Well I’m a little sad that Halloween is over for another year. I do enjoy the festivities, and we have had a bit of fun messing about and dressing up.
This year we learned from our past mistakes and actually ordered costumes in advance. There were no bin bag capes in sight this year!
The kids have been off school for half term break, but only from Wednesday onwards, so it has felt like an extra long weekend. We spent Thursday testing our new snazaroo face painting kit which I had bought to do our spooky make-up. I had a little play about with it, doing a practice run of
Caitlin’s zombie face. I also tried out a sugar skull on myself, despite
it having nothing to do with my actual costume.
I kept the face paint on all day, even making a dash to the village shop for groceries in the evening. I got some strange looks from other shoppers, but that could also have been because I was wearing my pyjamas too!
We did some pumpkin carving on Thursday evening. Well, I say we… my husband did most of the work. My children picked out the designs, and then did a runner. We couldn’t find our pumpkin scooping thing so had to use kitchen spoons and I’m pretty rubbish at the whole thing. My hubby had his ready to light and I was still trying to scoop the stringy stuff out of the middle of mine.
I was supposed to be doing the Jack Skellington one, but I was put off by the intricate mouth, so took charge of the Creeper pumpkin instead, which was pretty easy to do as it was all straight lines.
I must admit, I did look pretty scary!
My hubby had done Caitlin’s make-up before I got home and she looked even better than when I had done it. Damn my hubby and his being good at everything, putting me to shame!
She did look fantastic though, and all of the neighbours loved her costume. We went out trick or treating in the rain (typical!) for half an hour before heading home. To finish off the night we headed up to the highest point in the village to get a view of the fireworks in the neighbouring town.
Surprisingly the kids paced themselves with their sweeties and we didn’t have any sugar rush episodes, thank goodness! Although I did find Caitlin had hidden some sweets upstairs and was lying in her bed stuffing her face. She only got caught because she asked me to help her wash her sticky hands!
We have had a wonderful Halloween weekend. What have you been up to over the weekend? Did you enjoy the Halloween festivities?