For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time
Well, ringing 20 doorbells in your hood - and touching sweets which may have been handled by goodness knows who - are things which should probably be placed on hold right now.
But there are ways in which you can retain the entertainment value of the ancient ritual of Halloween.
Because the origins of this festival go so far back, there is much speculation around how it all started. It looks as though it was the Celts who first celebrated this festival in special outfits – in all probability, animal skins! So, let’s start with the outfits.
1. Design and put together a costume
This is a time for creativity and discovering new talents. Let the kids dream up their outfit and then draw it on a device or a piece of paper. Then list the things they may need to put it all together – the spookier the better. A witch’s hat with ‘spiderwebs’ across the face? Or Dracula in drag? Or maybe a ghostly white sheet? Let their imagination run wild, and then raid the cupboards for the needed items.
Don’t forget to take pics in the making for great memories.
2. The pumpkin (or is it perhaps the pumpking?)
Yip. This is the royal guest at the festivities. Get to the veggie shop a good few days before 31 October or you might luck out. Now, pick out the prize. At home, let the little ones help you hollow out the vegetable and then watch while you carve your masterpiece. In a few years, with the right instruction, they will be able to start doing some carving of their own.
3. Scary stuff - the make-up
Halloween should be a little spooky, funny and a great way to celebrate life together. So, it’s time to go and dig in the bottom drawer for old make-up. Lipstick, nail polish, and ghostly base which will all do the trick.
4. Now, off to the movies, folks
Seeing we can’t go tricking or treating, it’s a good idea to get a few Ital Pizzas and other treats in before settling down in front of the TV. Whether your choice of movie is Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown or The Nightmare before Christmas or Monster House, the evening is rescued! An age appropriate movie is advised …
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories wrote:
“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror”. Happy Halloween everyone!
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