The History of Halloween

If you didn’t know by now, I have a massive obsession with Halloween. It’s my absolute favorite holiday, and I’m always so sad that it’s only one day. I saw this historical idea over on Books Nest, and since the history of Halloween is really fascinating, I decided to make a blogpost about it! Early History The history of Halloween is said to have started with the ancient Gaelic festival Samhain, which is a festival that celebrates the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was mostly celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. This…

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The Halloween Book Tag

Aside from my own tag, spooky scary skeletons, I haven’t actually done a tag in a while, so it’s high time I did one again! I found the Halloween book tag over on pretty purple polka dots, and it looked super fun! CARVING PUMPKINS: What book would you carve up and light on fire? I can’t really think of any book I ever read that I disliked so bad that I wanted to set it on fire. However, I hated the mandatory readings for my Dutch class in high school. We had to read historical literature and it was overall a…

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How To Throw a Killer Halloween Party

It’s that time of the year again where I’m planning my Halloween party and costume like crazy. I love throwing Halloween parties, because costume parties are just a lot of fun, and I love to see how creative people get with their costumes. I’ve been doing this since about 2012, and no matter who shows up and what the setting is, it’s always been a blast! So how does one organize a killer Halloween party? First I’d like to put a little disclaimer out there. I’m definitely no Halloween party expert. But I mean, if that is an existing job,…

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My Favorite Halloween Movies

October means watching scary movies. Unfortunately, I’m a massive wimp and refuse to watch anything ~too~ scary, so this my list of my favorite mildy-spooky-but-not-super-scary Halloween movies! The Nightmare Before Christmas I obviously can’t make a list of Halloween movies without mentioning The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is an absolute classic, and totally counts as a Christmas movie as well. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies in general, even! Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow is one of those movies that are spooky, but not incredibly scary. I love how dark this movie is though. Fun fact: I used to live…

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