Typically, Mom and Dad rush home from work and shovel in supper. The kids are transformed into superheros, fairytale characters and spooky creatures. After they spend a few hours begging goodies from the neighbours, the candy is sorted, the sugar influx monitored and it's off to bed.
On a Saturday, however, there can be parties too. For young and old.
I remember being invited to my first adult Halloween party. I was in my 30s and thought that donning a costume, something I hadn't done for probably 15 years, seemed like a lot of fun. Trying to get my husband to agree, however, proved to be a bigger challenge than determining what I was going to wear.
I did manage to convince him and our last-minute scrambling had us attending as a bobbysoxer and greaser — me in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes, him in denim, leather and Brylcream. Turned out that adopting a new persona was as much fun then as it was as a child.
There is a freedom to being 'in character' that eclipsed my natural shyness. So much so, that I have taken advantage of the opportunity to dress up many times in the years since. I suppose it could be argued that at this age I should be past such nonsense, but my reticence remains and I still rather welcome the chance to become someone else.
Saturday, Oct. 31 will be a good time then for people to channel an inner Superman, to remember the glory days of the 60s or to show they've still got it in a sultry witch's costume. And whether you are young or young at heart, parties are a perfect way to extend the fun.
Set the perfect tone by creating your own Halloween invitations using these helpful tutorials:
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