I’ve been wanting to get a bit more personal on the blog lately, so I thought I’d do one post at the start of each month that’s kind of like the editor’s letter at the beginning of a magazine. And what better month to begin than October. October means fall is here. Cool, crisp weather. Colorful leaves. And Halloween.
I especially remember one Halloween when I was about 10. I went trick-or-treating with 2 of my friends. We walked from house to house for what seemed liked hours, collecting as much candy as we could. I had the brilliant idea of using my pillowcase as my trick-or-treat bag. I’ll never forget one house in particular. As we left the porch some older kids came up to us and one of them grabbed my friend’s candy and another grabbed my candy bag. I held on for dear life to my pillowcase as he dragged me on my stomach through the bushes and into the street. Eventually I let go, but I was heart broken. I had walked around all night to get that candy for nothing. There would be no counting how many tootsie rolls and smarties I got. No searching for big candy bars. No toothbrush from the dentist down the street. And I lost my pillow case too! Out of the 3 of us, only one friend still had her candy. We sadly trudged to my friend’s house where I called my mom to pick me up.
But Halloween has happy memories too. Every year my parents would have a party with their friends and kids. It was a spooky dinner with a mixed up mystery menu, and the inspiration behind the Teen Halloween Party I posted a few years ago (don’t mind the crappy photography–I took the pics myself, yikes).
And for the blog I’ll be posting some fun Halloween Parties and of course lots of Halloween ideas over the next few weeks. Coming up this week is the launch of The One Charming Party Show on My Craft Channel (the first web episode will air this Wednesday). And if you want to attend a live event, I’ll be speaking on the blogging panel at SPARK near the end of the month.
But this isn’t all about me! I’d love to hear your Halloween ideas and memories. So please share them in the comments.