This is Halloween, this is Halloween…

… Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! If you don’t know that song, you might as well stop reading here. Or go and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas ASAP. I’m pretty new to the whole Halloween loving thing. My Halloween game started to pick up when I was at uni, and then hit an all-time high when I went to America – Halloweek is a pretty great idea. Even though I’m a scaredy-cat at heart, I have a few favourite things about the festivities…

The films

In case you didn’t notice, I’m a big fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you thought it was a Christmas movie, you thought wrong. Christmas might be in the title, but there’s a whole song dedicated to Halloween so… The Rocky Horror Show is also a favourite – I can’t resist a good tune.

Pumpkins

It’s possible that pumpkins are the cutest vegetable going. They’re also fun to carve and they taste yummy. This year I’m making pumpkin soup and roasted pumpkin seeds because there’s definitely such a thing as a Halloween health kick.

Scaring yourself for no good reason

Now, for the rest of the year, I’m a big wimp. I hate being scared and will actively go out of my way to avoid it lest the night terrors appear. But, on Halloween, there’s something fun about being so scared you pee your pants (not literally). A good old Halloween festival and a horror maze or two is pretty fun this time of year.

Looking ridiculous

There’s good reason my love for Halloween peaked at uni. Costumes are a night out staple, whenever the occasion calls for it. And Halloween is the main fancy dress event. Much to my English friends’ and family’s disdain, I’m all about American Halloween. I don’t want to be limited to being scary. And that’s why, for the past 2 years, I’ve dressed up as a jellyfish…

The Christmas countdown

If there’s one thing I love more than Halloween, it’s Christmas. And, because there’s no Thanksgiving to wait for in the UK, the Christmas countdown officially begins on November 1st. In my book, anyway.

(P.S. My dog is 100% not that demonic)