Happy Halloween, Crystal Coast! This is our very first Halloween in our new home here in North Carolina and the kids and I quite excited. They’re already dressed in their Halloween costumes (She’s a pretty witch and he’s Super Mario) and they’re chomping at the bit to get out and go door to door. What fun!
Halloween on the Crystal Coast is really different from Halloween in Miami. Here, each town sets a time to begin and a time to end. In Miami, you head out as soon as it begins to get dark and you don’t stop until people turn their porch or house lights off. Between you and me, I think it’s really odd to have set times. It kinda takes the fun out of it, but I’m sure they have their reasons.
The Dayngrous Duo has never really been trick or treating the traditional way as I did when I was a kid. Crazy, I know but I explained why in an earlier post titled Halloween Adventures in the DayngrZone. So, as you can imagine, this Halloween is going to extra special and they are thrilled to have the opportunity to go house to house in our great big, brand new neighborhood. What a wonderful and wholesome experience – finally!
To set the scene for the best Halloween ever I baked some cute cookies, which has become a sweet tradition. To add to that we’ve got cupcakes, appropriately decorated for the big night, and the kids decorated mini pumpkins. Why didn’t I take a picture?
Easy Halloween Cupcake Decorations
Want a tip for the easiest Halloween cupcake decorations ever? Buy or make some cupcakes. Buy frosting in the colors of your choice. Buy plastic Halloween rings at your favorite party store. Frost your cupcakes and push the rings into the frosting. That’s it! Easy peasy. Enjoy.
More First Crystal Coast Halloween Fun
To officially celebrate our first official Halloween on the Crystal Coast, I also made treat bags for the kids in the neighborhood. They’re really cute. One side says Boo and the other is clear so you can see the contents inside. I found them at our local part store in Swansboro called Carolina Party, they’ve got everything.
I filled the bags with fun things like Halloween erasers, pencils, vampire teeth, rubber bracelets, and bubbles! Everyone loves bubbles. Aren’t they cute?
I’m looking forward to seeing how many kids we get coming to the house. We’ve bought a few bags of candy so we’ll see if we run out or have a bunch of candy leftover.
Do you get a lot of trick or treaters at your house? Does your town create set times for trick or treating? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Click the photo below to read the blog post and see how our First NC Halloween turned out –