Halloween Traditions

Although Halloween has passed, I thought it would be fun to share our family’s Halloween traditions that you can incorporate into your home next year.


The Hubster isn’t one to dress up, besides wearing his University alumni gear, so that’s a Halloween tradition in and of itself. If he did family costumes, I would have had Hazel (our dog) be Sven because I swear they watched our dog to create Sven’s character! I would have made the Hubster be Kristoff, and I would have been Anna… But obviously, this is what happened.

For Little Miss, I got her Elsa costume from Amazon and it was absolutely perfect! It was a little big, so I had to have my grandma hem the shoulders, but she is our petite little gal. Little Miss loved the train and willingly twirled around to show off her dress. I found her princess crown at Walmart and just sprayed her hair with glitter spray. Her shoes were also from Amazon and tights from Target.


I have a full blog post about my Halloween Home Decor, here.


The night before Halloween, I always make sugar cookies. I use a sour cream sugar cookie recipe so that way I can ensure that cookies stay soft.

Of course, she much rather enjoyed licking the bowl than actually helping me make them.

I have always frosted the cookies for the past two years, but this year, I thought it would be fun for Little Miss to decorate them on Halloween with close family while they were over. Of course, I didn’t take any pictures because I was trying to make sure that she didn’t get purple frosting everywhere…

My parents and brothers always come over the night of Halloween to see Little Miss in her costume. To make it easy, we have always ordered pizza. That way, everyone can be happy, there isn’t much clean up, and the pizza can be delivered. This year I added a salad to the mix to even out the carb-focused meal a bit.

Pumpkin Carving

To make Halloween a little less hectic, we carve our pumpkins the night before Halloween, while the cookies are cooling off. It’s a good distraction for the Hubster and Little Miss to not eat all the freshly baked cookies.

Make sure to bring your pumpkins inside the morning of carving so that way your hands don’t freeze while carving.

I always lay plastic table coverings on top of my counters, so clean up is easy! Just roll it all up and toss it in the trash when you are done. The Hubster used our Hart Jigsaw to remove the top of the pumpkins, and it worked perfectly! We also used this carving set and we were both highly impressed!

Little Miss chose our carving outlines. A German Shepherd carving for the Hubster to resemble her “hay-hay” and a cat carving for me to resemble her “kitty, Lucy”.

…and I lost by three votes.


This is the first year Little Miss could go, and even though COVID-19 made things tricky, this girl melted my heart with her “twik-or-tweat”. She had a parade of adoring fans behind her, and her uncle even dressed up as Evil Knievel, using his 5th-grade wax museum costume to trick-or-treat with her.

This Halloween was so special, and we can’t wait for next year to complete these Halloween traditions again and see who Little Miss dresses up as.

Since we are always working on new things at the Farmhouse, I like to share these projects’ snippets and other parts of my everyday life craziness on my Instagram account.

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