Halloween is in twelve more days. It is one of my favorite holidays. Even an allergy kid loves candy and treats. I’m going trick-or-treating for the first time in almost ten years! I’m actually really looking forward to it. My family and I have sort of avoided traditional trick-or-treating for a while due to my allergy. Instead we have a big Halloween party every year with my whole family at my grandparents’ house. We also go to trick or treat events, like Trick or Treasure, an allergy free event in a town near us, or my favorite Halloween at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.
I just went to the Halloween event at Greenfield Village this past weekend. It is such an amazing event. I usually give away most of the treats, but I took a picture of my little haul below–clearly you aren’t really there for the treats, but I thought you might want to see what they give out.
It is such a fun evening. As the sun sets, the village is lit up by hundreds of carved pumpkins. You follow the pumpkin path and are entertained by a a circus sideshow, a fortune teller, giant singing pumpkins, a band of pirates, and amazing actors retelling classic stories in the candlelit night. My favorite this year was a retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. Watch out for the Headless Horseman as he rides across the field! It’s so much fun!
I dressed up as Harry Potter (due to reasons mentioned in an earlier post), and my little sister dressed up as Hermione. The resemblance was actually kind of scary.
Below, I posted some cool pictures from the event from those who are interested.
Feel free to comment about any fun, allergy-safe events in your local area. I might even include it in a future post!
my youngest daughter Erin lives in NJ. If anyone in the neighborhood wants to provide an allergy free snack on Halloween-they simply put out a pumpkin painted teal. This lets the kids know some thing cool awaits them- a treat or craft, etc….all allergy free!
your blog is fab!