5 of my Favorite Halloween Traditions

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Given that I grew up in an area devoid of any actual Fall weather (Florida) it's somewhat ironic that I'm obsessed with anything Fall related. The moment I start seeing back to school stuff in the stores I know my favorite season is almost here and I begin counting down the days to Halloween. Growing up I loved everything relating to the holiday; dressing up, parties at school, baking treats at home, and of course trick or treating! Now that I have a little one I am so excited to start creating new traditions with him that he will remember and hopefully carry on with his family.

I indulged in my love of Halloween this weekend and here are 5 things my family and I did to celebrate!

1. Bake!

Mom and I whipped up these adorable pumpkin spice cupcakes last night. The recipe is super easy. Mix 1 box white cake mix, 1 T. pumpkin pie spice, 1 cup water and 1 cup pumpkin puree and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Boom! The cupcakes are super moist and have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor. IMG_0644

2. Dress up!

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3. Decorate!

I am so excited to get to Alaska (13 more days!) right before Halloween. Hopefully the movers will arrive with out stuff in time for me to set some of my decorations out. I have an obscene amount of Halloween decorations (and that post was years ago so it's grown since then!)

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4. Watch Halloween Movies!

Again, most of my Halloween movies are currently on their way to Alaska, but Mom had her favorite at the house we could watch. I can't wait to watch Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown!IMG_0606

5. Eat Treats!

I love sweets. I haven't had OREO cookies in ages but with these cute 2-pack serving size packages I couldn't resist. With a glow-in-the-dark feature, OREO 2-packs are great for party favors, gift bags and a fun option for visiting trick-or-treaters. IMG_0646I've been having one pack a night after dinner and love how convenient they are to just grab and eat where ever/whenever the baby gives me two minutes to sit down and enjoy them! I tried to get a photo of them glowing in the dark. Anything that glowed automatically became super awesome when I was a kid:

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What are your favorite Halloween traditions?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.