Hey everyone – my sister beat me to it… but we fully intended on blogging about our Halloween, and here it is less than a month after the event!
First of all, I think it’s kindof fun to dress up and do stuff, it’s an excuse to have a party and go out. We were invited to two parties this year and they were lots of fun. I say this because lots of folks in Australia feel that it’s a Yankee thing, and they can’t be bothered to get into the spirit of it. Fair enough.. Though I will say it is getting more popular than it was previously.
The kids also got to dress up for School for the day!
Our kids got to go trick-or-treating up in the Norht Rocks area. The street was pretty good about it. Balloons were out and main issue was one side was all up hill and the other side of the street were all down-hill. Our four were keen baked beans, running from one to the next house. The filled up there loot bags and wanted to keep going. Sadly the other kids they were with, were all ran out of steam. Rocky was the youngest there and still ready and willing to keep going :) On the way back to the house for the party we stopped at a few more houses.
So what did we all dress up as?
Sharole = Maid Marian (last minute choice, but she looked great!)
Toby = Green Lantern (the outfit was on sale, and we decided to get it just in case.. well the backup plan became the main plan)
TJ = Harry Potter – his choice. We had to get the tie separately, how dumb was that?
Gigi = Zombie Snow White – we went to a little carnival market thingy and they had face painting (that was terrible I might add) and the paint was still on when she dressed up as Snow White. I think it looked kinda cool!
William = Batman – his oldie but favourite
Rocky = Robin – he got this outfit for his birthday and it was still cute come Halloween :)
On the Saturday we had our annual Halloween Party up the coast for a change. The Tuckers did a great job of fitting out their house. We had a long black tunnel to walk through with pumpkin lanterns and errie music playing, a man with a dagger at the end to scare us. There were some fun games, like eating the dounuts off string, using darts to pop balloons, and getting apples out of buckets with no hands.
There were syringes full of blood to put into our drinks, and there was a contest for the best dressed kid and best dressed adult. Sharole won the adult competition, much to her surprise! It was a fun night.