I love all holidays but I especially love Halloween! My family loves getting dressed up and Halloween is the funnest because it is a day all about costumes and, of course, candy - the candy, I must admit, is Mario's favorite part. My favorite part of Halloween is having our family dress up in a theme. Last year we all dressed up like characters from the Ghostbusters Movie staring Mario as 'Slimer the Ghost'. This year, Mario wanted to be the Joker, so I was his Harley Quinn and my husband was Batman.
Halloween Day was during Mario's Fall Break at his school in Germany this year, so we decided to take him to New York to trick-or-treat. Not until we moved to Germany did I really come to understand just how much of an American Holiday Halloween truly is and with a week off and loving Halloween as much as our family does, it only made sense for us to celebrate the holiday in America. Mario was so excited to go trick-or-treating in Brooklyn with his friends that he asked me: "Mama, will I get 10 pieces of candy?" he thought that was a lot. To his surprise and excitement he got a bag full of candy including what he discovered as his new favorite candy: 'Gobstoppers'. Mario also saw a Halloween parade and houses decorated beyond his spookiest imagination - we had a spooktacular Halloween in Brooklyn!
Enjoy Mario (aka the Joker) trick-or-treating in Brooklyn on HaLLoWeeN!