Why I Love Halloween

    Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Halloween and I always go all out. Sometimes I get reactions from people that make me think they don’t get why I love it so much.. so here we go! These are the reasons:

  • There is no other holiday that has more potential for creativity.

Yes, I put up fake wallpaper over the whole house :)

    Look, there are tons of other great holidays where you can do lots of fun stuff but the imagination can really run wild on Halloween. Easter you can have the easter bunny and do scavenger hunts.  St. Patricks Day is all about green.  Thanksgiving you have Pumpkin Spice Lattes and fall colours.  Christmas is amazing with lots of potential. But Halloween is just limitless. You can go from kid-friendly to completely haunted. Within that spectrum you can decorate like its an abandoned house, or an insane asylum, or a cabin in the woods, or many more. You can put up decor that has to do with witches or skeletons, or spiders, or bats, or monsters, and the list goes on and on. Then there are the costumes.  You can go as heroes, villains, creatures, professions, Disney characters, and yada yada yada.  There truly is no limit with how far you can take it AND every single year it can be different.  Infinite possibilities! 

  • It brings the best in TV shows

    I will dive into my specific favourite Halloween themed TV episodes later on but in general these episodes seem to bring the best out of each show: Home Improvement, Fresh Prince, Community, Modern Family, or The Simpsons. Their Halloween episodes are great!

  • You can get that adrenaline pumping fear without any real danger

    Whether it’s watching scary movies or going through haunted houses, it's a great way to get that heart beating, make that hair stand up on the back of your neck, and make you think that someone is coming for you without any of it possibly coming true. So much fun!

  • There are such fond memories attached to this holiday for me

    Watching the new Halloween themed episodes of my favourite TV shows, going out trick or treating, staying in and handing out candy to all the kids with their great costumes, watching scary movies, carving pumpkins, having friends over, and so many more.  All of whichI get to relive EVERY Halloween.

  • (This is a new reason since the birth of Baby Bird and the one that I am most excited about) I get to now be the Dad who throws the best Halloween parties for my kids just like Tim Taylor on Home Improvement

    Tim Taylor on Home Improvement would always throw amazing Halloween parties for his kids and go all out. I think this is the coolest thing to do for your kids and I can’t wait to do it for mine. I already have so many ideas but I just have to wait until Baby Bird (and our future kids) to get a bit older so they can enjoy it.  It’s going to be so awesome! :)

    The toughest part I have with Halloween is not pushing my obsession with Halloween onto everyone. It really comes from a good place though.  I just want everyone to have as much fun as I do with it which I know is ridiculous haha I just enjoy it so much.  I hope you can have as much fun with it as I do. Let me know if you like to go all out at Halloween like I do in the comment section down below.

- Papa Bird

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