We don't do Halloween...in the traditional sense. Though we do it differently there is no loss of excitement in our house on October 31st. The week before Halloween we go to the pumpkin patch and pick out the biggest pumpkins we can find plus a few gourds for decoration. This year we opted for a baby pumpkin for Eli :o) The kids and my husband spend the afternoon carving faces and we roast the seeds for munching. One of these days I plan to use the guts of the pumpkin to make pie. The day of Halloween we remind ourselves of Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses and we remember to be grateful for grace alone and not our works. We head out to dinner and do something as a family. The last few years it has been ice skating with our church.
The morning after Halloween is when the fun really begins. We go out to the store and pick out new dress up clothes for 50-75% off. We also buy our candy for 50% off. Though I am thinking the box of candy tradition would be better left out. Each year we all get excited about what costumes we will get to enjoy all year long.
Can't leave out little cutie pie Eli....no need for a costume!