Halloween 2023

This last Halloween was probably my favorite one yet! We truly had the best time. Our town goes all-out for Halloween and it is just SO fun.

Ben and Hannah are at such fun ages for all the kid stuff – it’s just the best. This summer we grew our own pumpkins that the kids got to carve into jack-o-lanterns.

I couldn’t resist baking up a batch of my favorite sugar cookies for Halloween. We have so much fun decorating and eating them!

It’s been a few years since Alex and I really dressed up in anything more creative than a witch hat. This year we got into it and dressed up as Waldo and Wenda from the “Where’s Waldo” books. We spent the evening walking around having people come up to us saying “I found you!”

Sweet Ben wanted to dress up this year as a jack-o-lantern and Hannah went as a fairy. We made her crown and her wand together – Ben was instrumental in the vision for the crown.

The businesses in our downtown participate in a collective trick-or-treat, which is really just so fun. All the kids come into town and get to do their first round of trick-or-treating together in an almost car-free zone.

From there, we met up with 5 or 6 families and took over an amazing local Mexican restaurant. The kids had so much fun – we got a kids table for them and both Ben and Hannah’s really good friends were there, so they had a blast.

We ended the evening with trick-or-treating in the neighborhood in our town. Many of the houses are completely decked out for Halloween and I think that adds to the vibe of the night.

Our group ebbed and flowed throughout the evening and the kids had so much fun and ended up with a mountain of candy. It was a really special and super fun Halloween this year!