On Halloween she always cooks a Halloween themed dinner. It`s always really cool, but nobody ever wants to actually eat it because it looks nasty. A couple of examples of food my mother makese include meatloaf that looks like a rotten foot(seen in picture), mashed potatoes dyed a pinkish gray to look look like brains, and noodles dyed pink in ground meat that look like worms in dirt.
Every year I got to carve a pumkin. And my mother encouraged us to to more than just the basic eyes and mouth, wed had books of pumkin stencils to choose from. My mom would let us pick out a design, help us trace it and then carve it out. If we chose a complicated design we often got bored of working on it, and would end running off to play at some point. When that happened my mother always stayed behind and finished all our pumkins herself. When we were really little she would do them for us entirely. One year she did a really detailed carving of Buzz Lightyear for my little brother.
In America, when we celebrate big holidays, we decorate not only the insides of our houses but the outsides as well. For Halloween, my mother does many things to decorate our front yard. Lights shaped like pumkins go on the roof. We put fake cobwebs all over our shrubs and trees and usually put in fake skeleton, witch, and zombie hands in to look like they`re trying to grab you. We also have fake gravestones to put in the yard and a giant inflatable spider. Of course we have the Jack o Lanterns by the door, but we also have a skeleton that talks when you walk up to knock on the door. And, when my mother is feeling really excited, we put out a fog machine as well.
Now that I`m older, I really appreciate all the work my mom put in when I was a kid to make my childhood magical. As a child, I could always really have fun and celebrate holidays and I really did believe in magic. I hope I can do halfe as much for my children as my mom did for me.