Well, tomorrow’s Halloween, so let’s have some Halloween fun. This is Halloween Fun in the Time of Covid-19 — Blogger Style.
I was nominated for the Blogtober Tag! Thanks Jack for the nomination! Go check out his blog here. His blog is worth checking out for anyone who is seeking tips and tricks on being financially independent.
- Thank the blogger who tagged you and link their post
- Put the rules after an introduction, then answer the 13 questions
- Tag 13 more bloggers to participate in the game
- Use these same Halloween questions, or create new ones of your own
1–What’s your favorite thing about October or Halloween?
When I was a kid, my favorite thing about Halloween was the candy. I loved to go door-to-door, say trick-or-treat, and then hold out my Halloween bucket. Each time, I would secretly hope for as many 3 Musketeers chocolate bars and lollipops as possible.
But now, my favorite thing about Halloween is carving pumpkins. I carved my first pumpkin last year and let’s just say that it was a mess. There were pumpkin guts and seeds all over the floor. This year was my second time trying. I carved a pumpkin two days ago and it turned out better. I was able to keep the floor relatively clean and the pumpkin guts contained.
2–How much do you spend on Halloween?
This year, I’ve only spent $10 on Halloween. $5 of that $10 was used to buy a huge bag of candy at the local Family Dollar store, and the other $5 on the pumpkin at the Publix. I did pretty good this year. But there is a possibility that I might be shopping the sale racks the day after Halloween to nab some 70% off candy.
I think part of the reason for not spending a lot of money this year is that I didn’t have to buy costumes. The youngest child is … well… a baby. The oldest child wants to be Elsa (from the movie Frozen) and we already have an Elsa costume.
3–What do you think the average person spends on Halloween goodies & does it match what you spend?
Despite the lovely Halloween decor examples that are abound on social media, I think the average person spends less than $50. Taking into account the people who opt to not decorate their front porch for Halloween and the people who DIY everything, as well as people who reuse things from previous years, the average cost is probably not that high.
I’ve definitely never spent that much on Halloween goodies.
4–Does social media influence how much you decorate for Halloween, causing you to spend more?
It absolutely influences how much I want to decorate for Halloween! Every year, I tell myself that this year I will decorate. But then Halloween arrives and I never do. I told myself the same thing this year and yet here I am the day before Halloween and I haven’t bought a single Halloween decoration. So, it influences me emotionally, but thanks to my ability to be logical and frugal, I spend the bare minimum.
5–Do you buy or create your Halloween costumes and what was your favorite costume so far?
God, I haven’t worn a Halloween costume since I was ten. Most years, I dressed up as a princess, doning a traditional Korean hanbok that my mom had me wear. My favorite costume, however, was the time that I dressed up as Pocahontas. It was my favorite because Pocahontas was — and still is — my favorite Disney princess.
6–Share a trick you have played on someone at Halloween.
I have never played a trick on anyone on Halloween.
7–Do you have a favorite Halloween treat?
I love those chocolate dipped strawberries paired with a nice hot mug of hot chocolate.
8–What is something you can do with a pumpkin once Halloween is over?
Um.. throw it away?
9–Do you consider pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable?
I used to consider it a vegetable, but then I learned in this youtube video that it is a fruit.
10–What is the scariest food you’ve ever eaten?
Sushi–or raw fish. Just the thought of eating something that isn’t cooked is pretty scary.
11–Do you have a favorite Halloween drink?
Hot chocolate of course.
12–People usually spend money on Halloween, but have you ever made money related to this holiday?
That would be a big fat NO.
13–Have you ever read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or another frightening book?
Yes, I have! I read this book not because it was scary, which it was, but because I wanted to learn some SAT vocabulary words. In fact, I credit this book for having taught me how to use words like docile and morose in context. Yes, I am a nerd.
But one frightening book that I read was Pet Semetary, by Stephen King. It was the only book that I’ve read by Stephen King, mainly because it was the only one of this books that ever managed to capture my interest. But I had nightmares for days after reading that book. It was just so creepy.
And you, my dear reader, comment below and tell me what your Halloween fun looks like in the time of covid-19.