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When I was younger and in more populated areas, I'd always find a club or a party. Since moving out to the sticks, its more about things like, decorating my house, having a nice dinner, the ritual of making my yearly decorations, baking, taking my Niece trick-o-treating, or even just enjoying the hell out of the turning of the season.

So the question is, What is awesome about Halloween in the Country? How do YOU celebrate the season?



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Oct. 26th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
I live in Sweden now (moved here from NC in 1994) so just finding a pumpkin can be an adventure! Some years they are sold at many stores, but not other years and I have no idea why. Because of this, I don't do a jack-o-lantern but just cut-up my pumpkin and eat it, plus freeze some of the mashed pumpkin so I can make pies with it later on at Yule.
Oct. 27th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Huh. Maybe supply and demand? I understand that truck-farms are more the norm than the corporate farms they have in the US. Mebbe if they have a bad year, it just makes no pumpkins?

I have the struggle between Jack-O-Lantern and pie every year. ^_^
Oct. 26th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
I usually end up working, but I've been lucky- my job allows some costuming. I am a female security guard at a hotel, but since they didn't have any female uniforms when i hired on, they let me aquire my own...thus for me it ain't far from 'work uniform' to 'witch'.
I like to bring in baked goodies, my marigold blooms, and the occasional bright leaf to help my co-workers remember all the lovely things about Autumn.
I move some of my in-the-house gargoyles outside to the front flowerbeds and railings, hang orange and purple lights, set out pumpkins and the old cornstalks from the garden. I don't have but 5-7 treaters, but even if I had none, I'd be happy to set up decorations just for me.
Oct. 27th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds spiffeh. You should take pictures.
Oct. 27th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
I put up my skull lights on the mirrors, and, years when I can remember where I put the damn thing, I put up the light up spiderweb & spider. (this year is *not* one of the ones where I can remember where I stored it. I'm sure I'll find it sometime next spring) Other than that, it's pretty much life as usual. No trick or treaters come out here in the sticks (not enough population density), no one I know has a party. It always rains like hell and has a lot of wind right at this time of year (and there is snow predicted for tonight), so a lot of outside decor is out- plus, no one but us would see it.

But at least at this time of year people smile at how I'm dressed instead of giving me the eye!
Oct. 27th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it would be a perfect time to have a personal party with candles, horror movies, and a WHOLE pallet of cupcakes.
Oct. 27th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
We don't have much of a Halloween tradition here (the Netherlands), which is sad because I love the spookiness. So, my sister and I will stay in, probably make jack-o-lanterns, cook up something nice, maybe watch a scary film or two. Dress-up...maybe. It's all very low-key, I'm afraid. :B Pumpkins are not very easy to come by, but we grow our own. I think that's one of the best bits of living in the country...your own vegetable patch!
There will be a Halloween party at this pub but I don't think it's for me... There's no 'scene' or 'clubs' near here, but I don't mind. I like the quiet. :)
Oct. 27th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
That sounds perfectly acceptable! Is it too cold for pumpkins in the Netherlands, or is it just something not commonly grown there?
Oct. 28th, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
I think it's just not a very common or popular veg. The only type I ever see at markets and grocers is Hokkaido pumpkin, but they're often quite hard. I never succeed at carving them, they just break into pieces. :B
Oct. 29th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Let's just hope Halloween gets more popular in the Netherlands. :D Although growing pumpkins can be fun. I have a heck of a time getting them to grow tho!
Oct. 29th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Walking through a cornfield at night. Hard to beat.
Oct. 30th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Ooh! That sounds extra creepy.
Oct. 7th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
That's one of my favorite things, too.
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