All Hallow's Eve

All hallow's eve. The original name of Halloween. I always thought of it as Halloween Eve -- or what we used to call Mischief Night where kids go out and create mischief like toilet papering houses and other silly things like that. For me, these night's are all about pumpkin carving, enjoying some yummy seasonal treats, and enjoying in a good scare. Here are some photos getting into the Halloween fun.
Last weekend D and I went with his cousins and their friends to the scariest haunted house ever. The place was called Corner of Chaos found here -- and it was totally worth the money for the amount of scare we experienced. And the cool thing about this place was that it had 4 haunted attractions -- a haunted hayride, a haunted corn maze, and haunted barn, and haunted forrest. Along with all the scares, they had bonfires to warm up at, and food stands that sold hot apple cider, hot chocolate, hot dogs and funnel cakes. When we first walked in, they had circus like people twirling fire, and even had a tent with a fortune teller. Basically, this place went all out to set the scene. The haunted corn maze was probably the scariest -- so much so that D kept cracking jokes during it in his attempt to keep things light. I'm on to him!
And the other night I made some funfetti Halloween cupcakes to get myself in the festive mood. What is it about cupcakes that tastes so much better than cake?
Then the pumpkin carving. 
We've never used any of those fancy pumpkin carving kits with all those little special tools. Nope, that's not us. So what do we use? A plain old kitchen knife and hack away at our pumpkin hoping we don't incur any injuries or lose a finger. All in all, I think they came out rather well (D has certainly improved throughout the years). Our final product was my Jack Skellington from A Nightmare Before Christmas and D made an emoticon.

Hope you all have a spooky Halloween eve...

-Pretty Little Things


  1. It's been so long since I've been to a Haunted House! This one looks scary!

    Your cupcake photo looks delish!



  2. So nice to see that someone else carves this old fashioned way. I thought we were the only ones. I love the Jack Skellington! Oh, and those cupcakes look yummy!

  3. Love these festive photos! I really wanna carve pumpkins this year - guess I have one more night.

    xo Ashley

  4. Did you carve an emoticon pumpkin? That's so cute! I didn't get around to carving pumpkins this year, a little bummed about it. I'm living vicariously through the blogosphere.


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  5. Yum those cupcakes look incredible! Love these festive photos.

    Alexandra xo


  6. What yummy looking cupcakes! I think its the individual size that makes them so much better than plain cake. And those pumpkin carving kits are such a scam...the tools always break the second they touch a pumpkin! You guys did a great job carving!


  7. Aww I love your pictures!! You always make me want to do fun things! You are too cute!

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