Monday, October 27, 2008

Ideas for Halloween!

Hello everyone out there in the blogging world! Thank you everyone for leaving a comment on my previous post, it was very exciting to see a new one come up ever so often. I really do appreciate some of the kind words many of you said. I sometimes don't know if my words make sense, however, when y'all leave a comment and express how you feel, then I myself feel encouraged to continue on and be bold about the truth! Amen, amen!

While my mom was reading my previous post concerning Halloween, she gave me a few more ideas, and I would like to share them with you. I stated my point why not to celebrate Halloween, however, maybe there are some of you who have read what I posted but don't know what to do next. Well, that's why I'm here to post a few ideas. So, get ready, here I GO!

1. You can celebrate the night with dressing in orange (shirt, pants, skirt, dress, socks, etc.). Make all orange dishes, have special food for that night and read stories in the end of your evening.

2. I know some friends and they celebrate Reformation Day. Reformation Day was when Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the door of the church. They also dress up like the people who had to do with the Reformation. Or even they might dress up as bible characters and have once again delicious food. Food is always a fun thing!

3. Have a special family night. You can either sit around as a family and tell stories, watch family movies, play games, etc.

4. Carve out a pumpkin and while you do it explain why. I will list a few scripture verses. Lets say you carve out all the inside, all the seeds and slimy pulp you can say, 'Create in me a pure heart, God. Psalm 51:10'. Then when you slid a large knife right into the center of the pumpkin a great verse would be, 'God's word is alive and working. It is sharper than a sword sharpened on both sides. It cuts all the way into us...'And God's word judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts. Hebrews 4:12'. Also when you take all the slimy pulp into the garbage you can read out of the bible, 'He has taken our sins away from us as far as the east is from west. Psalm 103:12'. Next, carve a face, when doing this you can have a member in your family read the scripture as this one, 'The eye is a light for the body. If your eyes are good then you whole body will be full of light. Matt.6:22'. Don't forget the beautiful wide smile, 'Happiness makes a person smile. Proverbs 15:13'. (This idea is taken from a wonderful book titled 'The Pumpkin Patch Parable'.) Don't think I got that all from my mind! :)

I know I only have 4 ideas, but it's just a few things that I have heard of to spend that night. I have done these things and have really remembered them and enjoyed it too. You can do anything that night to keep yourself off the streets from the trick or treaters. Share with me what you do!


Lydia said...

These are great ideas! thank you.

Allison said...

Fun ideas!

We're going to have a Reformation day at our church this Sunday! We are all incredibly excited. I'll tell you how it goes, and what we did!

Naomi said...

Very neat ideas!! Our Church has a family game night where you bring your favorite board game to the Church and everyone plays games. It can be pretty fun.
Great post!

Anonymous said...

We haven't decided exactly what wer'e gonna do that night, but we are for sure gonna have FUN!!! Ü There IS a way to have fun without trick or treating. Ü And we'll also have a time of prayer for the trick or treaters and all our loved ones that God will keep them all safe. Those other ideas were GREAT Vanessa!! Dressing up as a Bible character would be awesome! I'd be Ruth or Esther, or Judith. Those three sound fun to dress up as. Ü

Life Savior said...

Great ideas, I do a lot of them!

Joshua said...

Hello! I'm commenting because you like comments. I have nothing to say concerning the actual post. But I do ask that you stop your music player at the bottom of the screen from automatically playing, as I am usually already listening to music. But you have good taste - Chris Rice and MercyMe are a couple of my favorite artists.

Hannah said...

Hi Vanessa,
We don't celebrate Halloween either. Luckily for us, our children's readoption day is October 31st, so we celebrate that instead.

Anonymous said...

I won't celebrate anything at all on halloween. But if you do want to celebrate, those are good ideas. But for me, I'd rather not acknowledge the day. God bless.