I got in to a discussion with some co-workers yesterday about Halloween traditions, and we all agreed that the holiday is not as much fun after the age of about 14.
|My brother (3) and me (6) dressed up to trick-or-treat|
So today's Friday Five is going to focus on five things that I like to do to celebrate Halloween as an adult. I'm joining the DC Trifecta bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar from Mar on the Run!) for their Friday Five Link-Up this week, and I'm really excited to do so!
This is something I loved doing as a kid, and I continue to do it as an adult! Joe and I started our tradition of carving pumpkins together the year before we were married and just did so on Wednesday this year.
As I've gotten older, my pumpkin-carving skills have advanced in that I now use the more complex patterns for carving. As a kid, I made typical jack-o-lanterns with triangular eyes and a toothy grin. I'm much better now, though, even if I have to follow a pattern!
2. Passing out candy to trick-or-treaters
Even though we don't have children to take trick-or-treating yet (Baby Fish will be a little young to go next Halloween!), it's still fun to participate in the tradition by passing out candy!
3. Creating fall-themed treats or gifts for neighbors, friends, and co-workers.
Two years ago, I put together this Fall Party Mix and gave it out to co-workers in Halloween-themed bags. Everyone loved the treats, and I had so much fun putting the bags together!
Another quick and easy idea--remember these lollipop ghosts?
4. Decorating the House
This is one I need to work on a little bit more, but I do enjoy decorating for Halloween!
5. Eating Candy
This is one tradition you are NEVER too old for!
Even though celebrating Halloween looks different from when I was a kid, there's still plenty of things I enjoy doing to celebrate as an adult! I look forward to starting new traditions as Baby Fish joins us before next Halloween!!
Question for you: How do you celebrate Halloween now that you're older?