Hello, Friends! I haven't joined up in several weeks, but I'm back in the game! And just in time to talk about some Halloween favorites.
1. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
I had to think about this. I couldn't remember a single one. I'm not that old, I swear! I guess Halloween wasn't a huge deal in our house, and the cutoff for trick or treating was twelve. Perhaps that's why I love it so much as an adult...I didn't get my fill as a kid. The one costume that (finally) popped into my head was the one I wore the year I turned six. I was the tooth fairy. I wore a fru fru dress and carried a Barbie skirt that turned into a fancy drawstring bag. My mom filled it with some Legos so it rattled like it was full of teeth. If pictures exist, I have no idea where. I've never actually seen one.
2. If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?
I want to be an owl! But I wouldn't go back and do it, because I want photographic evidence and the memories to go with it. I found some good candidates...some would need to be adapted for an adult, of course.
3. Favorite costume as an adult?
This particular Halloween was so fun, which is why it's my favorite costume. It was rather simple, really, but we went to a party at a new friend's house and had a blast.
I was the doctor and my husband was the naughty nurse. I never thought I'd find myself applying lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner on my husband. He has luscious lashes!
4. Favorite Halloween Candy?
My son has a dairy allergy, so most chocolate candies are out. When going through his stash a couple years ago, I came across something called Coffee Crisp. It was insane! Apparently, they are popular in Canada, so I had to do some finagling to get my hands on some full size bars (and I don't even eat candy bars...it was that good!). They were awful! If you can't find a fresh lot of Coffee Crisps, don't bother. Otherwise, Almond Joy and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are favorites. So are Sweet Tarts.
5. Favorite Halloween Memory?
A few years ago, we were celebrating our first Halloween since moving to New England. Our neighborhood is pretty spread out, so we don't trick or treat around here. The counselor at my son's school told us about a great neighborhood. It was! My husband and I walked around with our pup and our kiddo, hot chocolate in hand. It was like a peaceful date night. Nothing earth-shattering happened, but it stands out as one of the best. Ever.
6. Whats your favorite scary movie?
I saw Urban Legend four times in the theater with various friends. I'm not big on horror movies, but that one was exciting and fun without being too horrible. One of my friends owned an Explorer, and we must have checked the backseat twenty times on the way home.
I was so in love with Jared Leto as a teenager. He's gotten a little weird, but I think the love is still there, somewhere.