Kennesaw, GA

Have a Happy Halloween

Jennifer Bonn

It’s the Halloween season and the possibilities to enjoy it are endless. First decide if you want to celebrate it at home, in your neighborhood, or in the greater community, or all of them, then choose from the many activities available from each spot.

Celebrating at home can be fun especially if you are creative and enjoy decorating. My mom knew how to do Halloween right. It also helped that we had a super scary basement. She would put a table down there and cover it with bowls of things that we would have to put our fingers in and guess what it was. There was a huge bucket filled with water and apples and we would dunk for apples. We also carved pumpkins together and baked the seeds on the baking sheets. The best part was trick or treating and then dumping out our baskets to see what we had collected.

One year, we celebrated as a neighborhood, and at each house, someone appeared in a scary costume and read part of a scary story. The children in the neighborhood had so much fun. We also discovered one year ago that using power tools to carve pumpkins is the way to go.

Local organizations host fun parties. Check your local YMCA or local recreation center for activities. You can find pumpkin carving and most towns have trunk and treat options.

Decorations and costumes are everywhere, and you can buy them without breaking the bank. Dollar Tree, Target, and Walmart are great options but don’t forget your local thrift stores too. St Vincent de Paul’s in downtown Kennesaw has some great costumes and decorations for good prices.

Help local churches by buying pumpkins at their pumpkin patches.

Most of all, have a fun, safe, and spooky Halloween.


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I am passionate about running, parenting, education, and self-help information. I enjoy writing articles that will offer readers the information needed to help them in some way. I recently retired from teaching French and Spanish for forty years. I run every day and have done all kinds of races from 5ks to ultra-marathons. I have three children and three grandchildren. I write for several magazines in my area, I am a contributor and in charge of the Pinterest board for a parenting magazine called Screamin Mamas, and I have a second book about to be released through Loving, Healing Press called 101 Tips to Ease Your Burdens.

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