Thread: Your Favorite Halloween Memory?

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    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    Halloween has to be my favorite holiday.

    The time of the year is right and the smell that is in the air is perfect. It smells like dry leaves.

    When I think back about Halloween, I can remember two moments that stand out.

    The first moment is when I was around 5 and I dressed up like Casper the Friendly Ghost. I was standing in the backyard and I can see and hear my mom calling me to come in and get my costume on. Makes me sad thinking about it.)

    The second thought is when I was around 10 or 11. My parents owned a trailer park and one of the trailers was empty. So my friend and I thought about making it into a "Haunted Trailer." We did not have a big budget, actually, we didn't have a budget at all. We just made stuff to put in it and on Halloween Night, no one came. :eek:

    Great Memories...I Love Halloween! What About You?



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    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    Yes! I love Halloween. It makes me fill with joy. I remember watching "The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile" on Halloween, and loved it.

    Growing up I loved trick or treating with my parents, but the most recent Halloween that I have fond memories of is when my best friend and I dressed up as Daria and Jane when I was 19 (this was in 2004). I was Daria. It was just really fun. I was proud of that costume, but I don't have any pictures. Then, the Halloween after that I dressed up as Poison Ivy, and my two other friends were Harley Quinn and Catwoman. I was proud of that too. This recent Halloween I didn't dress up, sadly, but I did talk to my husband for the first time. If you're scratching your heads at that, yes our wedding was very, very spontaneous.
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    I have no good memories of Halloween. My birthday is Halloween, and all I ever got to do was hand out candy.

    I do have good memories of those little Mary Jane peanut butter kisses.
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    Halloween 1993. That was the year that I went as a rabbid-Clifford. Seriously I wore angry dog fangs with red makeup, a red sweatshirt, and red sweat pants. Therefore, I was a rabbid-Clifford.
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    I don't have any Halloween memories outside my house but I'd like to later this year. For me, I love watching the Halloween specials on tv, especially Disney movies like, Phantom of the Megaplex, Halloween Town 1 & 2, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and the Halloween episodes of Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, Phil of the Future, and the others.
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    The best Halloween was in 1999, when I was 11. I went trick-or-treating with a friend instead of my family, which was especially good since the homes in our neighborhood are a mile apart. I went as a vampire, as I did every year, save one or two. I remember I was at my friend's nephew's (who is only three years younger) house the night before, where we watched "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" and played Pokemon cards.

    I haven't trick-or-treated since I was in the 8th or 9th grade. On Halloween night our house averages at most one visitor, since we're out in the woods and our driveway is hundreds of yards long.
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    if you love halloween a lot, go to [url]www.halloween.com[/url]. an awesome site that ihaunt a lot.
    anyway favorite memory. a campground my family were members to had an annual halloween weekend. i was 10 at the time. friday night, movie marathon, halloween of course. saturday morning we carved pumpkins. afternoon we went trick or treating (so many members in the campground that we got a kick arse haul). night time was the best halloween party ever. costume contes, bobbing for apples, dancing, food , other great halloween games.
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    • 13 years 2 months ago
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    Halloween's my favorite holiday too!

    I have great memories of going out to the pumpkin farm just the next town over and picking pumpkins, petting the animals in the petting zoo, buying some homemade apple butter, watching the Civil War re-enactments one year, jumping on top of big (and I mean big!) hay bales, and going through the haunted barn there.

    I remember carving pumpkins with my Dad too. I carved my very own pumpkin for the first time last year. I made an angry face, but in the past I have also made silly faces.

    My Dad also had this dummy guy made out of straw and cotton who he would sit on the bench on the front porch to scare people. He wore my dad's old plaid white and red shirt with blue jeans. One year, my Dad hung him from the roof with the rope tied around his neck to make him look like he hung himself. I was never really scared of the dummy, but only a bit spooked out by it.

    I also loved most of my Halloween costumes, that is until I got to high school. In kindergarten, first grade, and second grade I was a different kind of Barbie - Princess Barbie, Rock N Roll Barbie, and Cowgirl Barbie. I had the blonde wig and everything. Other memorable costumes included being Tigger when I was a year old, an angel in fourth grade, Babs from Tiny Toons in preschool, a red M & M in junior high, a witch in 7th grade, and a ghost in third grade.

    Last year, I did dress up (after two years of not dressing up ). I went to a Halloween party at a friend's house and dressed as Sydney Bristow from Alias. I wore her first disguise from the first episode - red wig, black turtle neck, and black pants. Very easy, yet stylish.

