I know it’s a little late in the season but has anyone else noticed that Halloween has become second fiddle to Christmas? I always thought it was Valentine’s Day or New Years Eve or Thanksgiving but now I’m certain that Halloween has closed in the past few years and is in a close second. Halloween has never really been a big holiday for me, not in a while anyway but this year I wanted to get into it.
Since moving to the Midwest I’ve been surrounded by dozens of selections for Halloween entertainment; corn mazes, haunted houses, haunted hay rides, Trick or Treating at campsites, pumpkin patches and their version of hay rides with spiced cider, wineries and their spiked cider, the planting of mums, gourds and mini-pumpkins for decorating indoors and finally, intensely decorated pumpkins.
Due to rain and coldness I missed out on corn mazes and haunted hay rides but this just leaves more to talk about next year! This year we did decorate the inside of our home for fall, planted mums and decorated pumpkins.