It is such fun to hear everyone's ideas on what they would like to dress up as for months and months throughout the year. It's even better to have a Papa and Nana who spring for the costumes and let them choose their own (from a small selection, that is) except for Jensen who doesn't really care yet and likes to dress up, period.
This year we had a Peacock (Freya), a Rose Petal Fairy (Ilsa), and a Puppy (Jensen). The girls wanted masks to go with their costumes, so we hit up the Craft Warehouse and got some DIY supplies a few weeks before. They told me where they wanted things placed and I hot glued it all on. I suppose that makes it more of a DIMWYW project (Do It Myself While You Watch).
Not bad for clearance masks and half-off adornments!
While Freya had her school party on Friday, we brought the other two into work so they could show some of the residents their fancy duds.
Since Halloween was on a Friday and it is high school football season, Mark was gone with the team to film the game. He wasn't too pleased about it, but luckily his mom stepped in to help me wrangle everyone to the different activities throughout the night.
First stop was the Trunk-or-Treat carnival at one of the local churches parking lots. They set up game booths in a semi-circle and kids play game to win prizes - most of which weren't candy and I was really excited about that! The girls weren't until one of the games won them some glow-in-the-dark bracelets, then it was cool.
Grandma was not only a good hand-holder and keeper of Jensen (he walked too slowly for the girls), but she brought her nice camera and took good pictures, unlike these that I've posted from my phone. I should ask her for some of those.
We rounded out our night at Great Grandma's annual Halloween party with some maple bars and finger foods and then the puppy turned into a zombie and we had to go home.