Sunday, November 8, 2015

Halloween 2016

By now anyone that knows our family knows that our children love to do a theme for Halloween, and they know that they can easily convince Eric and I to join in dressing up if they need us to! They planned last November one morning on the way to school, right after Halloween, that they wanted to do an Alice in Wonderland theme.
Eric was the Mad Hatter, I was the Cheshire Cat, Jackson was the white rabbit, Ansley and Felix were Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Elsie was the Queen of Hearts, and little Vada Belle was Alice. On Thursday before Halloween we took the kids Trick or Treating at the dorms at ASU, and then Friday night we went to the Boone Boo. Then we went to our many usual stops and trunk or treats on Halloween night, so the kids loved that they got to dress up and go trick or treating three different nights. 
Since Mamaw Pearl's birthday is on Halloween, the kids of course had to stop by her house and sing Happy Birthday to her!
We were able to find all of our costumes either in our closets or from things we bought at Goodwill, with the exception of Eric's and Ansley's hat (which we found offline really cheap!) and Vada's Alice dress (that I got last year after Halloween really cheap. One good thing about the kids planning far in advanced what they want to do the next year!). I made Ansley and Elsie's skirts out of some tulle I've had laying around here for a while, and a piece of foam was the perfect thing to make a crown for the Queen of Hearts and her heart wand. We recycled the hairbow I wore with my "Wendy" costume when we went as Peter Pan for part of Ansley's costume, and Eric glued some felt onto a shirt for her and Felix. I crocheted Felix a hat very last minute and made Jackson a clock (out of a mailing envelope I had laying on the kitchen counter) to do the final touches on our costumes! 

The kids got to go Trick or Treating for a while with their friends, Caleb and Lyla. By the time we got home from our final night of trick or treating, we had enough candy to last for months and months! 
What a fun Halloween weekend we had!

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