Sunday, November 24, 2013

Halloween 2013!

We had our annual Halloween party this year for our neighbors and friends.

I think one of my favorite things about this year was--with help of my mother-in-law, 
making costumes for the kids--dressing them up like Josephine and Napoleon!  

That is a thrift store, navy blue hooded sweatshirt that Luca is wearing...that I was
able to transform, fairly easily, into French military regalia!

And my mother-in-law made "Josephine's" dress and shrug that wrapped around and tied in the back.

Magda and I made her "jewels."

The outside of the house looked pretty much like last year...

We borrowed our neighbors' awesome home made witch. 


The inside, haunted house, was also similar to last year--except this year, I made a curtain of ripped up black plastic garbage bags that the kids could pop in and out of, 
scarring whomever happen to be walking by.

In the entrance hall, we did do something that worked ok and was a little creepy.  The four of us made plaster molds of our hands that I then mounted on wood it looked like they were coming thru
the wall--sort of..

And I hung some bones where we usually hang our coats...just your usual basic spooky stuff...

When the party got started, this table was full of lots of treats for the kids.

We told scary stories around the fire pit in the back yard but first, the moms took the kids for a haunted walk thru the neighboring park--where the dads were waiting to scare the pants off them!  Our amazing neighbor hung this ghost on a zip line that came down as the kids ran past it...among other surprises that made them all scream their heads off--was pretty great!

And! My newest addition, a full life-like skeleton!  
I am so excited to be the proud new owner of this guy. 

Huge thanks to my gracious friends who saw me as a fit custodian!  

I can't wait to use him next year...