In our country, there seem to be no viable options. Some churches have Harvest or Bible themed parties, where everyone shows up wearing their bathrobe and a towel tied to their head. But what do you do the rest of the month while everyone gears up for Halloween? When my husband and I decided to celebrate All Saints Day, there was no pattern to follow, so we made up our own.
I hope some of these ideas work for your family. Let’s reclaim the season for Holy Partying!
First of all, decorate for fall with accents of red and white. These are the official colors of All Saints Day and they stand for courage and faith. Whoever comes into your home will find the happy, peaceful décor a refreshing change from garish black and orange decorations, cobwebs, and skeletons. I also hang red and white All Saints banners during the month of October that have scripture painted in gold puff paint. They add a beautiful touch and are a great discussion starter.
|my girls and their friends did a play in full costume|
We immediately had the attention of the cashier, the bagger, and the lady in the next checkout line. For a few minutes, they pummeled us with questions, which we gladly answered.
|one of many characters|
When we studied mime in homeschool, Launa and I both dressed in full makeup and performed for her grandparents.
|Granddaughter Jolieanna and Kelly|
And for you married women, you can have fun putting together costumes for your husband’s eyes only. He will enjoy being your secret audience.
|me and Tara|
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