Thursday, October 1, 2009

Halloween is Nearly Here...

Yay, it's October and I can finally talk about Halloween!

1st October 09

I've been excited about Halloween since August, but have held back from mentioning it here because it was such a long wait.

I don't really know why I'm excited, David and I don't really have any plans except that when I mentioned I was really excited, David suggested we carve pumpkins - Yuss!

New Zealand doesn't celebrate Halloween besides from putting scary movies on T.V. I tried trick-or-treating when I was younger, and people just stared at us and thought we were strange. So, when I was in America, I made sure we went trick-or-treating, my friends even bought me a pumpkin to carve beacause I had never done it before (which they thought was strange).

So, I'm counting down!

What do you guys have planned?

XX
Jen

PS) I also really really really want to bake a pumpkin pie from scratch, does anyone have any good recipes?

25 comments:

  1. I love Halloween! The pumpkins, the candy, the dressing up... Hope yours is a fun one!

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  2. Oh, I love Halloween so much as well! In fact I almost did a Halloween post early in September, but had to resist :) Such a fun holiday!
    I really love baking so I have been through quite a few good pumpkin pie recipes. I could send one to you if you would like :)

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  3. LOVE Halloween! Join in the party at "A Fanciful Twist" blog. She always puts on the best show!

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  4. I didn't plan anything to Halloween because we doesn't actually celebrate it in Brazil.
    I just love your shoes!
    Hope you have a nice pumpkin!
    =D

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  5. Gosh I can't imagine not celebrating Halloween!

    I'm probably doing nothing :( But I did get all of my Halloween decorations up and I'm having a giveaway to celebrate the season!

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  6. Im not a big fan of halloween but this year i have like 3 parties to go to! So it should be fun!

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  7. I love how you're all in white with the red shoes!

    We usually go to halloween parties (we had one last year), its a good excuse to get dressed up!

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  8. I don't have anything planned, yet - we don't celebrate it much here in Australia, either.
    -Andi x

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  9. i love the idea of halloween & always look forward to it, even though i don't do anything special!

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  10. Isn't halloween just the best. Such an exciting day/night of the year:) You look beautiful also your red hair also makes me smile!

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  11. I have to work November 1st so I probably won't be doing anything on Halloween :( If I do dress up, though, I think I might be a flapper.

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  12. It's so funny, but I woke up this morning feeling excited about Halloween too. It is my favorite holiday! We don't have any plans, either, but I did buy our dogs Halloween t-shirts.

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  13. I love Halloween... unfortunately it's not that popular here in Germany.

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  14. I LOVE Halloween and carving pumpkins!! Also love all the scary movies on tv, October is one of my absolute favorite months, right after my favorite December :)

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  15. well, last night i asked my honeydew if he wanted to carve a pumpkin with me this year and he said no, but believe you me, i will most certainly be carving a pumpkin! with or without mr. grumpypants. I believe we are also attending a wedding on halloween! I'm quite excited about that, as we get to wear costumes should we so desire (and I do desire!) I usually have trick or treaters every year, but if I'm going to be at a wedding...maybe not this year.

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  16. If you do get a pumpkin, try roasting the seeds!

    Scrape them all out, clean them really well and rinse them under water to get all the pumpkin residue off.
    Then thoroughly coat them with lots of butter and salt, spread them out in an even layer over a cookie sheet that has edges on it (so they don't slip off), and roast them in the oven.

    I only remember doing this as a kid, so I can't give you an exact temp for the oven, but I do remember them being on the highest level rack, so I would assume the oven was set to broil.

    They are sooo crunchy and salty and buttery and delicious!

    -Erin
    trailertreasureblog.com

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  17. What for a timelessly elegant cream dress!

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  18. Well, here we don't celebrate Halloween for tradition.
    What a lovely dress yours.

    xoxo

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  19. I like to bake pumpkin pie, and I bake my crust from scratch, but for pumpkin pie filling I just use packed pumpkin and follow the recipe on the can. It's very hard to get the consistency right with regular pumpkin, and I've heard you have to buy a special kind if you want to eat it since most "carving" pumpkins don't taste very good.

    I do have a good pumpkin & apple curry soup recipe, though, if you're interested in trying that.

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  20. I loveth the pop of color with those shoes! Very pretty outfit.

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  21. I get excited about Halloween too! My dad wouldn't let me and my sister trick-or-treat when we were kids (so very un-American!), so it's always just scary movies and candy for me. :) Pumpkin carving is always nice as well - and there are some pumpkin cookies that I was introduced to last year which are definitely going to be repeated.

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  22. Oh I definitely used to trick or treat in primary school! I had a great time and got well sick eating all my lollies.

    I'm going to have a day before Halloween scary movie night and dress up as a ghost jellyfish. Because I have an old jellyfish costume I'm dying to wear again.

    You look like you should be in the South of France in that outfit. Particularly in the movie The Good Woman!

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  23. I am looking forward to my first Halloween here in the US - the Finnish version of the same day is more about remembering dead relatives, which is okay I guess, but not all that fun. I am most certainly going to dress up, but apart from that I don't have any plans. I'm excited nevertheless! :)

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  24. How funny to imagine that you are celebrating Halloween in the spring! Does that feel strange to you? And...how do you grow pumpkins in the spring? I'm sorry, these are probably really stupid questions, I just love to hear about other countries!
    I'm sorry that you can't go trick-or-treating! Dressing up is my favorite part!

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XX
Jen