It’s really not about the candy or the costumes, Halloween is a great opportunity to bond with your family. You don’t have to be a huge supporter of the evil side, you can simply look at it as a day to celebrate the harvest. Celebrating the harvest was the original inspiration for the celebration that began the tradition of All Hallows Eve. But somehow, through the years, death, devils, and scary things have taken over Halloween. I don’t like any of it. And a lot of women I have spoken to are being turned off of Halloween. They think it has gotten out of control. And maybe it has. It is the second biggest holiday money maker for retailers after Christmas. So you have Jesus, number one, devil, number two. But, if you look at the day as just a fun day for you to be with your children, then it isn’t evil at all. It is fun to dress up. It is fun to go around trick or treating. You can carve pumpkins, bake ghost cookies, make crafts, and have an entire afternoon wrapped around Halloween, or Harvest activities. Many years I threw Halloween parties in the afternoon at my house. With my girlfriends and their children we painted pumpkins and enjoyed my Halloween treats.
Every child loves candied apples on Halloween. And what a fun activity. Dip the apples in warm caramel sauce, and it is so yummy.
I also love making black spaghetti on Halloween. The kids get such a kick out of it.
Another fun treat, chocolate pudding with gummy bears in it. How easy is that.
Get some nutrition in these kids after school before they load up on the candy. How about a ghoulish green smoothie made of apple, yogurt, honey, and fresh spinach leafs.
Of course for the moms, look for my squash and pumpkin soup recipes in the recipe section.
And remember, it’s fun for you and your children when Mommy dresses up too. Have fun!