I think there's no harm in having some fun for halloween but the reality is if we did celebrate halloween in Australia it wouldnt be on October 31st.
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19-10-2012 04:58 #71Senior Member
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19-10-2012 05:42 #72
Not believing in Halloween?
Funny how your explanation is basically the same as the ones given by the non Christians!
Sheesh, lighten up, nothing offensive was said!
OP my kids love Halloween but in our neighbourhood, no one celebrates it. They did where we lived before and it was lovely to see all the kids having so much fun.
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19-10-2012 11:35 #73
I LOVE IT!
Its my favourite time of year,unlike Christmas,
it's all about fun, family games, treats and costumes, so all of the fun but none of the stress and expectations of Christmas.
What's not to love.
Im Irish though, so I have lots of great memories from this time of year.
My DS is four now, and I'm chuffed that we can really get into it this year.
I'm having a little party for me, oops!! I mean him, hehe, and his little friends.
He's dressing up as a scary skeleton, and I'm dressing up as a witch.
I won't be bringing him trick or treating though,
I totally understand its not for everyone, but I am really hoping we get door knockers.
It'd be so great for DS to see that.
His day care are having a fancy dress party on Halloween too,
which I was surprised to hear,
I'm really hoping he's in on that day, exciting
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19-10-2012 11:57 #74
I totally forgot last year, we are not really into it, and had to give the door knockers musli bars and bananas!
19-10-2012 12:10 #75
I wouldn't say we "celebrate" it. In previous years, we've done the trick or treating thing- I really don't want to this year (can't really be bothered with so much lollies to (sneakily) get rid of, and being mid week.
We (mainly DS and I but whoever is home at the time) do movie nights most Fridays as a means to relax. If there's something like this on, we'll incorporate it into our movie night just to make it a bit interesting and exciting. The last thing we did was an Olympic movie night- we're we made Olympic themed decorations, bought some Aussie decorations and had food in Olympic colours. My nephews love the idea of themed movie nights and always want to come over so it looks like it'll be more of a halloween movie party!!!
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19-10-2012 12:11 #76Senior Member
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Awwww I love Halloween, but no one around here celebrates it.
So yeah I tell my kids that Australia doesn't really *do* Halloween, and hence we don't really either. However if one of my friends hosts a Halloween party we go and have a great time, get dressed up and have fun. No trick or treating though. Last year I made my first ever Jack-o-lantern to bring to the party, it was so awesome!!
19-10-2012 12:12 #77
I don't like Halloween but not because of the normal reasons. DD2 (8yrs) has a lolly allergy so dressing up and asking people for lollies can't happen. We rarely have lollies in the house.
I'm letting DD1 go to a Halloween party with some friends as apparently it's huge in one of their streets. But she has to be very careful what she brings home.
19-10-2012 13:05 #78
19-10-2012 15:23 #79
Not believing in Halloween?
Dd has been tricknor treating with her uncles before, but were never home to hand out lollies, as it's fil's birthday, although beingmid week this year we might be home. I wish we were every year though, and we've just move into a street packed with kids so I think it will be popular here
I don't see the harm in it, and if you don't like kids knocking on your door go out for a while, or just don't answer the door.
19-10-2012 15:29 #80
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