A Boston Halloween

Happy Halloween friends!


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Since my birthday is right before Halloween I grew up having costume birthday parties filled with pumpkin cakes and other seasonal treats. Now that my own baby is also a Halloween baby, I expect that tradition will only continue. We’ve added our own traditions – including pumpkin beer and cider tasting with friends, and making quadruple-size batches of butternut squash soup, and enjoying homemade pumpkin spice lattes.

This past weekend my husband and I celebrated my birthday downtown for the weekend sans baby – a first for us! I never spend much time in Beacon Hill and wanted to see it all decked out for the holiday. It didn’t disappoint! While the leaves out by us changed a few weeks ago, they are only just starting to turn in the city.



We had to laugh. These pumpkins were $20 each. I got all of ours in upstate NY for $2 each! Sorry city-dwellers!


Highly recommend meandering through Beacon Hill this time of year. They really go all-out with the decor!











The downfall of Instagram… we came upon Acorn Street (one of Boston’s “most picturesque” streets and it was full of girls and fashion bloggers taking their picture. I even circled back a second time, but still packed!

I spent the weekend celebrating with all kinds of treats from Tatte Bakery, the Thinking Cup, and Blackbird Doughnuts (highly recommend the savory everything bagel donut, or the plain chocolate!), and dinner at Ruth’s Chris. There better be some exercise in my future!



We have been enjoying the season at home too. Last night we carved our pumpkins, and made roasted pumpkin seeds (Cinnamon Sugar – this recipe) for the first time. Our trick-or-treatless Halloweens are numbered, so tonight we will enjoy a low-key night watching The Addams Family and getting Chipotle Boo-Ritos (a tradition!).





We celebrated our baby’s first birthday with cupcakes with our small group from church and trip to the playground.


Happy Halloween!

How are you spending this Halloween? Dressing up? We will head out soon as Mama and Baby Bumblebees to get our Chipotle Boo-ritos!





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