Now that I have a baby, Halloween has a whole different meaning for me. Gone are the days of costume parties with friends while enjoying adult beverages and tasty treats. My daughter's first Halloween is coming up and I couldn't be more thrilled. I've decorated the house with ghastly ghouls, wonderful witches, and gruesome ghosts. Of course you can't forget pumpkins either. Halloween isn't complete without pumpkins. I'll use any opportunity to decorate the house for holidays, but now that I have a baby it's much more fun. As she gets older, I hope she'll help me decorate. That would be wonderful.
Since I became a mom last December, Halloween now means wholesome family activities like trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving and decorating. We have many activities to go to this year with Scarlett including a Halloween party from my mom's group and a trip to the pumpkin patch. You can't forget a haunted hay ride either! I can't wait! One thing that hasn't changed this Halloween is my love of sweets. My tummy can't get enough of anything chocolate or pumpkin flavored. I'm sure I'll have my fill of tons of treats this year. Since Scarlett only has two teeth and can't have candy, I'm positive that she won't mind sharing with her mom. ;)
While kiddie activities are fun and create long lasting memories, it's important to have adult time with your spouse and friends too. Once my little unicorn is done parading around our neighborhood and is at Grandma's, we'll be inviting a few friends over for some Halloween fun. No party is complete without icy cold and refreshing Mike's Hard Lemonade, delightful appetizers and delectable goodies. I highly recommend serving Mike's Original Lemonade, or Mike's Black Cherry Lemonade if you're looking to kick the party up a notch.
Since Scarlett will be at Grandma's, we'll be able to enjoy the night sans child, which is rare! As we partake in our tasty treats, we'll be watching some Halloween related movies. Let's hope I can handle being spooked. The chances are low!
All zombies request a bowl full of eyeballs.
What's on your Halloween agenda this year? Whether you'll be carving pumpkins into the shape of a witch or cat, or going to a costume party, it all counts. Halloween only happens once a year and it's important to make the scary night a memorable one. It'll be especially eventful this year if you have a baby to dress up like I do!
Without candy corn, Halloween wouldn't be as delicious.
The perfect beverage for Halloween is Mike's Black Cherry Lemonade. Who doesn't love the tart and sweet taste of lemonade paired with the dark and mysterious flavor of black cherry? Halloween is all about darkness and spooky things, and this flavor definitely exemplifies this. One sip and you'll be in heaven. It's so hard to resist an icy cold Mike's! For the ultimate fantastic pairing, why not have a dirt cup topped off with chewy gummy worms and crushed Oreo's with a Mike's on the side? That'll really get you in the Halloween spirit!