How ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Celebrates Halloween

Halloween is a time for fun and celebration for many families. How does “The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond celebrate this festive time of year? Here’s what she told her fans about how her family conduct Halloween festivities.

What Halloween was like when Ree Drummond’s children were young

Ree Drummond and Stephen Colbert |  Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images
Ree Drummond and Stephen Colbert | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images

In the fall issue of “The Pioneer Woman” magazine, Drummond told her readers what Halloween was like when her children were very young. She said she and her husband, Ladd, would go out and take their little ones out. Here’s how she described the sweet moments she had with her children. “When the kids were little, Ladd and I would go into town and take them trick-or-treating. I have the best memories of carrying them in their costumes and even pulling them in red wagons around the neighborhoods,” said Drummond.

How Ree Drummond celebrates Halloween  

Now that her children are older, Drummond isn’t pulling her kids in a little red wagon. She also doesn’t decorate her home because she lives so far that no one would see it, according to her magazine column. Instead, the Drummonds celebrate Halloween at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile with a big celebration. “I love the idea of some sweet small-town Halloween fun,” Drummond tells her readers. Halloween is significant for the Food Network star because it is the day The Mercantile first opened its doors in 2016. This is part of the reason celebrating Halloween is so important to Drummond.

There’s a Halloween costume contest at The Mercantile

One way they celebrate this time of year is to have a Halloween costume contest at The Mercantile. The magazine highlighted one Mercantile visitor who spent three months planning her 1950s-inspired costume. Preparation for The Mercantile Halloween party begin more than two months in advance. Part of the prep goes into ordering pumpkins for their decorating station.

The Mercantile employees dress to impress in their Halloween costumes

Dressing up in a Halloween costume isn’t just for the kids. The Mercantile employees also dress in their Halloween best since they don’t decorate the inside of the store. However, there are a few rules for what they can and cannot wear on this day. “We don’t usually decorate inside of the store, so the staff is the decoration,” Drummond tells her readers. However, this freedom to dress up comes with some fine print. “Nothing too risqué and nothing so hairy it would be unappetizing to restaurant guests,” Drummond says. It’s nice that Drummond has her restaurant patrons in mind. We can’t imagine what it would be like to stare at a big, hairy costume right before mealtime.

Halloween goodies: pumpkin spice cereal treats

Halloween isn’t complete without some pumpkin spice treats. At the end of her description of Halloween at The Mercantile, Drummond shares a delicious recipe for pumpkin spice cereal treats. “The Pioneer Woman” magazine doesn’t say whether the Mercantile staff serves this during their celebration, but we can’t imagine a Halloween party without this tasty snack. This treat includes 1 ½ sticks of butter, three bags of marshmallows, 18 cups of crispy rice cereal, and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.

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