Bonfires Burning Bright

October 30, 2011

Halloween is my all time favorite holiday of the year. I love dressing up, the haunted houses, carving pumpkins, scary movies, the works! The past week was my week off between courses for school so I packed in as many Halloween activities as I could.

Last weekend my friend and I went to Paranormal Activity 3. I was pumped for it, I really enjoyed the original movie, it was so creepy and well done, not cheesy like most scary movies. The second one was equally creepy but had a few weird parts that I found to be a little hoaky. This one I hated. It still had it’s scary parts but the plot (which I won’t spoil) was so unbelievable, it took the fun out of it. I liked the fact that the first one was made to look very real and believable, but I’m not into the far out stuff that happened in the third one. It was still a fun time though!

Then later in the week a group of us got together to hit up the local haunted houses. First up was the Zed Haunted House, which was a bit of a disappointment as well. They redo a lot of the stuff year to year so this one wasn’t anything new and exciting. What was though, was Screamer’s Haunted House. This one was new to Red Deer, put on by the Kraze radio station. Five different themed haunts and admission gets you into each one plus your favorite one a second time. They were pretty well done and I had a lot of fun at them.

Next Halloween activity was pumpkin carving with Ashley (I was too sick to participate with my best friend and her family on Saturday) which is always my favorite, especially saving the seeds and making pumpkin seeds. Since I always seem to get sick this time of year I was feeling really lazy when pumpkin carving came so I didn’t go through the effort but I did manage to find a cute candle puppy for my pumpkin!

Who's the cutest pumpkin? Lexi is!

Pumpkin Faces

After carving pumpkins, Ash and I drove up to Edmonton to check out the Farm of Fear which is always one of my favorite things to do. It’s located at the Edmonton Corn Maze and is a giant haunted house set up in some of the out buildings, which ends up leaving you in the outskirts of the corn maze. It’s really well done and I enjoy going. To our disappointment it was CLOSED! We never thought to look online to make sure it was open, we just checked the time. Who would close a Halloween haunted house the evening before Halloween, like really! So instead we went on a lady date to Milestones (highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli!).

One Halloween thing I’ve been wanting to do for a long time is to visit a pumpkin patch to pick out my pumpkins instead of buying them at the grocery store, but I never seem to find the time to go! Maybe next year!

What is your favorite thing to do for Halloween?

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    November 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    my favourite thing to do is carve pumpkins and eat pumpkin seeds forsure!

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