Halloween fun

Friday, November 1, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween with their little ones (or not so little ones!)
My kids had a blast.

We started with a little makeup. Lily wanted to be a pretty witch.

Ayden was Freddy Krueger. We used some temporary tattoos on his face because I was not about to attempt face painting on Freddy. The temporary tattoos were perfect!

Can you guess who I was?
Katniss Everdeen- the girl on fire!
(from The Hunger Games for all of you non fans)

I put my Mockingjay pin to good use! I even had a bow & quiver, but I didn't use them. Moms always get stuck carrying everything on Halloween, so I decided to keep it simple. It was a lot of fun though and the kids loved that I dressed up, even if it only required a side braid and a pin on my jacket.

We decided to start off at the mall, which not my favorite place for trick-or-treating, but it was cold out and we figured the kids might like it more because it would be light and they wouldn't have to "ruin" their costumes with jackets and warm gear. That's one of the drawbacks about living in a cold area!

Mall trick-or-treating sucked.
For real.

Too many people...not enough candy. Half the stores had signs up saying they were out of candy which basically meant Beat it- we aren't participating. We weren't really into the whole stand-in-line-to-wait-for-a-dinner-mint thing, so we decided to ditch the mall and hit up a good neighborhood. It was cold out, but it wasn't raining.

It was c-c-cold though! Yay for wearing jackets over your costume.

Daddy saved the day with his flashlight app on his iPod.

The kids scored and got a ton of candy- the good stuff too! I was surprised at how much chocolate they got. I remember when I was a kid the fun sized candy bars were my coveted prize- a rare find! I think they each got 15 little Snickers bars. Enough to share with mommy!

We had so much fun trick-or-treating, and we saw some really great costumes. My favorite were a brother and sister who were dressed up as Harry Potter & Hermione. They loved that I yelled "Harry! Hermione! I love you guys!" I would love it if I could convince my kids and husband to dress up in a Harry Potter theme next year! We'll see ;)

How was your Halloween?
Did you hit the jackpot on candy?


  1. Where'd you get that Mockingjay pin? I want! :)

  2. I think I got it at Walmart- like when the first movie came out. They had the DVD display up & all kinds of Hunger Games stuff/memorabilia

  3. Oh, cool. Thanks! Hopefully they will sell them again once they release Catching Fire :)

  4. OMG they are so stankin' cute. We did the mall once too and it was no fun. I'm glad you guys were able to hit up a neighborhood and score some candy :)

  5. OMG the costumes were just too cute; I am glad ya'll got some good candy

  6. Probably! If you have a store like Hot Topic or something in your mall you can probably find some more Hunger Games goodies too!

  7. See?!

  8. I love all of your costumes! I was actually kind of jealous when I saw your Katniss costume. Ha! I was like, "Oh man! Why didn't I think of that!?" Looks like a fun Halloween!

  9. Aww, thank you! I was actually going to be her last year but then I forgot! Haha. And then I didn't wanna tell anyone else either out of fear they would steal my idea or laugh at me. My husband said I was too old to dress up as a teenage book series character :/

  10. It just didn't feel like trick or treating to me! I like the real thing much better

  11. Ha! I was Hermione Granger a few years ago! You're never too old to be your favorite characters! :)

  12. I so wanna be Hermione! And I wanna see a pic of you dressed as her. I agree- you're never too old!

  13. I'll have to see if I can dig out an old pic. I might have one saved somewhere!


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