Halloween Movie Night

The weekend is finally upon us! I’m not sure about you all, but man this week was long. I’m in desperate need of a load of family time and relaxation. Thankfully, we don’t have any strict plans for our days off, so I’m going to soak up every moment with my favorite people. Jackson’s aunt is in town, so we’re going to have a lot of fun hanging out and celebrating the upcoming holiday while she’s here.

This Saturday, we’re planning on having a Halloween Movie Night. Since we have young children in the audience (and totally not because two of us are scaredy cats), we’re making the night family friendly. I’ve found that just a little bit of planning really makes small things like this that much more novel and memorable, so I’ve been thinking of little ways to make it more fun.

The Duds
Carters had a sale a few weeks ago in which I bought the kiddos some Halloween clothes (and their annual Christmas pj’s), so they will finally be able to show off their new threads. It’s all about the fashion, people.

Jackson will be wearing his aptly suited, “Jack” O’Latern shirt.

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While I will be wearing my similarly appropriate tee:

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Here for the Boos Tee

The Grub

I have been craving a caramel apple like no[boo]dy’s business*, but I can’t find them anywhere (seriously, where do you find these?). Thankfully, the all mighty Pinterest saves the day again.

This recipe for caramel apple nachos is a heck of a lot easier than melting and dunking a bunch of whole apples. Plus- heath bars and chocolate! Can’t go wrong.

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Caramel Apple Nachos

For the grown ups in the group, I’m considering making this gorgeous Halloween sangria. We’re having a party coming up where I’ll be making a big batch of a spooky adult beverage, so it would be good planning (and not at all self serving) to try this out before then.

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Halloween Sangria

The Shows

I sent out a list of Halloween titles for the ladies of the family to choose from or let me know if they wanted another. I included one that I specifically wanted to watch, but left out another because I felt it was too kidish. Thankfully, Auntie O is as much as a child as I am and she called to let me know this other movie must be included.

So, in true 90’s kid Halloween fashion, we will be watching…

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And, of course

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In the end, this is definitely a low key night. But I get joy from little things, so I’m completely looking forward to introducing a little more of the season in an otherwise common activity. Hopefully as the babies get older, they get the same sense of magic that I love about this season.

*I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. It’s a curse, really.