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Every October, our dear friends host a pumpkin carving party at their house. It’s a simple celebration, but one we always look forward to during Halloween week. Each family brings their own pumpkin and an appetizer or a special dessert. Our friends make homemade pizzas and mulled cider. Of course, everyone dresses up.

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One of our favorite family Halloween recipes is the fun and super easy Bacon & Egg candies from the Eating in Maine cookbook. On a Friday night, we invited Grandma and Grandpa Potato over for dinner and afterward, we made these candies together.

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Last night, CP#1 and #2 were treated to a new Halloween tradition called “Ghosting.” The festive activity is a neighborhood endeavor. Each family is assigned a neighbor to “boo” during the month of October. The kids fill a pumpkin with Halloween goodies, sneak up to their neighbor’s door, ring the bell, leave the pumpkin, and run to a hiding place as fast as they can.

We prepared by dressing all in black from head to toe. MP kept referring to CP#1 and #2 as Spy Kids, which delighted them to no end. The team also had a great time filling up our pumpkin with candy, stickers, and glowing skeletons. We included a print-out of a ghost and a poem much like this one:

You’ve Been Ghosted!
Late last night, we left you a treat. The tradition is fun, one we hope you’ll repeat.
Take the ghost and pin it on your door, to let others know, you need ghosted no more.
Now it’s your duty to pass on the surprise, to more families, we must advise.
Gather some treats and deliver them soon, within two nights, under the light of the moon.
Include a ghost with each package you give, along with this poem for the tradition to live.

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While shopping the Craft & Art Show at the Yarmouth Clam Festival this summer, the team discovered The Merry Crown Society. Shop owner, Bonnie, who hails from Fryeburg, designs whimsical crowns, wands, swords, and masks using felt made from recycled plastic bottles. CP#2 was completely smitten with Bonnie’s booth. If MP allowed it, he would spent hours trying out cool disguises.

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