Halloween is my favourite holiday. Halloween has always been my favourite holiday. When I was a kid, mum would decorate the house and make punch and I'd dress up and we'd watch Halloween cartoons and carve pumpkins together, and generally dork out about it. Nobody really celebrated in our area back then, and I rarely had anywhere to go trick-or-treating, but I loved the magic and spookiness of it all. What kid doesn't love the chance to dress up and embrace a little magic and mystery?
I've been very fortunate to spend several Halloweens in America, where they really do it right, but generally most Halloweens here have been pretty uneventful as I got older. We still decorate the house, but we live in the countryside and rarely get any trick-or-treaters, so it's mainly a fun activity we do for ourselves.
This year, however, Moose lives in a house of cosplaying, nerdy friends who wanted to do something cool for the occasion, so I finally got the chance to have a Halloween house party!
Alice and I purchased a ton of decorations to spice the house up with, and we put in a huge order of pumpkins so we'd have enough for everyone to carve. I can't believe it, but Moose had never carved a pumpkin before! He'd never really done Halloween before at all, which I found just super sad, so that was something I was absolutely going to rectify this year!
We had an amazing night! We had cosplay baking downstairs using all the pumpkin guts (we must have given them three bowlfuls of seeds and guts, haha), horror video games, Zombie Dice, Space Hulk (not technically all that creepy but a fun game anyway!), and we ended up watching season one of Knightmare in its entirety (not a single group won in the whole season.)
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