{Belated} Halloween Favorites

Happy Belated Halloween!

Technically I am typing this post up on Halloween so that “belated” shouldn’t be in there, but I figured that most of you wouldn’t be reading this until November 1 so… Technicalities.

As a wrap up to the Halloween extravaganza I thought it would be fun to do a short Halloween Favorites survey!

Ready? Too bad. You don’t have a choice πŸ˜‰

What is your favorite Halloween movie?

Halloweentown from Disney Channel.

halloween-movie

Fun fact: The girl who played Marnie is also the voice on the Trix commercials that said, “Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!”

Pick your favorite chocolate AND non-chocolate candy.

Dark Chocolate Kit-Kats and Black Licorice Jelly Beans.

halloween-candy

Do they even sell dark chocolate Kit-Kats anymore? No judgement on the black jelly beans. You haters are crazy.

What is your favorite seasonal candy?

The mixed bags of candy corn with the regular, pumpkins and chocolate.

halloween-candy-corn

The pumpkin shapes just made these 10 times more fun.

Which Halloween costume from your childhood was your favorite?

I went as a waitress one year with my best friend and we served “eyeballs” on plates.

halloween-hope-2

We got the waitress idea from some super ugly blouses that I acquired from my mother and were hanging in my closet at the time… And this book that my friend was reading. She was Hope. And I was Faith. Super original, I know.

If you could go as anything for Halloween, what would it be?

A witch!

halloween-ecards-2

E-cards= I ❀ you.

How did you collect your candy when trick or treating?

We had the classic plastic orange pumpkins every single year. Nothing fancy.

halloween-pail

I think we still have these downstairs in our basement actually!

What is the funniest trick that you’ve ever seen played on someone for Halloween?

I really haven’t seen anything that fantastic. The look on someone’s face after being “spooked” though is pretty hilarious.

halloween-haunted-house-collage

Buzzfeed has 40 more of these pictures from a Haunted House if you are curious: http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/best-pictures-of-scared-bros-at-a-haunted-house-of-20 DO IT. They are so funny.

What is your favorite part of Halloween?

Dressing up and getting to be someone else for the night. When I was younger it was getting to have Halloween parties at school with all of the wonderful candy and cookies that parents brought in.

halloween-cookie-collage

Does anyone remember when these required a little more manual labor before baking? They used to come in tubes and you would have to slice all of the cookies before popping them into the oven.

Oh, and I just realized that I did a similar post last year for Halloween listing myΒ top 5 “scary” Halloween movies.

Also, if you have any leftover candy that you don’t know what to do with, you can always use the candy corn to make candy corn popcorn and the chocolate pieces in my candy pizza!

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What did you do to celebrate Halloween this year?

Answer some of the survey questions above!

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33 thoughts on “{Belated} Halloween Favorites

    • From reading the comments I guess all of those people were walking through a dark haunted house and then all of a sudden it looks like a car is speeding straight at them. Knowing that makes some of the pictures even better.

      Too bad about Halloween in Australia. If it makes you feel any better I didn’t celebrate either. I got some candy in my classes but gave it up to my roommates because I can’t eat any of it.

  1. Halloween? A whole lot of nothing! That is what happens here in Australia though πŸ™‚

    I too LOVE kitkats, we don’t get the dark ones here or not that I’ve seen recently anyway. And I love that pumpkin candy carrier, to you it is probably normal and stock standard but to me it is super cute!!

  2. I absolutely love Halloweentown!! I think I could watch that movie anytime of the year πŸ™‚
    I actually had to work, while I was working at home, I ended up just wearing some cat ears. I guess I just wasn’t feeling Halloween this year. I did get some peanut M&Ms, my favorite candy! πŸ™‚

    • I wish I still had a TV and Dish Network so I could watch all of the Disney Halloween movies!

      I think I should invest in a pair of animal ears for next year (maybe on Clearance now? Haha) so that I can feel at least somewhat in the Halloween spirit.

