Monday, November 9, 2009

Mummy Made Halloween

Gee whiz I felt the peer pressure this year which could come from no where else but school since its not really my thing! Halloween... like you've never seen, how could I get through to her (Grade 1 age) that there is no way in this world we are knocking on our neighbours door and asking for, and I sooo hate this word "candy". One way or another Lilly did not let up and in the end I felt I was letting her down, denying her of Christmas or something!
So I compromised.
First of all we went shopping for "candy" and talked about what we could give back to people/animals/the planet and she decided to buy some dog and cat food and give it to the RSPCA bin at Woolies. Good start.
Then we came home, made a couple of ghost costumes, sacrificing a perfectly good queen size flat sheet in the process and invited our best friends over for dinner.
We dressed up, one child threw a wobbly bob cause he couldn't see properly through his ghost eyes, hence why he is a lying down ghost in the above photo.
We had a 'candy' treasure hunt instead of door knocking, and for tricks we threw about 50 water bombs off the verandah at Daddy and made sure we picked up every last bit of balloon to stop the sea turtles eventually eating them!
Then and I think this may have been a small mistake watched Ghostbusters as they are now hooked, had a yummy gardeny dinner and followed it all up with the most chocolate ridden, lolly, icecream, make your own creation feast you could imagine!!!


Kate said...

Sounds like a great family tradition. We reinvented halloween too this year I wrote about it here I love the photo of the ghost lying down, so real life.

Sandi said...

Halloween hasn't really taken off much in our area. I think just a few streets near town have halloween. The fruit shop had some of those big orange pumpkins that you carve faces in, for sale too.
Thanks for dropping by my blog. (Couldn't find your email to reply to).

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sounds like the perfect compromise and loads of fun!! We had about 40 children past our place - most of which I had never seen before - can't imagine why some parents would let their children ask for lollies from strangers.