Whether it's the excitement of dressing up for 'trick or treat', the adrenaline rush of feeling scared or that we're all just in it for the candy (hey, who isn't?!) there are so many reasons to get excited about this one-day-only event that seems to be getting bigger year after year. Here, at Leith & Gray, are our top 5 reasons why we love Halloween so much:
With the clocks turning back an hour, the dark, cold evenings drawing in and the trees rapidly shedding their autumn leaves and taking on an eerie, sinister look, you can almost smell the Halloween excitement in the air! Or is that the smell of Halloween fear?
The race is on at 'pick your own' farms to be the first to find the biggest/smallest/ugliest/prettiest/most unusual shaped pumpkins you can. The kids love it, the grown ups love it and everyone gets muddy whilst benefitting from a good old dose of fresh air! It's also far more exciting than buying ready-picked pumpkins from the shops.
Pumpkin picking at Stanhill Farm this year.
There are far better images on the internet we're sure - or maybe there aren't - but we like to showcase our many hidden talents here at Leith & Gray.
The squeals of delight from the children also make it more than worth the effort!
Dressing the Kids in Ridiculous Outfits
No explanation needed - the picture says it all.
Let's be honest, the end result is always the best result when it comes to Halloween. After all that pounding of the cold, dark streets, looking our scariest and trying not to lose any children in the process we deserve to crash onto the sofa and tuck into their stash (once they're safely tucked into their beds)...
Our children have photographic memories where sweet things are concerned - we'd never get away with it.
Luckily for us there's always the Sweet Treats and Candy Time boxes we could dip into...
...or maybe we'll save them for you.
(You might want to hurry though, we're DEAD hungry!)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL