What To Do This Halloween Season

Buffalo Ranch fries (Tolmachoff Farms, Glendale, AZ)

My weekend began Thursday night. I pulled out the flashlight and began to have all kinds of childhood fun and got myself in the playful mood for a Halloween-filled weekend. See Sunday's post about flashlight fun. Then, I headed to my best friend's across town to spend two days and two nights of crazy October fun.

A trek to Spirit Halloween was in order. 

A little once around at Michaels craft store was next.

We dropped by the grocery store to find some items to make something unusual....

The plan was for some glow in the dark jello shots. We did not know we should have sprayed the molds first with Pam. 1 c. tonic water heated about 3 mins in the microwave, add 1/2 pkg jello mix (we used Jolly Rancher Green Apple) and then stir until dissolved. Add 2 pkgs Knox unflavored gelatin. We did that and stirred and strained it. Once it was strained, we added 1/4 c. vodka and then in a measuring up, we added coconut rum to make the liquid equal 2 c. We poured into molds and refrigerated. We found out that, without using Pam spray, if you let them sit overnight in the fridge, they are even more firm and easier to remove.

Jello brain 

Jello Jason hockey mask

We found that under a black light bulb they didn't glow much at all. They did, however, taste great!

Since it was Friday the 13th, we felt obligated to do a little Jason fun.

Had to pose Dale the Doll just right!

Then, my best friend Julie took and morph'd it even better!

We then went on to deck out Julie's home for Halloween!

The next day, we hit the road to go to a town that had a lot of abandoned buildings to photograph.

We stopped by an infamous UFO hot spot, the Stardust Ranch. I will admit, as a psychic, this place was in a strange pathway of seriously high energy. It was between the Estrella Mountains and some foothills, near a river and canals. It felt especially odd.

We decided to take a break and I went for a swim before we headed out to the corn maze and pumpkin patch at Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale, AZ

When we got home, we enjoyed some drinks out by the pool. But first we put some glow sticks into some ghost balloons and floated them on the surface of the water.

Plenty of horror movies were enjoyed. 

If you want to take advantage of the Halloween season, expand your reach. Consider Oktoberfest and apple festivals, beer and chili festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall festivals, best peak color drives, bonfires, candy apple making, pumpkin carving, costume parties, scary movie marathon parties, projecting a movie outside on a sheet for a group with a firepit. 

Play, enjoy, relish the flavors, the scents, the cooler season, the sweaters and hot baths, hot cocoa and cider, crockpot meals, and candy. 

Spend a weekend immersed in Halloween. Enjoy!