      Yay for M&M’s! The peanut butter ones were always my favorite πŸ™‚

  3. πŸ˜† I have to admit that the first thing I thought when I saw you say that the black liquorice jelly beans are your favourite was “She’s crazy…” but then I realized we would make awesome friends because I’d finally have someone to pawn off all my black jelly beans to πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t really end up doing much for Halloween… I went over to a friend’s place to watch Nightmare Before Christmas and hand out candy, but we barely got any kids soooo… yeah. More for us?

    • Haha. That’s kind of how it worked in my family. My mom and brother hated the black ones so they always gave them to my dad and I.

      Honesty time? I’ve never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas all of the way through. I absolutely adore the music score and we played the songs in band class tons of times, but the movie itself just freaks me out.

    • Sometimes I wished I had had a pillow case for my candy collecting! As soon as we filled up our pumpkins it was time to head home. With a pillowcase we could have gone on all night πŸ˜‰

      I hope you had fun at your baking class. To me, baking > Halloween.

  4. This was my first time seeing this survey around the blog community. How fun! I too love Halloween Town. Such a classic! I’m all about the mixed candy corn too. We used pumpkins when little, but once I got older it changed too pillow cases .

    • That would be because I just made it! Haha. I tried looking for some fun Halloween surveys floating around but bloggers were seriously lacking this year πŸ˜›

      I almost wish now that we had used pillow cases too because I bet you were able to get a lot more candy πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Belated Halloween to you too! I think it’s appropriate to mention I ate a Reese while reading this post. πŸ™‚ I got chocolate on my mouse.
    I remember when those cookies came in tubes. I wouldn’t touch them then either. Guess I’m a cookie snob. Oh well. I’m ok with that.
    Halloween candy always went into an empty pillow case. No fancy pumpkins here, which I realize goes against the whole cookie snobbery thing, but there you have it.

    • I think food and blog reading go together like popcorn and movies…. if that makes any sense? Lol. I always start to crave desserts, salads, candy, bread, etc. when reading these posts.

      You missed out because those cookies were wonderful. I think store-bought cookies almost always taste better than homemade. Well, store-bought BAKERY cookies do at least. These tube Halloween cookies had this melt in your mouth texture. Gosh they’re good. Now I want to find a homemade recipe because making those little characters in the center would be so fun!

      I love how even though you said that you didn’t like the cookies I continue to rant on about them like you agreed with me. Haha.

      We had the same pumpkins from when we were just toddlers and I’m pretty sure they cost a dollar so really the more expensive pillowcases keep up with the snobbery theme πŸ˜‰

    • I was eating only the best made my grandmas and myself! πŸ™‚ They were always quite good, but just not as amazing as the ones from the bakery. I think you need to come down and visit sometime to try them out. The snickerdoodle cookies are so fluffy, the chocolate chip cookies are nice, big and thick, and they have snickerdoodle-like cookies minus the cinnamon. Aka “sugar” cookies that are my favorite of all time.

  6. I love sugar cookies…Halloween themed, Christmas themed, St Patty’s themed – doesn’t matter! The ones you pictured above are the BEST! I don’t know what crazy chemical they put in them, but I’d take the Pillsbury kind over just about anything else!

  7. Oh man this brought the BIGGEST smile to my face! I love all the Halloween-awesomeness, especially Halloweentown. Dude, love that movie so much. I’m sad Halloween is over already! But…….I guess that just means we’re one step closer to CHRISTMAS! πŸ˜€

    • I had a smile on my face the entire time that I was writing this! πŸ˜€

      I still can’t believe we are close to Christmas. At least you agree… I was just commenting to my family how close we were and both my brother and my dad thought I was crazy. “It’s less than two months away!” Apparently that does not equate to close for them. But once the Christmas stuff starts hitting stores it’s time for me to pull out my Christmas CDs. Which did happen over the weekend by the way… πŸ˜‰

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