Halloween Holiday Kick-off!

sleepy hollow pumpkin
Halloween Holiday Kick-off!

Thought I would kick off this Oktoberfest and Halloween Season with a spiel about the new face of the US holiday. When it gets closer to the 31st of October, I will have a closer look at Halloween past, some fun games and the must have Halloween viewing halloween pastchoices – both family oriented and after midnight, adult viewing. I’ll include some local events and haunts. I will have treats, and possibly a few tricks, too!

So let’s get the second biggest holiday season started. I say ‘holiday season’ because Halloween has clearly expanded beyond the borders of the day. Weeks before Halloween, people are standing in line for haunted house attractions, visiting pumpkin farms, and decorating their front lawns with creepy props. Halloween parties are frequently taking place before the 31st. People are working on vintage-halloween-pinup-lillian-wellscostumes, visiting costume stores and preparing for the Halloween parade. Horror shows and movies dominate the night time line-up on cable channels. Even non-horror fans will watch a few horror films during this time of year.

The Halloween holiday has steadily moved away from being a children’s only holiday and into the realm of playtime for adults. Sure the children still have the day, but the weekends leading up to the 31st are clearly the land of adult fun. Hopefully some of the items I blog about in the next few weeks will add to your enjoyment of the Halloween season and holiday. So begins the countdown to October 31st.

7 thoughts on “Halloween Holiday Kick-off!

    • Most of it is not going to be too different than what I post all year but I’ll have a few that will be more Halloween oriented 🙂 (I wish I could turn my happy face orange – it would look like a pumpkin)

      • That is way above my computer capabilities..haha!

        Halloween also brings something new 😉 Events and whatnot…its interesting how its really turned into something new. Which comes to the point the Halloween party I’m invited to is oddly scheduled after the 31st..haha!

      • All the fun of Christmas without the guilt of whether you got someone a gift equal to what they gave you, or, if you have spent enough time with different family members…lol

      • Yup…only deal is to figure out who to disguise as then DIY as much as possible 🙂 Worked out alright last year!
        Are there lots of events going on where you are for Halloween?

      • He’ll yeah, if I head West, I’m about a half hour from NYC and if I head East, a half hour from the eastern end of long island where there are lots of farms.

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