I can say with absolute certainty that there is no place in the world that does Halloween quite like the city of Boston. If you have kids under the age of 10 and live in the area, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Yesterday, another Halloween came and went and it will definitely go down as the best one yet. Each year the we celebrate in the exact same way- which simply means that we just keep getting better and better at it. This holiday, more than any other, has really become something that we really look forward to all year long... so much that the boys' woke up today already talking about what they are going to be next year!
Here is a little look at the day that was.
The boys' school takes Halloween just as seriously as we do, so the day started with a parade at the school (Liam as Harry from Dumb and Dumber with his BFF and Gray as Minecraft Steve) which was followed by a party in Gray's class.
This year, like in years passed, my in-laws came to town and my best friend was gracious enough to again have us all over for some drinks and dinner, pre-trick or treating. She has a roof deck which just so happens to have one of the best views in the city. These kids have been friends since birth and I can only hope we keep this tradition going for at least another decade. (Oh, and you can see a little sneak peek of my design work here... wait until you see the makeover we did on her entire home!) My boys wanted to be warm and comfortable so we put together some last minute football outfits (yay for eyeliner!) and Liam's bud was nice enough to hook him up with the perfect accessories!
My best friend's home is in Back Bay, which is where we usually start our candy gathering on our way to Beacon Hill. It's seriously the most picturesque place to trick-or-treat, and they close the streets while everyone comes out to their steps to pass out candy and share drinks with the adults. Usually we cruise through the neighborhood in a hurry to make it to the Hill, but last night it was like Back Bay came alive and we found ourselves wanting to stay longer to avoid the chaos that often accompanies a Beacon Hill Halloween. By the time 7 pm rolled around the boys had so much candy and we were all so exhausted, we hopped the first cab that we could home and we never even made it to Beacon Hill. At least there is always next year!
I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween. I've already eaten my weight in candy bars and it's only November 1- help!!! Xx