WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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guests in the Halloween spirit. Friends arrive with a pumpkin, carve it, and leave with a jack-o'-lantern, some toasted pumpkin seeds, and quite possibly a prize. Parades and parties Since Halloween is reserved for trick-or-treating, Halloween parties and parades are frequently held prior to the 31st. There are classroom and neighborhood parties for kids as well as more elaborate business and adult parties that often charge admission and offer prizes for the best costumes. You'll always see lots of witches, devils, and ghosts, but people have gotten really creative these days with more topical cos- tumes. They dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." They make caramel apples, wrap themselves with toilet paper for mummy competitions, eat mouthfuls of candy corn, and have an awful lot of fun pretending to be someone they've always wanted to be. If you love Halloween and all it has to offer, you can enjoy endless festivities during the "Halloween Season." If not, it's best to leave the country until November 1st, when life, sadly, goes back to normal, for a few weeks at least, until the next holiday season begins. 58 The Halloween Season W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 D A R R E N B O V I E

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