oct 09
this halloween i'll go to an halloween party in a big restourant called "la brace" with my girlfriend. there is a concert too and for the people who come dressed like zombies and others, there are a lot of t.shirts for gift. here in italy there are only a few partyes beacause we don't have halloween in our tradition. But in some cityes people started to do theese partyes and to go around with costumes.
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi Codris, Oh this is really cool! I have a comment from an Italian speaker!! I've wondered what they do in many of the European countries, because I know in many countries Halloween is somewhat of a new tradition for them. That sounds like a lot of fun what you'll be doing. Well, I know that in Slovenia & Croatia where my family is from, they're starting to have these really cool Halloween parties in castles because there are so many castles everywhere. Anyway have fun!!
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
25 Oct 09
Hi Ilyzium, when my kids were still all home, we always had trick-or-treating and a big bonfire and we roasted hot dogs, ate cider and donuts, and played hide-and-seek after dark. It was great fun! I have my decorations up: a lighted jack-o-lantern, and fall wreath on the door, a few small scare crows here and there, a wooden pumkin basket full of fall silk flowers, fruits and leaves. I pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, which I enjoy a lot! Karen
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hello karen, Wow you're kids were so lucky to have a mom like you! I hope they appreciate you for you! Yes those are all wonderful traditions, not sure if I'll be doing much as my husband is still out of town. I'll probably be home watching scary movies and handing out candies. Good for you that you're home is all decorated. Oh wait, I do have a skull on my door outside, that counts right? Well that's nice that you can eat the candy. I on the other hand am severely allergic to chocolate!! :(
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• United States
25 Oct 09
Of course the skeleton counts...it all counts! :)) I'm sorry about your chocolate allergy :( I would hate that! Hugs, Karen
• United States
25 Oct 09
you have no idea how much i feel sorry for you. No choclate? thats terrible. did any one ever tell you how sweet and delicious it is?
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
wow. i dont even have plans for hallowen, and i was not that particular maybe. if ill do that like what you do,im sure my youngest would not stay here in the house. hahahaha. hes so afraid of those scary stuff. LOL maybe we just stay in the house, visits the to the cementery and pray. cook some food and eat and watch dvds.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Hi Carrine, Is it also a tradition to go trick or treating in the Philippines? Do other people visit the cometary as well or get dressed up in scary costumes? I'm also interested to hear how people spend that holiday around the world.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
honestly not totally. very few only who plays trick and treats. and we do not wear scary custumes. hahahaha only some zombie stuff and its only in the cemetery not in the house. LOL thats the tradition here in the Philippines, during halloween we do spent whole day in the cemetery, bring foods, light a candle in a big cross. bring flowers for the wakes. and we do give time to pray for the souls of our great great family members.
• United States
25 Oct 09
i loooooooooove halloween. i would hang out with family and friends and then go trick or treating. they wont notice by age if i use a childish voice.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi Stevensitu, Yeah you're right as an ADULT I don't think that anyone will notice that you're not a kid! ;) Have fun anyway. ;)
• United States
25 Oct 09
hey. im dressin up as a clown. put on a lot of makeup and noone will notice in the dark. lol
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
You mean they won't notice your taller than average height? lol
@angelsmummy (1700)
25 Oct 09
We will be taking our oldest daughter and my little brother out trick or treating. Our youngest will probably come too but she will be in her pram. I am looking forward to it this year and normally I dont!
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi angelsmummy, You know I wasn't sure if they celebrated Halloween in the UK, so that's interesting that you do. Oh so you'll be doing the usual then with the kids, it's cute I find looking at all the adorable costumes they wear isn't it?
25 Oct 09
Its my nephews birthday on Halloween, so I will be taking my three darlings to his party. One is going as a wizard, one as a cat and the other as a witch. We will be eating lots of party food, probably things like ghost biscuits and pumpkin cakes. As well as the party I will also be taking the kids trick or treating. They get a great response all the neighbours near me love halloween so the kids get plenty of treats that will hopefully last until Christmas. I will also be buying sweets for the kids that knock around ours. I will buy a pumpkin and the kids will help me carve it. I tried pumpkin soup last year with the kids but they really didn't like it, so this year the center will go in the compost heap unless anyone has any ideas to get the kids to eat some pumpkin making it taste nice. Of course as we are doing the whole party and trick or treating this year I will be buying decorations as well. We love halloween in my house, its a great excuse for a party and some fun for the kids.
