I cannot believe I am writing that it is the 1st October! When and how did this happen?
I would be lying though if I said I wasn’t excited and haven’t been waiting to put up the Halloween decorations around the house for the last two weeks. However, now it’s October and I can go Halloween mad (well with the decorations I already own).
Why I love October?
First of all I love Autumn which aligns perfectly with October. I think just the colours of the trees, the crisp mornings, the fact I can begin wearing a coat or scarf. I just love everything about October.
In regards to Halloween I love it. I am a horror movie fanatic and have probably watched more horror films than I can count. Also I love going to scary themed events. There have been a couple I went to up London, but I would love to be able to go to Tulley’s farm in the UK.
Tulley’s farm is how I imagine Halloween is done in America, but that could just be me generalising. Basically it is a farm that has haunted car rides, mazes and even rooms to walk around in. I mean I would love to go, even though I am incredibly jumpy!
Anyway today I wanted to share a small bucket-list of things I would like to do (within reason to guidelines etc) during October! I want to bring as much spookiness as I can into my life!
So let’s get into it…
- Visit a pumpkin patch
I mean can any spooky bucket-list not have a pumpkin on it?! I did manage to go to my first pumpkin patch last year and it was such a wonderful experience.
I remember just walking into the field and looking around and feeling so happy. I also didn’t actually realise how many different kinds and colour pumpkins there actually is. But I am all for it and loving it.
- Carve a pumpkin
Now in relation to the one above I would like to carve a pumpkin! I have done this a few time’s in my life and it is hard and long. However, I love how it looks afterwards!
Last year I bought some stencils from Poundland and I used them to draw on the pumpkins before I then carved them. It was such a good idea and I made a cute little ghost on one of them!
But yeah of course I will be carving those pumpkins this year! Plus it will be nice to do something to get rid of this horrible year.
- Watch Scary movies
Of course again I feel like this is mandatory for Spooky season (well for me it is). However, I am aware not everyone is a horror fan and so this might not be the one for you.
One tradition I do have is watching “Halloween” on Halloween. it just makes sense to me and I love having that little tradition which Ryan has now adopted too!
- Spooky themed bakes/food
Last year actually on Halloween I hosted a little party (with my parents and Ryan). I actually really enjoyed making party food and turning them into Spooky themes. For example, I made ghost hot dogs (so hot dogs wrapped in pastry that you may see a lot online). I also made pumpkin themed cakes!
Therefore, this is something I would quite like to do again. Or even throughout this month get involved with baking (inspiration from Bake off of course) but with a spooky theme! So if anyone has any baking or recipes to do with Halloween then let me know!
- Visit a Haunted House
Myself and a couple of my friends have actually booked on to visit a Haunted building. However, we are playing it by ear what with everything going on.
But it is something that I like to do every year! Either go to an event or visit a Haunted house, something around those lines.
What are your plans for October?
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x