New little eye opener... this will be the second Halloween (or even holiday season for the egyptian.) I told him back in August, "I am sooo excited about Halloween this year. We did not celebrate it properly last year because we were dealing with immigration. But this year - we will do it right, with Haunted Houses, costumes, head to a Halloween party.. maybe throw one - it will be fun!" I remember very distinctly he shook his head and smiled.
Though.. how often do people who speak english as a second language shake their head and smile when they are clueless about what you are talking about???
Then, on Monday night, I said, "Why don't we throw a small little Halloween party?" (see I was known for throwing KILLER Halloween parties back in Georgia.) He replied, "No, Nicole." I asked, "Why not? Give me one good reason."
"Your holidays mean nothing to me."
A little effort, maybe?
I decided to have a photo parade of Halloweens gone by. It's therapeutic, you see.
Me at the age of 3ish. My mommy made me scary!
Totally digging the homemade costume with the funky curtains and is that incense boxes in the wall???
What you can't see is the makeup is glow in the dark. We went to a club that night and I was scary as hell! Best vampire teeth to date! (Think the Theatrical Vampires in Interview with a Vampire.)
Some friends at a Halloween Party at the 'Transmitter' thrown by my TV crowd
At my house a couple of years ago! My best friend Telisa and her daughter Peyton.
Again, another party at my house - Telisa again.
Last BIG party I threw. There were almost 100 people there. You can kind of see the decorations.
An attempt at a Halloween party (last one I threw) when I lived with Kelli. It's hard to see how eery it was - b/c the flash makes it light! PS - I'm a gypsy
My parents - Dad came as Juan Valdez. LOL
Again - you can kind of see the decor.
My late friend Michael, as a Dominatrix LOL
Dad and I carving Pumpkins and drinking red wine.
Mom (very pregnant) and getting ready to take me trick or treating!
My sister and I in our homemade costumes
Me - last year.
I LOVE Face in the Hole. LOL
What are your fondest memories of Halloween? And how would you suggest I introduce the holidays to someone who does not "get it" and is not necessarily "into" it?