We Need More Halloweens

Halloween is creative. People create their own costumes, sculpt their perfect pumpkins and model their front yards after the spookiest of cemeteries. Or, in our case, it means suiting up your 3-year-old Wheaten Terrier as a martini.  

In case you were wondering, Fletcher did not win, place or show in the “Most Creative” category at the Pampered Pooch Playground Halloween party. No love for this vodka, sweet vermouth and two-olive furry-faced monster. While he didn’t win, he definitely impressed. I’m biased, but I have to admit that my wife quickly pulling together a martini costume for our dog is pretty damn creative.

I (literally) ran across several other examples of unique Halloween creations earlier this afternoon as I scampered through Edina for a four mile run. The creativity varied in terms of scope. Some yards had carved pumpkins showcased on the front steps with faux spider webs spun on the eyebrow over the front door. More sophisticated creations included pumpkins and spider webs, plus zombies, bats, grave stones and pretty much anything else you can think of Halloween-related.

We need more Halloweens. More excuses for people to feel like they can let go of their inner-conservatism and let the openness of creativity inspire them to produce something they normally wouldn’t.