Halloween – You either love it or you hate it. I happen to love it, but not for the reasons that most people do. I associate Halloween with October, and October with fall, so when these are all wrapped together I love Halloween just by fate. I also don’t complain when there is a holiday dedicated to candy.
I’m not one for dressing up, and parties aren’t my thing. The last Halloween party I attended was in 2009 and I was a pepper shaker. I know, I’m wild. The year after that I dressed up as my cat. Last year I wore a mask and went trick or treating. Yes, I am 25.
No, not “a cat,” but “MY cat.” There is a difference. A regular cat is too cliche.
These days I stay home and try to earn the title of “best house” by giving handfuls of candy to undeserving children. Whatever it takes to get the candy out of my house. Not that I am tempted by it, we usually buy candy I don’t like anyway. Plus, Halloween candy is usually filled with milk and other junk so I don’t eat it.
Or so I thought…
I stumbled across these two vegan friendly Halloween treats and about lost my marbles. I bought both bags. While everyone is out strolling the streets for free candy, I’ll be tucked inside my house with too much candy to handle, and a box of Halloween Joe-Joe’s I’ve been patiently waiting to open. I should probably go for a run today…
On a somewhat related note, Halloween is the one time of year I haven’t been to Disneyland, but MUST. I missed the start of all things Halloween by ONE DAY this year!! I still got to see pumpkins everywhere, but the main Halloween celebration didn’t start until the next day. That’s OK..just another excuse to go back.
Q: What’s your favorite Halloween candy? I still have a spot in my heart for the pumpkin shaped Reese’s PB cups even though I don’t eat them.
48 thoughts on “All Hallow’s Eve”
I love Reese’s pumpkins, too! And eggs during Easter season. 🙂
YES…and the trees at Christmas. The shaped ones are so much thicker and taste like pure crack.
Have a Happy Hallow’s Eve!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I love your cat costume. And I don’t mean cat costume in general, of course. I mean YOUR cat costume. Your cat. I also like the salt and pepper shaker idea. Dressing up is pretty much the only thing I like about Halloween.
Ditto, ditto, ditto……even the cat costume. Yeah, it was your cat. ;))
you.are.so.stinkin’.cute. i can totally see you as a/your cat. hmmm i’m not a big candy person — loved Snickers as a kid — but i love that you found “healthy” vegan candy. the only candy i realllly love is dark chocolate, with almonds or plain. yum.
oh my god salt and pepper shakers?! That is genius! I really want to do that some year now!!
kathy@vodka and soda
i loved disney decorated all halloweeny!! it nearly got me in the spirit 😉
My Kind Closet
So excited that there are bags of individually wrapped Justin’s Dark Chocolate PB cups! I just discovered them a couple of weeks ago… One a side note: I totally relate to “trick-or-treating” in your 20’s… When I was 23, my friend and I put sheets over our head and trick-or-treated as ghosts so no one would know how old we were. haha. We’re obviously really cool. cheers.
That is EXACTLY why we wore masks. Sure we looked taller than most kids, but there are some TALL 12 yr olds these days so with the masks we could pretend we were 12.
di @ life of di.
I’m not doing anything exciting tonight. Marty is working and I’m still very pregnant. I’m hoping to dress up next year – I haven’t since my first or second year of college. Considering Bert (Marty) + Mary Poppins (me) + little penguin (Charlotte) or Harry Potter + Ginny Weasley! 🙂
Reese’s pumpkins are definitely my favorites!!! 🙂
Matt @ Runner Savvy
~ Carmen ~
I don’t know if I’ve had the pumpkin shaped Reese’s. Sounds festive. Happy Halloween! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯
I totally have those Justin’s Dark Chocolate PB cups! I was so happy to find out they are vegan! My favorite candy is actually candy corn…but I haven’t had any this year =(
What kind of candy corn do you eat?? Traditional candy corn has gelatin in it, if you know of one that is vegan SHARE WITH ME! I’ve been wanting to attempt making my own, but haven’t tried yet.
I haven’t had it since I’ve gone vegan so I will have to look for a good brand. I’ll let you know!
Choc Chip Uru
Everything about Halloween rocks my socks, I love it so much!
Hope you had a good one this year!
