Thursday, October 31, 2013

Do You Celebrate Halloween?

       Halloween is not celebrated in a big way in my homeland, Jamaica, but there are parties at hotels, clubs and some homes.  I have learnt a lot about this celebration from blogs and have been fascinated by the decorations, costumes and recipes. I can just imagine how thrilled children are when they go trick or treating and get a variety of goodies.  I note that pumpkins are a big part of Halloween. I like to see the carved pumpkins with lights.  We have had huge pumpkins on our farm which provided us with some delicious pumpkin soup.

One of the many Pumpkin Petals from my backyard

A huge pumpkin from my backyard
   Do you celebrate Halloween?  How do you plan to celebrate this year?  When was your most memorable Halloween?

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38 comments:

Winnie said...

Here we do not celebrate it at all. Most people don't even know what Halloween is
But we do have a similar holiday ( in a few months)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing this information Winnie! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Lisa T said...

We give out candy to the kids. It's great to see all of their costumes and they have so much fun. In my neighborhood we also have designated "safe houses" for children to go to if they get lost or scared. Each safe house has a balloon on the mailbox so the kids know where to go. We are a safe house this year...thankfully no lost kiddies yet.
Have a safe night everyone!
Lisa

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing how you and your neighbourhood will celebrate Lisa T. Sounds like a fun time for sure. I hope everything goes fine. Happy Halloween!

Blush and Barbells said...

Halloween wasn't big in the neighborhood where I grew up, so I don't get too excited about it. I do however love all things pumpkin.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing your comments Blush and Barbells.

Angel Allen said...

I'd forgotten how pretty pumpkin petals can be. It's been a long time since I saw one.
Angel

Judy Haughton-James said...

They are really pretty Angel!

Amanda Smith said...

We go to a family party on Halloween and the kids go trick-o-treating. But we don't Celebrate. It's just another excuse to spend time with family for us.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad you got a chance to be with your family Amanda. Have a great weekend.

Sandee said...

Hubby and I don't celebrate Halloween. It's just not something that we're into. Not against it, but don't participate. I've no memorable Halloweens.

Have a terrific day Judy. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing your comments about Halloween Sandee! Have a great Friday.

SarahMummy said...

I'm in Britain (popping over from Clairejustine's!) we celebrate it more and more over here. Some people complain about it being American, but I quite like it - it's a bit of fun for the kids.

Marie Moody said...

Lately we only celebrate with decorations on our home & giving the kids candy when they ring the bell & putting up with the dog barking each time. Well, somebody has to stay home to give the candy! hehehehe HAPPY WEEKEND!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments SarahMummy.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing how you spend Halloween Marie! A happy weekend to you too.

Self Sagacity said...

Yes. I am actually getting more excited about Halloween each year. It is a special time and month, since Oct is my BD month - I tend to favor it more. :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Happy Belated Birthday Self Sagacity. I note that you were born in October. My birthday is in a few days - November 4.

mail4rosey said...

We celebrate with children's activities. I never take part in the ghouly stuff, I'm a big chicken and don't like scary stuff.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am a bit of a chicken also Rosey so certain aspects would scare me!LOL Have a great weekend.

Darlene Nemeth said...

Hi Judy, we live in southern Ontario. I guess you can say we celebrate Halloween. We carve pumpkins, decorate the front of the house, the kids dress up and go trick-or-treating. It's a fun time being with family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing how you spend Halloween in Ontario Darlene. Have a good week.

Clairejustine oxox said...

I agree with Sarah, but me and my kids love it. A chance to get dressed up and have lots of treats :) not to goos with the pumpkins though. When the children go to bed its nice to watch a scary movie lol. hope your having a lovely weekend Judy x

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad you and your family had a good Halloween Claire. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

mail4rosey said...

I know I already visited this post. I came back to wave hello & thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Rosey! I am here waving back! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Theresa said...

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I just love everything about it. We took our decorations down today, which made me a little sad, but we will be putting up Christmas soon, so not overly sad.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad you and your family enjoyed Halloween Theresa. The days are moving so quickly that Christmas will soon be here.

Susan@Organized31 said...

I've never seen such a large pumpkin blossom. Isn't it lovely? We had a fun Halloween. My husband has always loved carving pumpkins and has passed that love onto our children, so Halloween is lots of fun. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I'm sorry for visiting so late. I just can't find my groove since returning from our stay-cation. Anywho, we don't really celebrate Halloween anymore now that the kids are grown. We use to carve a jack-o-lantern and take the kids trick or treating. One rule we always followed with the children was to never do scary costumes. There is enough evil in the world without having our kids look like monsters. lol This year, I just sat a pumpkin outside near my mums and DH & I had all the candy that we bought because we just don't get trick or treaters at our house. Thanks for stopping by!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad you and your family had a wonderful Halloween Susan. Have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for sharing your comments about Halloween Cathy. Have a great week.

Cathy Compeau said...

Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

Linda Bouffard said...

Hey, Judy, We don't really "celebrate". My first son I never let him go trick or treating. But the other 3 - I let them go trick or treating. It's fun to see the kids come to the door all dressed up. Take care, Linda

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Cathy! I will be sure to link up again.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad your children had a fun time Linda.

Maria said...

yum to the pumpkin soup!!! one of my favorites! :)
i am working on a halloween post right now!
i hope you have a wonderful weekend, judy!
xoxox
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

I see that you like pumpkin soup also Maria! I will be sure to come over and see your Halloween post.

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