I was a little more organised this year and had my darling husband put together a DL flyer that I could print up x 3 to an A4 sheet and then cut down to size I bought 150 balloons from Spotlight and yes spent a bit of time sticking the orange balloons to the flyers with sticky tape. My friend Fleur and I took our kids on a very warm afternoon & delivered the flyers to let our neighbours know that we would be Trick or Treating on Halloween.
In September my son had chosen Darth Vader as his costume so for his birthday we got him a light sabre. He already had the costume so I didn’t have to worry much about that. My daughter had chosen Queen Elsa (like pretty much every little girl under the age of 12). Then a bombshell…my son changed his mind on the Monday morning before Halloween. he didn’t want to go as Darth Vader, instead he wanted to go as a Vampire. Great!!!
I went back to Savers and for $14.99 I picked up a cape (with a red satin collar), vest, medallion, bow tie & white gloves. we did a makeup trial with a few photos & i spent about 5 minutes doing his make up & he looked awesome. My daughter THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN says that she wants to be a witch. Sorry little chicken it’s too late to change.
My costume wasn’t really a costume, actually it probably would be a costume to someone, I just picked out a poodle skirt from my wardrobe & went as a zombie cheerleader. In retrospect maybe I should have tried to organise a Princess Anna costume for myself & gotten an Olaf or Christoph for Oliver. Surely a grown woman walking around with a costume like that is scary??
So Friday 31st October in Melbourne was warm…31 degrees warm (87.8 fahrenheit) so yeah, not exactly layers of clothing & walking around the streets type of weather. We headed over to our friends house and started from there & worked / walked our way back towards home.
Oliver ‘The Vampire’ & his best friend Ruben ‘The Grim Reaper’
Me & Fleur rockin’ the red coloured hair.
I really wasn’t sure what the reaction to my flyer would be like but it was awesome. Quite a few houses for us to trick or treat at, the kids received an impressive stash of lollies, to the point of me having to unload their buckets so they could fit more lollies inside.
This ‘wrestler’ was one of the Dads walking around with his kids. Undies on the outside!!!
Kids from our local school heading towards us. All the kids were so excited.
How clever were these Chupa Chups disguised as spiders.
One of the houses we went to was amazing. Two ladies inside cackled like witches and posed for photos & made delicious shortbread witches fingers. The kids were actually a bit scared and we had to tell them that they weren’t real witches.
Fabulous Witches – these ladies made my evening!
We got back home before the sun set & I managed to offload quite a few of the lollies that we had ready for trick or treaters. The kids had a very late night & were up to their eyeballs full of sugar. This is some of what Oliver had received.
All up it was a great night and I felt slightly off the next day (a few strawberry margaritas & walking around in such warm weather will do that to you).
This was the giant spider I had on my front door. Some of my friends children were very scared of him.
This was the lousy decorating at the front of my house. The web looked awesome when I first put it up, a freaky spring storm that had rain coming sideways wrecked the webs. I tried to fix it but it just made it look crappier. Up close there were black bats hung with fishing line.
Our carved pumpkin & even a headstone with some dead flowers!
If you celebrate Halloween, I hope you had a great time. I am positive we will do it all again next year. Anyway, all the Halloween decorations have been removed now & we can start getting ready for Christmas!