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JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Costume

The Last Witch Standing Wins!

The Last Witch Standing Wins!

I Hope you have enjoyed JNW’s Halloween Challenge!

I know I did! Thanks Jennifer!

 

 

 

 

 

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Creature

Creature in Quebec, Canada

Creature in Quebec, Canada

I’m glad this fella is behind bars!

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: This Is Not a Knock Knock Joke

 

Zombie

Zombie

Since I write about travel……… Here goes!

Where do zombies go for cruises?

The Deaditerranean.

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JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Skeleton

Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.

They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. Family members sit vigil in the cemetery throughout the night, so as to welcome the dead children’s spirits the moment they are released from heaven to come home to visit their parents. In graveyards, families clean the graves of their loved ones, and then decorate them with flowers, candles, photos, favorite food and drinks.  The family also stays up all night telling funny stories about their dead ancestors. Musicians are hired to stroll through the graveyard playing the favorite songs of the dead. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.

A common symbol of the holiday is the skull, which celebrants represent in masks, and foods; such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead.

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Scary

Ogre Eyes Painted in Waterlogue

Ogre Eyes Painted in Waterlogue

Ogre Eyes Hot Chocolate

MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups milk
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 1 cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 16 Black candies

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup milk, chocolate chips and cocoa mix. Cook and stir over low heat until chips are melted. Stir in remaining milk; heat through.
  2. Meanwhile, cut a slit in top of each marshmallow; insert a candy. 
  3. Pour hot cocoa into mugs or cups; place two prepared marshmallows in each cup. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
If mint chocolate chips are not available, place 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract in a plastic bag; seal and toss to coat. Allow chips to stand for 24-48 hours.
Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Gate

 

Kissing Gate

Kissing Gate

This is my favorite type of gate, a kissing gate. But, it actually has nothing to do with kissing!  The name is suggested because it “kisses” (touches) the enclosure on either side, rather than needing to be securely latched. It does not allow animals to pass through, because as you enter the gate you must swing it back in order to pass to the other side of the gate. You see these gates in old church yards.

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Forest

Leaves

Leaves

You can’t see the forest for the leaves!

Have a spooktacular time with JNW’s Halloween Challenge! Enjoy!

JNW’S Halloween Challenge: Decorations

Window Boxes, Quebec City, Canada

Window Boxes, Quebec City, Canada

The place to see absolutely the BEST Fall decorations is Quebec City, Canada! The shops, hotels, and local parks, go all out in decorating with the best of autumn arrangements and themes. Their Thanksgiving is early in the month of October so they are ready to bring on the cheer!

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