Choc Chip Uru
Last year was the very first year I was able to pass out candy. I LOVED it!! We lived in a cute neighborhood with lots of little kids. This year, I’m puppy-sitting for my parents, and they live on this steep hill with only 6 houses. Nobody ever comes, so we don’t even bother buying candy. Probably a good thing too because I’d eat it all… I’m not too picky, as long as it has chocolate! 😉
Aww, I am currently passing out candy and I find it to be so much fun. I’ve been giving HUGE handfuls! Chocolate is definitely my go to also, so I’m never tempted by the suckers and jolly rancher type treats.
Luv What You Do
I love tootsie rolls and candy corn but haven’t had much of anything this year. Sadly we had not trick or treaters this year. Maybe we need to buy cooler candy like you : )
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Did someone get a pretty blog makeover? Well a touch up? I’m so proud you went trick or treating last year. Although..I think you are an absolute twat if you handed those out to kids. You should have just opened your door and made THEM give you something.
I’m jazzed you noticed the blog look, YES it’s sparkly and newwwww. I think next year I will still hand out candy, but ask for something in return like money. Or their souls.
I bought the Justin’s brand peanut butter cups too. Love them so good!
I love Justin’s too. Amy’s has some chocolate candy bars that are good and healthy-er too! AND Newman’s Own!
Loved your cat outfit. And this year I ended up trading my candy for a bar with one of the trick or treaters, we all won on that one.
My favorite candy has always been the seasonal Reeses because more peanut butter filling. I ate one yesterday and gave the rest away. My willpower is strong. Who am I?
I always said I want to come back in my next life as a cat in my own house. They fuckers have got it made.
I don’t know if I can be friends with someone that has such strong willpower…it’s too demoralizing to my self worth.
Cute! I love that you dressed up as your own cat. Very clever :). I love Halloween, and I’m so sad it’s over. I have to take down all my decorations today, and it no longer makes sense to watch Halloween movies :(. However, I still have some homemade candy corn left so I guess that makes it a little more ok.
An Unrefined Vegan
Had my first Justin’s dark choco PB cup not too long ago…gaahhhh.
Anything PB related. At all. Give me the PB!
OMG I love candy corn…even though I don’t eat it any more. Reese’s PB cups come in at a very close second….
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Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I saw Disney dressed up for Halloween last year, which was especially nice because I didn’t even know Disney decorated for Halloween! They also redid the haunted mansion in a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, which made me do happy dances all over the place. That being said, I’d love to see it all decked out for Christmas…
I saw it around Christmas time a few years ago and it was SO magical.
Um, where were these chocolates when I was a trick-or-treating kiddo?!
I’ve never been to Disneyland for Halloween (in fact it’s been I over a decade since I’ve been to Disneyland period) but this year I got to go to Disney World and we shelled out the extra money for Mickey’s Not So Scarry Halloween Party and I absolutely LOVED it. The decorations, the Headless Horseman, the Parade. It was all awesome and I am now determined to go every year.
That party sounds like it would be worth EVERY penny. What a blast!
Oh it was!
Thanks for liking my blog post on healthy chocolate ice cream! I came over to check out your blog after and I love it! Keep up the good work 🙂
My fav thing about halloween is the CANDY!
I think your Halloween costumes of the past are super adorable 🙂 gotta love the personalized cat costume!
Halloween candy wise, I love it all. I have issues. Trick or treaters who come to my place are lucky because I just dump all the candy into their bags so I run out quickly. I can’t control myself around that stuff!!!
Change of Pace
Love that you dressed as your cat!! My husband’s a huge Halloween fan but this year we went to the mountains. We did take chocolate with us and find kids to give it to (nothing like the creepy lady offering you candy from her bag)!
Rach @ This Italian Family
You dressed as your cat is just fabulous! I’ve never actually been to Disneyland (just Disney World), but one day I really want to go! I need to make it back out to the west coast. I haven’t been there since I was a teenager!
I had thought about dressing up as Grumpy cat, but got too lazy to do anything about it 😉
Whoa M G !! Does your cat have orange eyes?
And di you give out Justin’s ? If so… I admire your generosity.
But… if you ended up turning off the porch light and hoarding them I totally sanction that *high five*
Those Justin’s PB cups are the best!!!!!!!!!!
Those orange eyes (on the cat) are the BEST. Reese’s Cups, but they’re not vegan, so I learned to make my own. And anything coconut and chocolate.