Americans may have been the ones to turn Halloween into the party that it is but did you know it’s the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain? Samhain (pronounced sow-in) marked the end of the harvest and the coming of Winter in old pagan times. The night of Halloween celebrates the short window of time in which the souls of the dead return to visit.
So there you go, it’s all a little darker than dressing like a minion and eating copious amounts of sweets!
The irony in my being in the US and enjoying Halloween now is that the holiday terrified me my whole life. Everything scares me. For about 12 years my brothers kept me out of their bedroom by threatening me with masks…
America celebrates everything and that is just one reason I love it here. I now have a vast collection of Autumn and Halloween decor which I just love to put up! This is my first year visiting a pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins and properly passing out candy the true American way and I am so excited. What I am not doing but would love to, at least one year is to throw a Halloween party. I’ve been snooping around Pinterest and here’s a list I put together of the ultimate halloween party essentials. Whether its decor, food, drinks or costumes to wear there’s something for the whole family.
Let me just put out a little disclaimer, these are all things I think are fun/clever/adorable and I hope you will too. I’m personally, not a fan of foods and decorations that are graphic or gory so you won’t find that sort of thing around here 🙂
The Ultimate Halloween Party Essentials
Also check out my recent post DIY Halloween Spider Web Wreath for an inexpensive and simple project!
Find the recipes below!
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For the too-cool-for-school men in your life who won’t drink girly looking cocktails *eye roll* why not try a cinnamon-brown sugar rim on the glass of their favorite seasonal beer?! It adds a fun twist!
I am a big fan of DIY costumes and not only are they cheaper than store bought but you will always be unique! If you choose a good one, you can potentially re-use whatever supplies you buy to make it.
Oh my, I just LOVE these relatively simple ideas!
ET, Deer & Deer Hunter, Lightening Strike and Forrest Gump & Jenny
- Rain Cloud by make it love it 2. Crazy Cat Lady by Crafty Morning 3. Sadness from Inside Out by love and lion