October is by far my favourite month. There are so many reasons to love October, and Autumn as a season. Not only is my birthday in October but also 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 are all pretty and it's so nice! Also there's the food. Then when the weather gets colder I get even more excited; the lead up to Christmas is almost better than the event itself!
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 was mainly pumpkin related ( I forgot to ask whether everyone liked pumpkin...) and after late evenings of pinterest browsing we got the menu down to pumpkin soup and mini filo tarts, beef and pumpkin Thai curry and finally a selection of cute cakes including an angel food cake topped with dried strawberry flakes, little ghost cupcakes, cake pops and white chocolate dipped strawberries with little ghost faces.
It was so fun making everything, but 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 everywhere... I carved pumpkin lanterns, lit candles, draped fairy lights around the ceiling and had a few Rolling Stones CDs playing.
I know it's not everyone's idea of a Halloween 'party' where everyone is dressed up in ridiculous outfits, getting drunk and whatever, 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.