Friday, 2 November 2007


People have been kind enough to show an interest in our Halloween day so I thought I'd better post about it.

We had some of our neighbourhood friends over for afternoon tea to help us celebrate and we had a wonderful time eating up all the goodies we had made during the week and drinking buckets of blood. The kids all dressed up for the occasion and I was even able to convince one mum to add some face paint. I'd love to post some photos of these splendid kids but I don't like to add photos of other people without asking.

I can show you this shot as nearly all of their backs are turned! We made our own bats to take home which was great fun.

Later on I took my kids trick or treating and I must say for a country that doesn't really celebrate Halloween we managed to come home with a fair haul!

Surfer boy took one look at me as we were about to leave and said - "You're not seriously leaving the house like that??" Of course I was and I must say I couldn't see his problem!

All in all it was a fabulous day and the excitement on the kids faces was worth every cent I spent on bloody pumpkins that I now don't know what to do with.

Next year we'll definitely be adding Halloween to the calender and it won't be as 'last minute' as it was this year. Watch Out!!


Anonymous said...

You did very well for last minute.
I can't wait to see what you come up with next year when you plan for it.

whit said...

Wow! Much better than what we did here. Inspiration for next year, thanks! You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

Nice costume, witchy. Thanks again (To your kids) for the letter and the lollies. School's boring. I'm quite sad you didn't give me some of those delicious looking cookies. Gubye.

Anonymous said...

My guys wanted to play Halloween but J had the "school play" performance extravaganza on which we all had to go and watch - it was brilliant but that leaves me with one question? Can we come with you guys next year???

Ally said...

I've already marked the date in the diary for next year at your house,I think you should start planning now for what James can dress up as :-)
P.S I heard the neighbours had a great time!!!

lazy cow said...

I'm impressed! Next year I'm getting in on it too. One of those black fright wigs and witch's hat. Oh yes. My daughter went to a Halloween party too and had a ball.
(Love your bookshelves btw).

emma said...

We had a fantastic neighbourhood celebration of Halloween too! The kids were invited to a very close-by park where a huge family friendly bbq was under way. I had worded up our dead-end street by letterboxing our intention to come begging for sweets & all the neighbours got into the spirit of it beautifully. There were three groups of about 15 or so kids (with token adults) going door to door. It's definitely a must-do for next year. Spooky regards, Emma. AND..I love the new non-shop blog.

Anonymous said...

You are sooooo scary!