I have a little theory about Halloween and towns. The more economically depressed the town, the more ecstatic they get about Halloween. They spend more money on costumes, decorations, and candy than say, Irvine. I think one reason is that there is no social stigma in a small town for turning your front lawn into a graveyard with skeletons emerging from the ground. Or having evil demon like wraiths floating in front of your front door (there are two of these in the neighborhood).
I'm not complaining or judging. If anything, I'm enjoying myself a little too much. I must say that Indiana takes the cake (or the candy corn). We have had to turn down several party invitations because they conflict, or it's really just too many for one week. Oh, and since it's a small Christian town, trick or treating will be on Saturday night, not Sunday. Cool, huh?
I bought a schmaltzy Cleopatra costume from Target. Jesse doesn't want to match me. Oh well. The kids were instructed to make use of the costume bin and the dollar store. I believe there will be lots of wings, makeup and glow sticks involved in their dress up. Can't wait to post pictures!
So do you LOVE Halloween? How do you celebrate without it getting too gruesome?