October 31st brought about my first Halloween and boy oh boy, it was something like I have never experienced. Even though many people may think I’m a little too old to go trick or treating, I just had to experience what every American child did in their neighbourhood, on the night of Halloween. The streets of the local neighbourhood were lined with hundreds of families dressed up in all sorts of costumes. Some were down right frightening and others just made you chuckle.
The houses were extravagantly decorated as all sorts of ‘scary’ spiders, ghosts and goblins. It felt even more intense than the house that puts up a million lights at Christmas time. It was a festivity I have never experienced before and honestly left me a little puzzled. I still don’t quite understand everyone dressing up in scary costumes and walking from house to house, to get lollies. But in saying that, it is extremely fun!
I also got the opportunity to carve my own pumpkin!! Which was so much fun and proved to be a lot harder than I would have thought (and I was doing the most simple design).
All in all my first Halloween experience was fabulous and definitely something to remember. Once again I kept thinking “I feel like I’m in a movie”! I had seen this typical Halloween night so many times on the TV but now I was living it.