I am participating in the The Book of Me, Written by You project which will last 15 months. Prompt for week 9 is Halloween.
- Have you ever participated in a Halloween event?
- When was it?
- Where was it?
- What did you dress as?
- Trick or treat?
Some years our parents drove us over to a block with lots of houses. These streets had sidewalks so it was much safer for us to walk.They would park at one end and wait while we hit both sides of the street. I went Trick or Treating until I was about 12 or so. After that I took my sisters Trick or Treating and waited for them to dole out some candy to me.
I don’t remember too many costumes. I was an Indian once. Perhaps a ghost out of a sheet another time. My sisters liked being princesses; my brothers hobos or pirates.
Fast forward to adulthood: My parents liked having Halloween parties after we well all grown up. They would invite us kids with our spouses and children. We had pumpkin carving contests and costume contests. One year my Dad dressed up as a nun and another year as a woman. Gosh, he looked just like his mother!
My daughters loved to dress up in costumes. Some years I made their costumes and other years we bought costumes. A neighboring street would decorate with colored lights and other decorations and it was a great place to go Trick or Treating. After they got home, the girls would sort out the candy into types and count them. I would hope they would pass along Mounds, Almond Joys, or anything Cinnamon-flavored like Red Hots or Hot Tamales to me.
There were times when my friend invited them over to make cookies. Basically they were Christmas cookie dough but they cut them out with Halloween shapes and frosted them.
I found a photo where I did dress up. My daughters and I attended a Halloween party given by a friend of theirs. This year I made their costumes and we three won the costume contest!