Tonight, for the very first time, I went trick or treating. K. has been asking about Halloween for a while now so I asked an American friend of mine if she was doing anything for Halloween. She asked us to join her and her friends for trick or treating and a Halloween party.
K. had so much fun, and so did we. There were about 15 kids in our group going from house to house (any houses in the area put out a pumpkin or other halloween paraphernalia to let the kids know that they were taking part in trick or treating) between the ages of two to six. It was lovely to hear them calling trick or treat as they approached a friendly door. (K. was dressed up as Snow White and was very pleased when someone commented how beautiful she looked as we passed them on the street).
One house in particular went all out with decorations on the roof, the garage door and the family were dressed up and handing out sweets and stickers in the front yard. The kids loved it.
And then at the Halloween Party my friend carved a pumpkin, getting the kids involved helping her to remove the ‘pumpkin guts!’ What a fun night. I’ll celebrate Halloween again next year for sure!