Mr A loves to dress up and I love bringing nature into the home so Halloween is a pretty fun time of the year for us. We don't really over indulge with the sugary side of things although we do have a few treats but tend to do more crafts, make pumpkin pie and carve pumpkins. We have been spending quite a bit of time roaming community gardens and farms looking at the pumpkins grow this year which has been a lot of fun.
This year we actually spent Halloween night in Amsterdam so the night before we left on our dutch city-break we went over to my mothers for a special "Halloween" were basically we put on a little treasure hunt for Mr A which ended in a few new metal cars as well as playing bob the apples. It also gave Mr A a chance to dress up and for all us to get into the spirit of things. My mother made some very yummy Portuguese inspired plum custard tarts as well as a divine pea and potato curry with a big helping of green salad.
The lovely people at Marks and Spencer also sent over a few goodies to add that extra little Halloween fun, of course celebrating a day early meant that we didn't have to share any with tricker treaters. We had glow sticks and a pin the witches nose on game, you can also see the amazing witches fingers we had last year among other things. They always have such a fun gifts and celebratory items I cannot wait to see what they have in store for Christmas.
|Spooky jelly skulls from M&S|