Let me just put this out there- Halloween is the best holiday of the year. Mic drop.
This year was no exception. Here is everything I did in a 48 hour period, from Hallow’s Eve on October 31st to Día de los Muertos on November 1st. Like I said, I take this seriously.
First thing: spooky socks.
I’ve been wearing Halloween socks all month in preparation (thanks Target) but for the big day you must pull out the big guns. Shazam.
First stop was Suárez Bakery. If you showed up in costume you recieved a free pumpkin sugar cookie. I also got a royal icing “Poison Apple” for the road. Thanks Suárez!
Also, thanks Mom for letting me use your Harry Potter robes. Gryffindor!
(High key if you are a Harry Potter enthusiast, I am conflicted- the sorting hat at Warner Brothers studios in LA sorted me into Gryffinor, but Pottermore sorted me into Ravenclaw. Don’t know what to do! Conflict! Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.)
Next I went to Queen City Grounds for one drink on their fall menu I have had my eye on- the butterbeer. Very strategic to go on Halloween in my robes, huh? The sweet barista snapped this shot of me. This butterbeer was amazing, whipped cream on top made it and it wasn’t overly sweet. I daresay it is better than the ones you get at Harry Potter world at Universal Studios.
Early on in the evening my friend and I took the boys we both babysit trick or treating. Let me tell you, it was lit. I think I enjoyed it more than the kids did. They have small legs and they go so hard running from house to house, it’s very cute. Can’t show you a picture of all of us dressed up together in costume because of privacy, but here is a really good boy dressed as a unicorn. Bravo to all the families that outdid themselves on light shows and extreme Halloween decor on their houses, I immensely enjoyed it.
Later on I went to Black Wednesday’s Halloween Party and got spooky with friends!
Now let’s talk about Día de los Muertos. It is a holiday that originates from Mexico in which you honor the lives of loved ones that have passed on. I went with a friend to Superica in the evening to take part in their celebration.
They were playing Disney’s Coco. That is one of my all time favorite movies. Like I make the kids I watch listen to the soundtrack on the way home from school. UN POCO LOCO y’all!
They were also doing sugar skull face painting, live music, and even had an ofrenda (offering table with loved ones pictures and favorite foods) set up. We ate queso con chorizo, tacos, paloma margaritas, and fajitas like it was nobody’s business.
I also met two tiny chihuahuas wearing Halloween sweaters. Like I said, best nights of the year.