Halloween: A Family Experience

When you think of a family activity, what comes to mind? A week-long beach vacation? A trip to Disneyland? A weekend camping trip? The holidays?

Most people think of Thanksgiving and Christmas when they hear the term “the holidays”. But in my family, including my very close friends, the holidays start with Halloween — the best holiday of all. You don’t have to shop, fight the crowds, and no one is grumpy. What’s not to love?

This week, I’m focusing on the family aspect of Halloween and how you can gain quality time just by getting into costume and maybe trick-or-treating. It’s one night a year, and you can be anything you want!

We have years of memories dressing up together…

Death ninja, grim reaper, devil
2008: Our son was a death ninja, so I dressed up as a grim reaper and my husband dressed as the devil. He was brave enough to use face paint. Me not so much, so I used eyeshadow to give myself a more deathly look.
ninja family
My son went through a stage for about five years where he was nothing but a different type of ninja for Halloween. We truly embraced it in 2009 and all dressed as ninjas!
2010: I had three costumes that year for work and parties, so that night I decided to just dress festive for Halloween night.
2010: I had three costumes that year for work and parties (coming in later posts), so I decided to just dress festive for Halloween night. My son was a white dragon ninja, of course 😉
2010: Family reunion on Halloween. We had a coven of witches that year!
2010: Family reunion on Halloween. We had a coven of witches that year! I hope we can do that again because it certainly made the pictures more interesting, and everyone seemed to have fun!
2011: My witch dress, complete with boots. I actually wore this dress to my high school freshmen homecoming. A good dress can be worn for many occasions!
2011: My witch dress, complete with socks and boots. I actually wore this dress to my high school freshmen homecoming. A good dress can be worn for many occasions!
Here's my son's Scorpion ninja that complemented my witch.
My son’s Scorpion ninja that complemented my witch. It was also the last year of the ninja lol. Although, we’ll see this year…
2012: The first year we did our own thing lol. Mario, the grim reaper (inspired by the premiere of Lil' Horsemen) and Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. Mario got all the attention that night, and somehow my son and I still managed to go dark lol.
2012: The first year we did our own thing lol. Mario, the grim reaper (inspired by the premiere of Lil’ Horsemen), and Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. Mario received all the attention that night, and somehow my son and I still managed to go dark. Great minds think alike 🙂

Leave a comment...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s