Halloween is when you get to have a great time doing all the things you're not supposed to do. Like dressing up and acting crazy, as well as eating tons of candy and junk food, even though you know you're going to pay for it later. You know what they say, "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips". I guess we'll worry about the diet tomorrow. After all, it's Halloween!
There are lots of other things to like about Halloween, too.
Take Painting Faces on Pumpkins, for example. It's a fun activity for kids of any age, adults included. And then there is always the "perfect costume". Once you decide what you will be for Halloween the fun doesn't stop until it's over. I probably have more fun planning the party than I do hosting it.
If you're having a Halloween party you definitely have your work cut out for you. You want it to be a huge success. From the ghoulishly chosen menu to the sweet surprises, it's a whole lot of work. But then again, work was never this much fun!
Decorating can be the most fun of all. You can opt for horrifically scary decorations or select a charming and whimsically funny theme. Pumpkins can pull the whole thing together.
I love to look at all the houses that have been decked out for Halloween, especially those with carved and hand painted pumpkins. The carved pumpkins, though, don't last very long at all. Why go to all the trouble and expense of picking out and then carving those perfectly shaped orange beauties, only to have them shrivel and dry out before the season is even over? Why not try your hand at pumpkin painting?
It's really not that expensive and the wonderful time you can have with your kids makes it worth every penny. You can't find a better family project than this one and your kids can show off their handiwork to the entire neighborhood when they're done. When all the dressed up little ghosts and goblins come to your door to trick-or-treat they'll get a big kick out of all the colorful painted pumpkin faces.
Here's a great idea for Pumpkin Painted Faces:
Make sure everyone has selected their own pumpkin for the "family night" project. Write each family members' name on a slip of paper and fold in half. Place into a hat and have everyone draw a name. The name you draw is the person you have to paint on the pumpkin The adults or older children can help the younger kids with the face outline or pattern. Then just let your imaginations run wild and have fun filling in the faces with acrylic paints and additional colored magic markers. It will be interesting to see how they turn out.
Once you get started painting pumpkin faces you can decorate pumpkins in many sizes and place them throughout your home as part of your party theme. Your guests will be sure to comment on your decorative talents. Don't be surprised, though, if they ask you to take one home.