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How to Have the Perfect Halloween

October 16, 2012 by  
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Halloween to me has always been about the decorations. For years I have been decorating my homes in decorations ranging from the gory to the cute. Cuter more kid friendly decorations have been more my thing as I have younger kids but my home is always decorated. Now I am not saying that my decorations are the best but it is part of what makes my Halloween perfect. I have a few tips that makes this time of year a very fun time.

  • Keep it as simple as you can – now I have been known to create some of my own decorations but as life can get busy sometimes simple comes out looking pretty darn good.
  • Pick your own pumpkins and gourds – if this is possible for you then you should do it. Pumpkin picking’ is fun and a great way for the whole family to be involved and that way you actually have a hand in choosing your decorations and don’t have to rely on store bought sizes that might not fit in your theme.
  • Shop after Halloween – this is what I do to get the best deals on decorations that the store couldn’t sell in time. So I am always raring to go before the next Halloween rolls around.

My family and I always have fun on Halloween but I do have one favorite memory of a Halloween past that just stands out away from the others. It was a few years ago in Illinois, we started the day out going on a hay ride, pumpkin picking’, bobbing for apples, sipping cider and just really enjoying the crispness in the air. We went home and decorated the house in our style and we were ready to go for our Halloween party the next evening. Our decorations that year were simple but effective with lots of fog from our fog machines. The thing I liked out this particular Halloween was that my family as a whole enjoyed every minute of it and having that kind of time with your husband and kids is priceless.

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Halloweens past have been about being scared and scaring others (when we were younger) but for us now the change of seasons that Halloween signifies makes it a time that we look forward to every year. Living in Florida we don’t have the typical seasons so the second that cooler air hits us in Central Florida we are in the holiday spirit. When that air hits around Halloween it makes it even better! For me, having the perfect Halloween is all about the decorations, the fun, the family and friends gathering for a party, the foods and most importantly the candy ;)

Now that is where HERSHEY’S comes in for me. HERSHEY’S BOO BLVD. is HERSHEY’S first ever virtual trick-or-treat trail, you must check it out to get in on all the fun! You can get recipes, find crafts to do, watch videos and even visit blogs like mine. I love this virtual trick-or-treating and I know you will too. And just to make it extra sweet I have a tasty giveaway for you. You all have the opportunity to win one of my favorite HERSHEY’S candy, KIT KATS! Please see rules below to enter to win a bag of KIT KATS for you and your family.

I am participating in the HERSHEY’S BOO BLVD. campaign via Mom Bloggers Club. This post was sponsored by HERSHEY’S. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

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87 Responses to “How to Have the Perfect Halloween”
  1. heather hayes panjon says:

    Decorating And The Candy !:)

  2. Peggy says:

    pumpkins!

  3. LaTanya says:

    the candy

  4. Jill H. says:

    Handing out candy to the trick or treaters. They’re so cute!

  5. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    My favorite thing about Halloween are all the scary movies :)

  6. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says:

    I follow your RSS feed by Google Reader as bcpmud (at) boone (dot) net. Also follow by email :)

  7. Elena says:

    dressing up

  8. Linda Kish says:

    I like seeing all the kids all dressed up

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Tabathia B says:

    taking my kids out trick or treating

  10. Donna Marie says:

    I love all of the get togethers and festivals with friends

  11. Jessica says:

    I love dressing my daughter up in cute costumes

  12. Jemima P says:

    Definitely the candy!

  13. Christine W says:

    My favorite is going trick or treating with our son!

  14. Christine W says:

    I am a subscriber

  15. Steph says:

    I like the decorations, the candy and the great Halloween movies. Fun time of the year.

  16. HappyMomC says:

    making our halloween costumes and dressing our yard up!

  17. HappyMomC says:

    Subscriber

  18. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I like to watch kids get their candy,their faces!

  19. Carol W says:

    I love to see all the costumes. thanks

  20. Stacey B says:

    My favorite thing is having a carefree night with the kids

  21. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite thing is passing out treats to the kids, carving a pumpking and the Halloween costumes

  22. Cheryl Free says:

    My favorite thing about Halloween is the costumes :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  23. Cheryl Free says:

    Subscribed to FeedBlitz RSS with Google Reader

  24. Kate F. says:

    I love scary movies and candy corn.

