Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Is it too late? Did I miss the acceptable Halloween posting period?

We took full advantage of Halloween this year: we partied all month long!

Our annual family Halloween party is always the first Friday of October.  #3 helped me make the cookies we would decorate. Also on the agenda: "Pop the Ghost" balloon game, a Halloween craft and a viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas.  (side note: sadly #1 is growing up and in a very kind way suggested that next year maybe we could watch something a little more mature).

I had set out bowls of candy for the cookie decorating, including a bowl of Resse's Pieces.  I had totally forgotten #3's little friend is allergic to peanuts!  Yes, I did.  And he ate one. It was awful. Fortunately he didn't get too sick (read: he didn't die or have to be taken to the hospital).  His mom called the next morning to let me know he was recovered and that he was sad to have missed the rest of the party.

By the way, his mom is still my friend. She hasn't stopped speaking to me. 

As evidenced in my previous post, my children Halloween-partied two more times in Utah with each of their grandmas.

The Friday prior to Halloween we attended yet another Halloween party hosted by a member of our ward.  Her backyard looked amazing: ghosts flying overhead, a haunted graveyard, a roaring fire. Hundred of people were invited and her yard was rockin' with dancing, a haunted house, tons of good food and lots of kids to run around with. 

Someday I will be the cool parent. (This is my mantra).

More Halloween parties at school:

Lastly, Halloween night itself.

Arrg, pirate family!

Pirate #1
Pirate #2

and their pirate cat

It was a great month because my children were excited and happy and loved getting into the Halloween-spirit.  But I was ready to be done.  By 10 am the next morning there wasn't a trace of Halloween left in our house.  (except maybe some candy. Ok, lots of candy).


Erin A said...

It's barely been a week since Halloween--my neighbors still have ghosts and goblins and jack-0-lanterns in their yards. It's not too late to post!

Although I'm with you--everything Halloween related was taken down Nov 1. And only 2 of my 4 still have any candy left.

You ARE the cool parent compared to me! Your friend with the backyard party is just plain nuts in my book!! Way to go!!

katie said...

Love the pirate cat. Love that you still do the annual Halloween party...sounds like it's gotten more fancy than when it first started. And, I'm probably not the person to ask, but I'm doing pretty good if I post Halloween pics before Thxgiving.

Julie said...

Definitely not too late to post since I haven't posted mine yet. I'm still working on fall break! I better hurry up, Thanksgiving is in two weeks!

Esther said...

I love your "monster" entertainment center. What a cool school. I thought they had outlawed "Halloween" at school so as not to offend anyone.

BigEd said...

Pretty sure you are already as "cool" as you need to be. Looks like your kids had a great time. The pirate cat was awesome! I'm also not shocked to learn that Reeses candies don't actual have many real ingredients ; )

mandy said...

Who are those imposters sitting at our seats at your halloween party?.... Miss ya.