Halloween has always been one of my most favorite holidays. The combination of crisp fall air, children decked head to toe in the most adorable and creative costumes, and all the leftover candy has helped cement this holiday in my heart forever.
My mom had a lot to do with the reason I love this holiday so much. No matter how much we begged, my mom always refused to buy our costumes, preferring to make them herself. As a result, my siblings and I always ended up in the most unique costumes imaginable.
Throughout the years I have been a tea bag, the Chiquita Banana girl, a gypsy and a beggar. And although all I ever wanted growing up was a store bought costume, I look back on my homemade Halloween costumes with such fondness and love.
At the ripe of age of 25 it’s no longer appropriate for me to go Trick-or-Treating, but I’ve managed to create some of my own Halloween traditions as an adult.
This is arguably the best Halloween movie ever made. I never go a year without watching the Sanderson Sisters fail in their attempt to eat all the little children in Salem, MA. Childish? Sure. A Halloween necessity? Absolutely.
2. Pot Roast
This may seem like a strange choice for a Halloween meal, but it is always my go-to. Ultimately, it’s a really simple and delicious meal that you can leave in the slow cooker while you’re passing out candy to all the Trick-or-Treaters. After you’ve passed out the entire stash of candy — only stealing a few pieces here and there — you are able to enjoy a really yummy adult treat: a homemade pot roast. This recipe from The Kitchn highlights two different slow cooker methods you can try for your roast. Both are wonderful!
3. Passing out Candy
This is my favorite part of Halloween. Not only am I bringing joy to little children in the form of a sugar high, I’m able to get my baby fix while “oohing” and “ahhing” over tiny little humans dressed up as lobsters or skeletons.
Whether you’re hitting the town, escorting your children on their trick-or-treating adventure, or staying in to watch a Harry Potter marathon, I hope you have a very happy Halloween!