Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, but it took on a whole new meaning when I gave birth to my first child last year, just days before All Hallow's Eve. Now I have a Halloween baby, and I can safely say that having a halloween baby is truly the best.
Growing up, I’d envy my friends who had families with fun traditions, like Taco Tuesdays, annual camping trips, or a weekly game night. I'd watch my peers mark in their calendars and look forward to spending time with their families because they knew, on even the smallest of levels, that they were keeping family traditions alive. And not just out of obligation, but because they were fun traditions the entire family wanted to continue.
Eventually, one of my closest childhood friends, Sarah, included me in the closest thing to a family tradition I’d ever experienced as a kid. Every October, leading up to Halloween, we’d plan our (multiple) costumes and trick-or-treating routes (in multiple neighborhoods) and spend the entire month decorating our rooms and play areas to conjure the spirit of Halloween and the vibes of autumn in sunny South Florida.
So now that I have my own family, I'm so excited to decorate my apartment with my husband, plan our family costumes, and stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters. I'm thrilled to finally have my own fun family tradition we can continue for years to come, especially because it's during the same month as my baby's birthday.
So if you, like me, gave birth in October (because Halloween starts on October 1, my friends), here are just a few reasons why you're going to be having extra fun this time of year: