Halloween is here. For the last 2 years, we had our first stint on Halloween celebration when we were in US. It is a big thing in the States and everyone takes pride in doing up their houses to make them look haunted, errie and scary. Last year, we had a simple pot luck halloween party at our place. The kids came in colourful, cute but ‘not so scary’ costumes as most of them were still babies and toddlers. It was Malcolm first attempt at trick and treating, going around the neighbourhood, knocking on doors, collecting sweets.
In Singapore, few people celebrate Halloween and I won’t be surprised if this year’s halloween turns out to be just another ordinary day since it falls on a weekday. I thought it will be pretty cool to do something with Mal even if means no trick and treating on that day. We started making craft a month before the day, simple decorations to hang at our door. We hand crafted quite a bit of things this year, meant more for killing time at home and to keep us both entertained and occupied. Doing craft work with him definitely beats playing Lego planes with him.
We started trick or treating at Auntie Chweeling’s house, followed by Auntie Marilyn’s house and then more houses around the neighbourhood. For each house we visited, we added a few more kids to the group. By the time we reached the last house, we had more kids than we expected. Each house we went, the kids would chant along Mal’s halloween greeting song.
‘Trick or treats,
Smell my feet,
Give me something
Good to eat!’
We had more fun than we thought, Malcolm collected more sweets than we expected.