👻 Hip hip horary, it’s Halloween day! 🎃
I love Halloween and I’ll tell you why. It isn’t because you get to dress up in fun costumes. Although dressing up is always fun, no matter your age. It isn’t that you get to eat snacks and mini food for pretty much a month as Halloween approaches and with the left over Trick or Treats. Although how would we make it through these cold months without tiny bite size food in the run up to Christmas?
No, the reason I love Halloween, why it is in my top 5 holidays (heck I pretty much love them all) is because of it’s sheer obserdity and the fact that it is a time that anyone and everyone can celebrate. Babies look adorable in costumes. Toddlers love fancy dress. Kids adore trick or treat and Halloween parties. Then as a student you have ‘sexy’ or rather messy Halloween parties. And now as a fully fledged adult I have the joy of Halloween through the eyes and sweet tooths’ of my children.
Here are a few of our costumes over the years starting with this year. I have been too busy with everything (damn you #blogtober16) to make costumes this year but next year I am going all out. I’m thinking maybe whole family costumes?..
Aiden’s first Halloween in Germany where it really isn’t a thing 😓
We love Funny Bones in this family! And Aiden had 2 costumes that first year.
Aiden’s second Halloween. He loved this costume because it was like being in a dressing gown all day!
One of those messy student Halloween’s!
And another ☝
Other than the costumes and food, this year I have found something else I love about Halloween; the crafts!
My son isn’t yet 2.5 years old (must try to remember that sometimes when doing arty things) and even though he loves doing arts and crafts he can loose attention if they are too complicated. so here are some of the super super simple ones we did this year (with Mummy’s help)
Too fiddly for my boy to do on his own but he loved seeing the skeleton appear and colouring all his bones.
I love love love toilet roll crafts and had a bit too much fun with these myself!
While Daddy did the tricky carving part, Aiden designed the faces (with a little help from Mummy again) Really good for keeping a toddler being involved and away from carving knives!
And finally we made pumpkins. A first for all of us and we loved it.
And that my friends, is why I love Halloween. What do you get up to for Halloween ? Does anyone still do bobbing for apples?!