• Canada
26 Oct 09
I probably wont be doing much, just staying at home and handing out candy because we live on an acreage so we don't get much people here. I might hang out with some friends, do some crazy stuff haha!
@rdadey (484)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
We usually decorate a bit but this year it seems we're too busy to do anything. Looks like I'll be stuck home passing out the treats this year. It's not so bad but just as you sit down you gotta get up, it's like sitting on a spring sometimes. If it's nice out I'll sit dress up and sit outside so I can scare the hell out of everyone, well...just the big kids...lol.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
hey rdadey, I agree that's the most annoying part of Halloween, the "getting up and down" part of it, especially when you're also trying to watch a scary movie at the same time, like me! I like scaring kids with a costume or mask too, well it's Halloween after all and they should be prepared to get scared! ;)
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@rdadey (484)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Actually, I was trying not to appear too mean. I love to scare the crap out of them. Don't matter what size they are, they're all fair game. I like to sit real still to appear as a dummy, then when they get pass me and I'm between them and they're parents...then they're mine.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Oct 09
In the past we have always given out candy. Would stay home and enjoy the kids. This year my husband has a softball tournament on Halloween night so I may go with him depending on how cold it gets. I would prefer not to hand out candy when I am home alone. Last year I went to our daughter's house since she had a baby 4 days prior to Halloween and helped hand out candy. I use to really enjoy the holiday and go out with our kids to Trick or Treat.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hello friend, That would be a different way to spend Halloween. Hopefully it won't get too cold or maybe bring a blanket and hot chocolate or something? That's what I'd do.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Oct 09
It's pretty chilly here now so will have to see what the temp. is that day. I don't function so well out in the cold. Can't keep my feet warm!
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
I don't have plans and like you I'd most definitely stay in and watch a lot of scary movies. Halloween isn't really that big here in the Philippines and there are only several exclusive communities that have children trick and treat on their doorsteps and also a lot of Halloween parties too but not really like the Halloween in the US.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Hi marababe, I'm always surprised that that there are even a few people that celebrate this holiday so far away. Yeah well it is more of a North American holiday, and gaining popularity in parts of Europe also.
@SuzyLong (775)
26 Oct 09
I'm staying at my parents' house for the weekend but they are going out to marshell a fire works display so I'm going to either go out to the cinema with my fella or we're staying in with a film or 2. Not quite sure yet.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Hi suzylong, So will you two be watching scary movies or just whatever that night? Well have fun anyway.
• China
26 Oct 09
In china,there is no Halloween,so i have no plan of Halloween. Halloween's is yours,pumpkin,mask,sugar... At last,happy Halloween's day!
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
Hello there, Yeah I didn't think it would be a popular holiday in most of Asia because it's more of a North American thing I think. Thank you we'll be enjoying our Halloween here! :)
@oasis_9 (833)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
Last year my cousin organized a costume party on our street I'm not sure this year though, no plans yet. I'm not much of a Halloween fan myself so i'll probably just pass it off just like any ordinary day...
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
26 Oct 09
HI oasis, Oh ok well it's not for everyone, some really get into it and other don't.
• Japan
25 Oct 09
will just probably stay at home. we never ever celebrate halloween and its just like an ordinary day.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi Paul, Ok well then enjoy doing whatever it is you like doing at home then. :)
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 09
hi ilyzium I am told we are going to have a halloween part next thursday so am looking forward to my first Halloween party here at Gold Crest, I have no idea what all has been planned as this is a retirement center with people of all ages here, and all types of mentality from feeble to brilliant, so who knows? I am told that there is a prize for the best costume, but I really do' not have the where withall to buy a lot of stuff for a costume for just one party myself.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hey Hatley! Well that sounds like fun, you'll be going to your own Halloween party. Well, you might not feel like getting a costume, but you could always get a mask though? I'll be staying in and handing out candies so I'll probably just wear a scary mask. I get a kick of out of scaring the little kids with a costume! It's my favorite holiday though...
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I'll be setting up my memorial table this week sometime for here at the house but Halloween weekend I'm actually goin back home for the weekend..Halloween night I'll be goin to a party which will be my first time out in YRS..also while I'm home I'll be goin to the cemetary to see my son and HOPEFULLY (weather permitting) be finally reading him his book that I never had a chance to read while he was alive..Friday night my friends and I are having a horror movie marathon YAY..
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Hi ravenladyj, I'm so very sorry to hear about your son. I can only imagine that must be difficult for you. Well I think that he'll really enjoy your visit and the book. I'll probably be going the horror marathon on Friday night and Saturday as well. Take care anyway.