Tuesday, October 25, 2016

5 Halloween Tips from a Fellow Halloween Hater

Call me grumpy or lame but I've never been a fan of Halloween. When I was little, I was a witch almost every year because I didn't care to put time into another idea. Last year, we didn't even get candy.

But things are different now. With the arrival of Little One, I knew that eventually have to get on board with Halloween. I can't ruin her's just because I never liked it. I figured I mine as well start this year.

Here are my tips for surviving Halloween from a Halloween hater.

1. Don't spend a lot - If you already dislike a holiday, spending a ton of money on it won't help. Halloween can be expensive between costumes and candy. Find ways to make costumes out of things you already have at home and get creative.

2. Be yourself - I don't mean for Halloween, unless that's what you want to do. But stay true to who you are and don't apologize. You don't HAVE to like Halloween or even dress up.

3. Try to get in the spirit - Think about it, for Christmas we get trees and watch movies. Try to do the same for Halloween or any holiday that's not your thing. Getting into the spirit might just do the trick.

4. Create traditions - Again, we have Christmas traditions. Make some for Halloween, like going to the pumpkin patch or carving your pumpkin.

5. Fake it til you make it - My husband has a theory that if you try a food you hate enough times, you'll like it. I think it can be the same way for holidays and other things you don't like. So, participate in Halloween and fake it until you like it.

I'll be taking my own advice as best I can in hopes that I'll like Halloween by the time Little One can remember it so she can have great memories.


  1. haha! This post was great! I don't like Halloween either, but I moved from the USA to SE Asia a couple years ago and guess what--no Halloween is celebrated here! So I guess that's a more drastic way to respond to the holiday...haha!

    1. Haha I'm a little jealous that you get to escape but I'm trying to learn to love it!

  2. This totally made me laugh out loud! I'm one of those people who HATE holidays in general (because everyone always seems to forget what they're about and just rush around like mad men!) but Halloween will always be one of my faves!

    1. I'm hoping it can become one of my favorites, time will tell!

  3. I love that the idea is to go through it. Honestly, if you don't try you can never really enjoy life! Thanks for the thought!