It’s fun to get into the spirit of Halloween because there are no sticky rules when it comes to costumes, candy (and what time of day you consume it) or decorating your home.
Halloween was once known as “All Hallows’ Eve,” an evening where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. All Hallows’ Eve (meaning saints) is celebrated on October 31st and precedes the Christian All Saints’ Day or All Souls’ Day (November 2), which commemorates the faithfully departed (the souls of Christians who have died).
Nowadays, we take our kids trick-or-treating, throw parties and deck out our homes in spooky décor.
When it comes to decorating your home for Halloween, it helps to have a theme. Your theme can be classic, the stuff of nightmares, organic, elegant or a style nod to National Lampoon’s Griswo
ld family. For many neighbours, it’s a cut-throat competition of who can outdo the other with inflatables, expansive graveyards and live zombies lurking in dark corners.