Saturday, November 1, 2014

This is Halloween

This October we definitely made the most of Halloween. We decorated cupcakes and cookies. We made mummies with twinkles. Painted Hallowing signs. Painted and craved pumpkins. We also went to a pumpkin patch every weekend. And of course trick or treating, and scary movies.

 Mika's TrailBlazers Pumpkin

 Watching the pumpkin drop

One of my favorite things about Halloween is having a theme for our costumes and making the family all coordinate. This year we did a circus theme. And I am really, really, really happy with and so proud of how they turned out.

I made almost everything for the girl's costumes. Ellie's leotard and leggings were both purchased. And everything else I made! We had some issues with Millie's costume. I wanted to make it big, so the girls can use it for a dress up for years to come. Only I went way over board with it, so much so that it was originally too big even for Ellie and I could even fit into it! I took it in, so that it can be taken back out and be enjoyed for many years.

Mine and Mika's costumes were much simpler than the girls. I found my red blazer at DI and then just went a little crazy with the glitter and fabric glue. (It shed sooo much glitter.) I also found Mika's vest at DI. Then I made his popcorn hat and tray with a Krispy Kreme hat and box.

I really love how it all turned out! I am going to be sad when my girls get big enough that they don't want to do a family theme anymore.

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