Saturday, November 7, 2009

Goblins, and Ghouls, and Ghosts, Oh My!

Our Halloween festivities spread over an entire week. We started out throwing a Halloween party at our house the week before Halloween. We made Frankenstein brownies and mummy pizzas but the biggest hit was bobbing for apples. The kids had a blast and everyone took more than one turn. I wasn't able to talk any adults into bobbing for apples but the adults had their own fun playing Cranium later that night.

Our neighbor and our friend's son bobbing for apples

Our neighbor after getting a face full of water

B loved holding our neighbor who is 3 months old. I spent awhile holding her too and she even fell asleep in my arms. She is exactly 1 day younger the the twin girls I nanny for.

Arg, matey!

A week later was Halloween. We went to a carnival down the road but it was kind of a flop. Hubby and the kids each carved a pumpkin. FiFi made her jack-o-lantern's teeth match her missing teeth, Wyn made a regular jack-o-lantern, B made an angel, and hubby made a jeep. Mommy is not a big fan of scraping out the pumpkins so I just supervised.

The kids ready for trick-or-treating!

Wyn the witch

FiFi as Ariel, the little mermaid.

B as a dementor from Harry Potter.

The jack-o-lanterns all lit up.

My three kids and the three neighbor kids trick-or-treating.
Overall we had a great time celebrating Halloween. The day of was very low key and my kids called it a night early. The party was a blast and we had 25 people show up which was great. I love throwing parties. I may have to try to do it more.


Brittany Ann said...

I think I wore the same wig Fifi did at some point in my life...Funny that children's wigs haven't evolved much...

Moore Minutes said...

LOVE the pirates! lol ;)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

The dementor one scared me. I am a wimp. However, the rest were cute!

Helene said...

I wanna come to your house next all look like such a FUN family!!!

I'm a Mom!..? said...

So fun! I just love Halloween. We do a party every year and it's amazing how the kids change in their abilities from year to year... won't be long before we can bob for apples!!