It was not until I was in my mid thirties that I realized that not every city or town celebrates Halloween in the same manner as we do here in St. Louis, Missouri. (For those new to Liliana and Liam, that is where we are located. Smack dab in the middle of the US, the good ole MidWest, St. Louis, Missouri.)
Here is how Halloween goes down in St. Louis (for the most part): Everyone goes trick or treating on Halloween night, regardless of what day it falls on. Kids start going door to door when the street lights come on. They are on the hunt for houses with their porchlight on. It’s the universal flag for “we got candy!”. Before a kid gets a piece of candy (or a handful, depending on the house), they have to tell a joke! My favorite jokes are from little kids (4-5) who started the joke and can never get the punchline quite right… adorable.
Here are a few jokes for you this year:
- Why do you not go to the bathroom with a pokemon? … Because they might peek-at-choo.
- What did one ghost say to the other? Get a life!
Our family has its own tradition where everyone dresses up in a themed costume. One year we were pirates, one year ninja, another year super heroes. Our son picks the theme, and I run with it. This year we are going as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione granger. We usually decorate a table and set a bowl of candy on it for any trick or treats that come to our house and then we all go house to house together.
I love to see how everyone has decorated their house for Halloween. A house down the street decorates their house so extensively, their Halloween lights are coordinated with a radio station. Other homes take a simpler approach. I say, this year, you welcome trick or treaters with Liliana and Liam’s Halloween sign. The pure quality of the sign allows for it to be a timeless piece; fitting in with your own Halloween traditions.
You can check them here.
Liliana & Liam would sure love to be a part of your creative Halloween traditions this year and for the years to come. Make sure you order your Halloween sign before it is too late and don't forget to share pictures of you and your sign!