This Is Halloween

In honor of Friday the 13th starting in less than an hour, I thought a pre-Halloween post would be appropriate!

Those who know us know that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays (tied for first with Christmas).  Our house has been decorated with pumpkins, ghosts, and spider webs since September, we started watching scary movies religiously every night on October 1st, and we will be hosting our annual costume party the weekend of Halloween.  As the kids today might say, we are so #extra when it comes to Halloween.

Since we’ve started dating, if our schedules allow, we try to take at least one road trip in the fall to a haunted house, pumpkin patch, apple orchard or some other fall-ish attraction.  This year, we decided last minute to go to The Glow in Philadelphia, thanks to some last minute tickets from our friends.

If you haven’t heard of it yet, The Glow is “a jack-o-lantern experience” for the whole family that is currently set up in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, P.A., and Nashville, T.N.  Essentially, it is a large, walk-through outdoor exhibit with hundreds of Jack-o-Lanterns that are often built into large scenes and displays.  The only way to truly describe it is through the pictures I took tonight:

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I think my absolute favorite jack-o-lanterns were these Ben Franklin and Liberty Bell pumpkins:

The details on these two were just amazing!

And, of course, my inner child could not help but get excited over these Disney Princess jack-o-lanterns:

The Glow definitely got us excited to do our own pumpkin carving this weekend!

If you are looking for a fun and easy night out with the family or friends, The Glow was the perfect pre-Halloween activity.  I highly recommend you check it out if you live near one of the cities mentioned above!

And, if you’re looking for an even bigger, more extravagant experience, I must suggest The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley, NY.  It’s just like The Glow, but on steroids. PLUS, it’s close to Sleepy Hollow, which has a ton of fun Halloween stuff to do (like haunted graveyard tours and The Headless Horseman attraction)!


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