Halloween is very different this year but we wanted to make sure we celebrated one of T’s favourite days.
So we created a surprise Sugary Scavenger Hunt around the house, including turning our family room into a haunted surprise.
The fake cobwebs and spiders blended in nicely with the real ones!
As soon as it turned dark outside, we began our hunt.
Chocolates and candy were placed all over the house and T had a flashlight in one hand and a bucket in the other as he explored the house with the hubby and I.
On a regular day, our 50+ year old fixer upper home looks like someone got murdered in it. So it wasn’t hard to make it spooky for Halloween. I mean, missing kitchen cupboard doors, hello!
Our wonderful neighbour gifted T a basket of treats which we put as the final surprise – next to a spooky white lady skull with glowing red eyes – in our basement crawl space.
T bravely – kinda – crawled under to retrieve his bounty.
T knew something was up all day because we were working on it but he didn’t know the details other than he had to wait until it got dark outside.
I took him for a late afternoon walk so the hubby could finish the final details of our surprise.
After the scavenger hunt, T told us in the most heartfelt way, “Thank you for decorating the house. I really appreciated it. I love Halloween.”
And he gave us both a big long hug and told us, “I love my parents.”
It was one of the rare handful of times that he expressed such a genuine and so well articulated outpouring of love.
And it was honestly all the sugary sweetness we needed to hear during these trying times!