At-Home Halloween Party

While reading, listen to Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead by Ella Fitzgerald.

I have a Christian girl Confession: I love Halloween.

It's true. YES, I know of its superstitious, evil origins. YES, I know that it is kind of creepy. YES, my mom has told me to not "dabble". Let me clarify...I love the PG-rated, kid-friendly, Disney version of Halloween. Halloweentown. Hocus Pocus. Twitches. Ya feel me? The candy-eating, fun makeup-wearing, Nightmare Before Christmas-watching kind of Halloween. I like snuggling up to a glass of hot cider, a little bowl of candy corn, and watching It's A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I am also very fond of giving out free candy to adorable children dressed up as donuts and Batman. My version of Halloween is incredibly tame, and includes no scares or questionable activity. Trust me. 

My husband always laughs at the irony of this because I am probably the easiest person in the world to scare. Any kind of loud noise startles me. A scary movie trailer is enough to keep me up at night. I won't walk into certain stores because of the heeby-jeeby "feeling" I get. How on earth could this scaredy-cat love Halloween?! I really could not tell you. I suppose I'm more complex than I even knew! Needless to say, as Halloween approached this year, I knew I wanted to celebrate.

October has been wildly busy, and I have been feeling slightly under the weather, so a low-key, yet festive evening was just what I needed. Reed and I decided bake some delicious treats, invite some friends over for dinner, and watch the mildly scary movie, The Lazarus Effect. And when I say mild, I mean that everyone laughed at its stupidity as I hid beneath the blanket, in true scaredy-cat form. We did not break the bank on this one, and it was certainly not the most wild Halloween affair you'd find - but it was just what we wanted...relaxing, fun, and delicious.

Below, you'll find some shots of our At Home Halloween Party. 

Thanks for joining us friends, and for making our Halloween so fun!

What did you do for Halloween this year? Share in the comments below!