    This year? I might be Red Fraggle or a butterfly. I do not know yet.

    Also, I loved the Halloween parties at school, when kids were allowed to have them (are they still?). A snack (usually a cookie or a cupcake with a Halloween theme), some candy, and a chance to show off your costume to the whole school. My elementary school had these parades where each class would go outside and walk around the school in their costumes, and parents nearby would watch the parade and take pictures. If it was rainy, our class would visit the other classrooms in the building. I loved chatting with my friends and playing Halloween bingo instead of doing work!

    In Junior High, I went to Halloween dances with my friends, and we'd all dress up, go there and hang out. We'd also go to different rooms to play games (like bobbing for apples, etc) or we could dance in the gym.

    In high school, after my Junior year, we were not allowed to wear Halloween costumes at school at all. We used to have a Halloween costume contest in the auditorium every year, but the school stopped that because too many kids came dressed up as pimps, hos, gangsters, and other disgusting costumes. Someone in my physics class my junior year came in our room dressed as a condom. I am not kidding - he handed out condoms and talked about safe sex. Now, I know he was doing this for a good purpose, but the school authorities deemed it inappropriate for school. I knew that in the PC world after 9/11, Halloween fun at school would become a thing of the past. Sad.

    Anyway, on to memories of trick or treating.

    Ah, and Trick-or-Treating. Not a lot of people came to our house, since it was on a corner and a bit far from the rest of the neighborhood. But I loved going to other people's houses and knocking on their doors to receive candy. On no other day of the year could I do this sanely (my Dad once told me about a cousin who tried to go back to the houses on Nov. 1 and try to get more candy). I always went with mostly my Dad and we'd come home with bags and bags full of candy. Now, I had never been a big fan of candy, but I did eat a lot of it -but I could never finish the endless supply I had gotten on Halloween night.

    And the television specials! My favorite is "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" that features Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin to show up on Halloween night. The plot is a bit slow-moving, but I love how Linus never gives up his belief in the Great Pumpkin, even though it's obvious that the Great Pumpkin doesn't exist.

    I wish I could still go Trick-or-Treating, but I know I am too old. Maybe I'll get to go to (or throw) a Halloween party this year and play some fun games there.

    So, I do not have a "favorite memory." It would be impossible to choose just one great memory of my favorite holiday. There are too many great memories to choose from.
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    When I was a young kid my sister's babysitter invited her and I over after we had trick or treated around our street and would give both of us these really great grab bags of treats.

    Every time I had a swimming lesson near halloween our instructors gave us candies that I really liked, the chew kind in the orange wrappers with drawings of witches, bats and haunted houses on them.

    The last couple of times I went trick or treating were the funnest times I had. Esepecially the second last time when I went as an old timey mobster.
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    Me & two of my friends were out egging houses & we ran out of eggs. So we went to my house and got a bunch of fruit. I took an apple & my friends halfed an orange (It was all that was left). Anyway we picked a house at random and threw the stuff at it. My apple hit the door and my friends half oranges hit a window and the door.
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    Quote by Shaunbadia
    Me & two of my friends were out egging houses & we ran out of eggs. So we went to my house and got a bunch of fruit. I took an apple & my friends halfed an orange (It was all that was left). Anyway we picked a house at random and threw the stuff at it. My apple hit the door and my friends half oranges hit a window and the door.


    That's horrible!
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    It's definately my favorite holiday. I don't one special memory of Halloween, just the way they all made me feel, each one was different and awesome. Though, after my siblings got to old to go trick or treating, i started going with my two best friends in my neighborhood.
    The youngest of my two friends is three years younger than me. One year she fell in a bush and had a hard time getting out. She was six so i was about 9.
    The year after that she tripped over a stump at our last house and spilled all of her candy. Our dads were out there with their flashlights trying to find everything.
    My sister though, poor thing, had a hole in her bag one year and didn't realize that, even though we had been to like, 50 houses, her bag wasn't getting any heavier. She still is upset about that. Even though it was like 19 years ago.

    I went as Punky Brewster last year and the high schoolers that were at the party (it was a college party) had absolutely no clue who i was. This year i'm going as Daria. I'm very excited. I already have a green jacket and an orange top and glasses. All i need is a black skirt and boots.
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    Yeah, I was Daria a couple of years ago. It was awesome! You should post some pictures if you take any.
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    Halloween 1992. I can't remember what I dress up as but my friends went out as a Bumble Bee and a Green Dragon. I remember how the neighborhood we were Trick-or-Treating on seemed to keep going on and on and that was great.