  25. Elis B. says:

    candy

  26. ShempLabs says:

    I love all the creative costumes

  27. Barbara Stenby says:

    My husband acting like a kid at Halloween. It is his favorite holiday! Plus Kit Kats are his fave candy.

  28. Jackie Preas says:

    I love seeing the children all dressed up and happy :)

  29. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love to see the kids faces as they go door to door to get their treats

  30. Julie Thompson says:

    Haunted houses and the “scary” movies and bringing smiles to the kids face when you give them candy

  31. Julie R says:

    Seeing my kids having fun.

  32. Heather! says:

    I love dressing up and scaring my family with little pranks (rubber spiders in the bathroom cup is a great one!)!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  33. Heather! says:

    I subscribe to RSS via Google Reader.
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  34. Amanda Rauch says:

    pretending that we are buying candy for the trick or treaters when really its for us to eat. The fall season and halloween have always been a favorite in our house.

  35. Jessie C. says:

    Trick or treating with kids

  36. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I like watching the kids in their costumes, the weather, and the candy!

  37. Leah Baird says:

    Seeing the costumes.

  38. Michaela K says:

    Carving pumpkins and eating candy:)

  39. Michaela K says:

    And new subscriber:)

  40. Amy Peschel says:

    Seeing the kids dress up in excitement.

  41. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Costumes and Candy

  42. Seyma Shabbir says:

    rss google reader

  43. Mary Gallardo says:

    Seeing everyone in costume! It’s so cool! =)

  44. Natasha says:

    The costumes and candy!

  45. Jessica To says:

    My favorite thing about Halloween is how excited my son gets over the holiday!

  46. Barrie says:

    I love seeing what the little trick or treaters are dressed as!

  47. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love the costumes.

  48. Mary Happymommy says:

    I subscribe. Thanks.

  49. Rebecca Orr says:

    Taking the kids out! bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  50. Rebecca Orr says:

    rss feed subscriber bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  51. Eve says:

    sharing the kids candies :)

  52. Sonya says:

    I like carving a pumpkin

  53. Amy W. says:

    Candy is my favorite.

  54. Jeanna says:

    My favorite thing is to see the excitement on my kids faces on Halloween night!

  55. Jeanna says:

    I subscribe to you new RSS.

  56. Nataly Carbonell says:

    chocolates of course! *_*

  57. Tim says:

    I like to take the kids trick or treating

  58. David says:

    My favorite part about Halloween is eating the candy, whether it be the leftovers from what we didn’t hand out or pieces I snag from the kids.

  59. Wanda McHenry says:

    I love the cute costumes the kiddies come to the door in! So precious!

  60. Wanda McHenry says:

    Subscribe to RSS in Google Reader

  61. Andrea Terrell says:

    The candy!

  62. Dawn Sterner says:

    Decorating, taking my daughter trick-or-treating & carving pumpkins :)

  63. Daniel M says:

    watching the kids have fun

  64. Laura S says:

    I like the haunted houses

  65. Jennifer Marie says:

    love seeing the kids in costumes!

  66. Tina M says:

    trick or treating with my kids

  67. Gretchen Gerth says:

    I love seeing all of the kids in costumes. The neighborhood we now live in does have hardly any trick or treaters so I go up to the mall just to see the costumes.

  68. Vera S says:

    The costumes are my favourte thing about Halloween. :)

  69. Deb K says:

    Seeing all the kiddies dressed up is my favorite.

  70. Deb K says:

    I subscribe with Google Reader

  71. Becky says:

    I love carving pumpkins

  72. lisa says:

    seeing the kiddoes enjoy it:)

  73. Linda F says:

    The excitement of the children

  74. Jennifer Rote says:

    I love the haunted houses.

  75. kemberley crosswhite says:

    i absolutely love everything about halloween :)

  76. Kim Reid says:

    I like to give out candy to the Trick or Treat kids – Thanks!

  77. Debbie Langley says:

    I love passing out candy to the trick or treaters.

  78. Kayte CookWatts says:

    I LOVE scary movies!!

  79. Antonio says:

    Not sure yet what I’ll be, which is cutting it close (I’m open to ideas)I’ll be rinokcg some Reverse Trick-or-Treating with Engineers Without Borders, which means knocking on people’s doors and giving THEM fair-trade candy, while discussing the benefits of fair trade to small-scale farmers in the developing world! Anyone is invited to join at 4pm in CEME building design studio Saturday.

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