Sutton Foster is going all out for Halloween. And before you chastise her and remind her that "Halloween 2020 is cancelled," know that Foster is fully embracing a safe and socially distant Halloween that would earn the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's approval. Yes, trick-or-treating might not be an option this year. But in this Broadway star's house, Halloween is anything but cancelled.
Foster has plans to dress up, decorate, and indulge in all the spooky Halloween traditions. To begin, she and her husband, Ted Griffin, and 3-year-old daughter, Emily, will carve a Jack-o'-lantern that will be a bit more special than the pumpkins of her Halloween's past. "We grew a pumpkin," Foster tells Woman's Day of her huge quarantine achievement. "It's pretty epic."
Choosing a costume can be one of the trickiest parts of Halloween, but Foster has already helped her daughter plan her outfit. "She wants to be Jesse from Toy Story," Foster says. "We're in a big Toy Story phase right now. We've seen all of the movies multiple times."
As far as decor, Foster has spent a chunk of quarantine rekindling a love of crafting that was encouraged by her mother. "I do love craft projects and crafting," Foster says. "When I was a kid, my mom and I made homemade spiders and ghosts," she says, adding that she'd make the spiders by cutting each egg sphere out of an egg carton and gluing in pipe cleaner legs before painting the whole thing black and applying googly eyes. "You can hang them, and they look like big scary spiders," Foster says. To make spooky little ghosts, she takes a cotton ball, wraps a tissue around it and ties it off beneath the cotton ball.
And for a little bit of Halloween fun that isn't exactly kid-friendly, Foster and her husband plan to spend time working their way through as many scary movies as they can find. "Now that it's October, my husband and I were talking and we went 'OK, now we have to start watching scary movies,'" Foster says. "How many scary movies can we watch in the month of October?" Foster has no qualms about leaving her daughter out of this specific Halloween tradition. "Not with Emily," she laughs. "Once she goes to bed we'll watch a scary movie every night. That's the new goal."
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