    In Halloween 1998 I went to a friends Halloween party that was a blast! We had a treasure hunt and we were cracking jokes while going from house to house in the back of the trucks. We also had spaghetti with red food coloring dyed into it as if we were eating guts In the meantime, my VCR was recording the Pup Named Scooby Doo Marathon CN was airing and unfortunatly, its all been taped over

    Halloween 2000 I was at boarding school so we really couldn't go trick-or-treating because the school didn't want to take us out of the grounds. So they fixed up one of the houses into a haunted house walk-through and it was really fun.

    Halloween 2002, something bad happened to us, we were in the back of the truck going up a hill when *splash* someone threw a water balloon filled with Lobster guts at us, it got into the kids eyes and it got us all mad. My mom has hated Halloween since then, lucky for her, all her children has grown up.
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    Quote by shankenstein
    That's horrible!


    Oh please! There are worse things that people have done on halloween than that.

    Also, you dressed up as Daria? Where did you get the costume?

    Would have been funny if you had two guys dressed as Beavis & Butt-Head with you.

    If I dress up this year. I intend to be Borat or Ali G.
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    Quote by Shaunbadia
    Oh please! There are worse things that people have done on halloween than that.

    Also, you dressed up as Daria? Where did you get the costume?

    Would have been funny if you had two guys dressed as Beavis & Butt-Head with you.


    You're right. Somebody smashed my parents' car's windshield on Halloween 99, but still...

    I actually put the costume together myself by just finding stuff at thrift stores. I already had the hair and the glasses for it.

    There is this guy that I know that looked remarkably like Butt-head when he had braces. *shrugs*
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    ^Sorry to hear about your parents car. Where I live (Northern Ireland) people put fireworks into peoples letterboxes & drop boxes at video stores.

    Also on Halloween '05, some guys lit a banger (Also known in America as a firecracker) and put in a dogs ass.

    Poor thing was probably nutered by it as well ass killed.
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    Ill never forget Halloween 1998 when i was at home with my mom & dad & a bunch of there friends & i was getting ready to go out trick or treating then a trick or treater came to my door rang the door bell i went downstairs answered it & there at the door was a green teletubie & so what did i do i ran upstairs & screamed but yet again i was 5 to 6 years old back then so what ya gonna do& i had a fear of Teletubies & i did not stop being afriad of them until 2001 then onace i started likeing them bang they got cancelled but then i watched the re-runs i guess so thats my favroite halloween memorie & always will be by the way I trick or treated from 1994-2009 & it sucks now that i cant get free candy screw that crap.
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    • 8 years 10 months ago
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    I think I was maybe 10 years old, maybe 12 maximum. I was waiting in a park in a newly developed suburb in my hometown, for a group of maybe 10-12 to go out. I had already done fairly well candy wise, as had went house to house on the way, this was about a 15 minute walk from my home. It was maybe around 730pm, man it seems like it got so much darker back then, I was sitting on a wooden climber and saw my 1st shooting star. A few minutes later, they guys were there and we went thru the surveys. We had came upon the one and only ethnic family in town, and they had given out those awful Hallowe'en toffee kisses things, that no one in existance likes, well my buddy Dwayne ate one and within a half hour was violently throwing up. There was cursing and racial slurs galore there. But we ventured on, to the higher end survey, which of course was cheaper on the candy. My buddy Kyle was hiding behind trees and scaring the hell out of little kids and grabbing their bags or whatever they left behind. Sometime later karma struck him tho, in a moment of brilliance, he thought rolling down a massive steep hill would be fun. Sure was, but his candy bag burst all over the damn hill. From there we ventured back to where we met to dispurse, but not before I got in a fight with Jeff, this mouthy as shit moron, with a Napolean complex. Needless to say he left bloodied and crying with minimal effort, as those types often do. From there I walked home- My parents house is diagonal to a very old graveyard- avoiding the graveyard short cut because of stupid superstitions. There were definitely better nights for sure but I think it sticks in my head since it was the last time all my grade school friends were all together, before middle school, highschool or moving in general brought us apart.
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    In 2003 my family and i watched The Halloween Tree, and due to how much everyone enjoyed it, we made it a tradition to watch it every Halloween. The tradition faded in 2007 as my other family members got older, and just ended altogether in 2009. I still watch it though, but it ain't the same anymore.
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