My kids have declared Halloween to be their second favorite holiday next to Christmas, so we like to do what we can to have a lot of fun leading up to the big day. With Halloween landing right in the middle of a busy school week, we (at least, I, the mother) are feeling a bit rushed in this whole process The kids will be home from school soon and we still have to finish up their Jack-o-lanters as well as hit a half hour of harp and orchestra before heading out to Trick or Treat. (Why can't Halloween just be a "day off" holiday already??? At least the day after, right? Oh, to be in our old school district in California where they did, in fact, take the day after off . . .)
Following are some pictures of what we do around here to get ready for a night of Tricks & Treats . . .
Kate looking like she wants to smack the sewing machine:
At the school. LOVE grade school holiday art projects:
I made this as a new mom about 72 years ago when I thought good moms needed to be crafty. (It might be the last craft I ever made.) My kids insist on it being filled with candy corn (or Reese's Pieces) during the month of October. Who likes the caramel flavored candy corn?
Even though it's totally overpriced, we love to get the corn chowder and apple beer if we're there in the evening:
Hope everyone has a blast tonight! Happy Halloween!