Updated on October 29th, 2021
Halloween this year is definitely different for most of us, but I tried to have a fun day at home for my daughter.
To begin with, last night my daughter and I made dirt brownies with gummy bugs and Oreo cookie crumbles. She helped from start to finish, and she loved decorating the brownies with the bugs and Oreos.
This morning for breakfast I made eggs, baked beans, and toast, which is one of my daughter’s favorite breakfasts. After breakfast, we did a candy hunt since we would not be going trick or treating. I hid candy around our living room, and my daughter would find them. We played for several rounds, and afterward, we painted a white pumpkin. My daughter painted an apple, broccoli, coins, the sun, and things like that. She wanted me to paint with her, so I painted an apple tree and cat.
After painting the pumpkin, we made plans for an easy lunch because I already cooked breakfast and I would be cooking dinner as well, so we decided on takeout sushi. When I celebrated my birthday in September, we had sushi, and my daughter loved it, so I knew she would like sushi for lunch. I got my favorite vegetarian rolls with tofu, avocado, cucumber, and seaweed salad and my daughter had salmon and avocado nigiri and we shared avocado rolls.
After lunch, we carved the big pumpkin. My daughter helped clean the inside of the pumpkin, and I carved it. I always let my daughter pick the design, and for this Halloween, she chose a bat. Two Halloweens ago she chose Peppa Pig, but this year she wanted something Halloween. I did not have a stencil nor an actual pumpkin carving kit, but I think the bat turned out cute, and it looked great light up with candles.
After I had carved the pumpkin, I cleaned up the living room of pumpkin bits, and afterward, I did my makeup and we changed into our costumes. I wore my orange pumpkin sweater and my skirt with bats, so I did an orange makeup look. Earlier this month I also did a Dark Alice Makeup Look if you would like to check it out. My daughter wore her witch costume and carried around a cat.
My daughter was getting hungry, so I made jack-o’-lantern faces on a red and a yellow pepper and filled them with red pepper and cucumber slices, and served them with a ranch dip and hummus, which she loved. After eating the snacks, I worked on making dinner and she played the candy hunt again. She also played Animal Crossing New Horizons for a bit because they have a Halloween event in the game. For dinner, I made pumpkin soup, garlic bread, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and since I was not sure if my daughter would like the soup, I made hot dogs as well. Now my daughter is asleep, and I am finishing up this post. I will also play ACNH for a bit and finish watching Spirited Away on Netflix.