I am one of those really annoying people who officially kicks off the holiday season with Halloween. To me, Halloween is the start to my favorite time of year. From October 31st to January 1st, I am full of so much holiday cheer it will probably make you a little nauseous if you’re not really into that sort of thing. I don’t even mind the cold… I’m just full of too much spirit to care! Totally obnoxious, right? (And poor John has to live with this. Yikes.)
I blame New York City. I’ve always loved Halloween, but I didn’t really become a Thanksgiving and Christmas person until I moved to New York. New York just does the holidays right… the Christmas lights and trees, ice skating in the park, holiday markets, the Macy’s parade, the Salvation Army buckets on every corner. It’s just magical. So a fair warning… if you’re just not into the holidays, you may want to steer clear of my blog for the next two months, because I have a feeling I’m going to be full of extra cheer this year, since this is the first year we are actually staying in New York for the holidays instead of visiting family in North Carolina, and I am already planning epic decorations and thinking of what I want to cook for Christmas dinner.
We kicked off the season right with an awesome Halloween party last Thursday at John’s office – Etsy – where we dressed up as Mario and Princess Peach. I even got John to dance with me and we rocked it out. Friday night we carved a pumpkin, watched scary shows about ghosts, and cooked up some pumpkin seeds. Yum. And then on Halloween, we passed out candy to all the adorable little goblins in our building.
I hope your Halloween was just as fun! Are you like me and consider Halloween the official start to the holiday season? Or are you not really a fan? What season makes you ridiculously cheerful?
ALSO – just a quick reminder – today is Election Day, so make sure you get out there and vote. In New York, polling places are open until 9pm tonight, so you have plenty of time. If you’re not sure where your polling place is, you can visit Vote411.org to find out.