I admit Halloween has gotten too crazed and too commercial.
All the candy fueled hoopla and rush to find the perfect costume often gives me a “whopper” of a headache.
But if you can manage past all that, there’s also a positive side.
Halloween is a terrific time for kids (of all ages) to tap into our creativity and get inspired by all the magical, mystical things around us.
Case in point: The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton on Hudson, Westchester.
(Under an hour from Manhattan by train).
This amazing spectacle (over 5-years running) features over 4,000 individually carved and illuminated jack o’ lanterns placed in an idyllic 18th century riverside estate.
There are underwater garden pumpkins, spaceships and aliens, dinosaurs- every form imaginable….and quite possibly that you never imagined.
The sheer beauty, variety, and creativity of all these blazing jack o’ lanterns arranged in unusual combinations and configurations- and all in one place will take your breath away.
And perhaps inspire your own carving…and creativity.
What’s your twist?
How do you get your creative juices flowing this Halloween?