As everyone knows, today is “All Hallows Eve” or Halloween. This is an annual fun event for kids and adults alike. This week my friend Maggie treated us to her annual old fashioned pumpkin carving. Everybody gets silly and carves up their own pumpkin (average price well under $10.00). It is always a great old fashioned good time. Check out the “smiling pumpkin” photo below to see the results.
Everyone who came contributed something, whether it was cheap & cheerful vino, corny jokes or some fabulous roasted pepper and black bean soup. I enjoy the pumpkin carving much more than some of the over the top Halloween balls that are going on around town, with ticket prices of $80.00 plus . The pumpkin carving party doesn’t feature a DJ blasting loud music, or dancing zombies. Instead, the party offers conversations and the simple joys of carving a pumpkin. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. It’s a cheap and cheerful delight. Here are some of the results.
Pictured: The Recessionista Pumpkin, with false eyelashes, bee stung lips and fashion earrings, waiting to be carved.
If you believe in ghosts and you’re looking for some cheap and cheerful Halloween entertainment, here are some websites worth a look.
Video: The Hollywood Roosevelt and Marilyn Monroe’s Ghost
Haunted Ghost Tours (America)
The New Orleans Ghost Tour ( a personal favorite! )
Ghosts of the UK
If you have a favorite website, please write in and post here so all can enjoy.
Bon Fête (Happy Celebration)