Pippa Middleton Recalls Halloween Memories With Sister Kate Middleton

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Pippa Middleton Recalls Halloween Memories With Sister Kate Middleton

Looks like Pippa Middleton has been spending some time with the ghost of Halloween past.

Writing her new book, Celebrate, a "comprehensive guide to home entertaining," Middleton, 29, relied heavily on her experience as a professional party planner in London. But she also drew some inspiration from the childhood traditions she shared with her sister, Kate Middleton.

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Kate, 30, is one of the most famous women in the world since marrying England's Prince William in April 2011. But long before she rode off into the sunset, she and her siblings -- Pippa and James, 25 -- were just like any other kids. Especially around the holidays.

In an excerpt from Celebrate published in the Oct. 28 issue of Parade magazine, Duchess Catherine's younger sister offers a tiny glimpse of life inside the Middleton home and hints at a few spooky memories from their youth.

"As a child, I felt that Halloween was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life," she writes. "[W]e would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and imaginary figures lurking in dark corners."

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Now that she's older, she tries to bring that same sense of magic and imagination to the events she plans.

"I frequently celebrate Halloween over a supper with friends. It's a wonderful excuse to let your imagination run riot with gory-looking food and special effects," the Brit explains.

Among the many tricks and treats she offers up? "Stir witchy cauldrons of pumpkin soup; hang homemade spiders inside window nooks; string cobwebs on tables; and haunt gardens, attics, and stairways with ghosts made from sheets."

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Middleton hopes her book will give readers a better idea of who she is as an individual, separate from her famous relatives.

"I know many of you will pick up the book out of nothing more than curiosity. I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself," she writes. "This is my first chance to do that and I've enjoyed every minute of it."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Pippa Middleton Recalls Halloween Memories With Sister Kate Middleton

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