Friday, 18 October 2013

Halloween - good or bad?

When i was growing up i was never allowed to go out trick or treating as my mother considered it begging, so whilst my friends had fun with their parents i would watch from the window wishing i could go out and listen to the constant knocking on the door as the kids knocked and my mother ignored it. So when i had my older kids i was determined we would celebrate it. Its a festival and people go out of their way to get goodies in for the local children and it creates childhood memories.

 few years ago we went to Alton towers for halloween, sadly Tilly was too young to remember the experience but the older girls came too and they enjoyed dressing up and doing the rides in the dark. There was more of a thrill doing the rides untill 9pm at night. unfortunatly we havent had the money to go again this year but we are hoping to take Tilly to chessington for a day at the Chessington halloween celebrations

Tillys first Halloween

Trick or treating with her sisters

Halloween has been celebrated for many years and although it has become so much more 'americanised' over the years like many celebrations in life, it is still fun and it helps to build childrens imaginations. 
Tilly is 3 now and i noticing the Halloween bits in the shops and wants to wear the scary masks, she is also watching kids halloween programmes and asking to decorate the the house. We have had the pleasure of being invited this year to a party that a very good friend of mine is having at her house. Tracy is such an amazing lady and she does the most anmazing parties. I cant wait for Halloween this year, my kids will never sit at the window looking out sadly because they are missing out. Their childhood memories are going to be so much better than mine

The word Halloween or Hallowe'en dates to about 1745,and is of Christian origin It comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve, which is the evening before All Hallows Day. in Scotland the word eve is even, and this is contracted to e'en or een. Over time, (All) Hallow(s) E(v)en evolved into Halloween

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