October is undoubtedly my favourite month. There are so many reasons to love October, and Autumn as a season. Not only is my birthday in October but there's also 5 other birthdays in my family ,which gets everyone excited, and Halloween! It's not the most celebrated holiday of the year but I still love it nonetheless; the whole atmosphere is so unique and the autumnal colours really make me happy and also inspired to make things and draw and paint. Also there's the food. Oh the food, butternut squash, pumpkins, parsnips, roasted veg and all those silly little Halloween sweets that you can't keep your hands from. Damn. I wish Autumn lasted longer. Then you get to November and there's all the fireworks and the hype over bonfire night, then the panic as everyone realises that it's nearly Christmas! When the weather gets colder the excitement only increases- the lead up to Christmas is almost better than the event itself!
Can you tell I love Autumn?
My birthday is pretty close to Halloween so I decided to merge the two together and have a kind of Halloween dinner party with my friends because I've really missed them all! Me and my mum made some autumnal food which consisted mainly if pumpkin ( I forgot to ask whether everyone. Liked pumpkin... Oopsie!) and after late evenings of pinterest browsing we whittled the menu down to pumpkin soup and mini filo tarts, beef and pumpkin massaman Thai curry and finally a selection of cute cakes including an. Angel food cake topped with dried strawberry flakes, little ghoulish cupcakes, cake pops and white chocolate dipped strawberries with little piped on ghost faces.
It was so fun making everything and I think everyone seemed to enjoy themselves too! I went a little bit overboard with the table decorations;.there were pumpkins and squashes all over the table with candy corns and Reese 's pieces strewn across the tablecloth! I carved pumpkin lanterns, lit candles, draped fairy lights around the ceiling and had the Rolling Stones playing in the CD player. Surprisingly they fit the mood perfectly.
I loved how it looked, and keep know it's not everyone's idea of a Halloween 'party' where everyone is dressed up in ridiculous outfits, getting drunk and having a great time, but it was different and I still enjoyed it. Sometimes it's nice to have a calm sit-down meal for a change rather than a wild party with loads of people. I may be 17 but I think my mind is already middle aged... I do like a nice dinner party.
Enjoy the rest of Autumn everyone!