halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine. i am not against it in any way, i just dont totally dig on it.
i let someone in my ward(family ward, remember)talk me into dressing up. now she is married and totally in love with her husband and he is crazy about her, so she has nothing to lose by dressing up like an idiot. i, on the other had, have EVERYTHING to lose by dressing up like an idiot.
there is one "eligible" bachelor in our ward and while i feel no desperate need to impress him, i certainly dont want to be the crazy spinster with the stupid costume. lets just say my costume included(but was not limited to) a zebra print mumu, dragon lady length sculpted nails painted to match the mumu, and a nicoderm cq patch. it was fun, but i was glad to get home and get out of it.
family ward parties are all about the kids(as they should be)and since my nieces and nephews arent little anymore, i find myself kind of distancing myself from the little ones. not on purpose, like ugh, get that kid away from me, but just not that interested. i comment on the cute babies, but i never ask to hold them. if their mom asks me to, i will. i have the skills, but i dont use them that often.
are donuts at ward halloween parties a "thing"? i thought it was just our ward, but i heard others mention it on fb. remember when homemade root beer was a mormon party thing? homemade root beer would have been awesome, but i sweet talked a little kid into grabbing me a jelly donut and that was good enough. yummmmmmmmmm.