We had a fun, family Halloween this year. I’m making the most of these memories at the moment. Danny was at a Halloween party of his own and the girls will be at their own parties in the future too. So it’s definitely time to hold on to these precious times. Take a look at some snapshots from our family Halloween:
Lots of Trick or Treaters
It was good to see lots of families out Trick or Treating this year. They started coming around early to try to avoid the rain. We were trying to get ready ourselves so in the end, I put our “Treat Box” outside early to save being disturbed or we’d have never got out. Of course, then the sweets went quickly, I refilled it twice, but some families came and there were no sweets left (sorry). They knocked because there were no sweets left, which my children found quite rude. They said if someone had put sweets and a sign outside for “Trick or Treaters” and the box was empty, they’d just walk on not knock at the door. At least once we were out, we didn’t have to worry (and feel guilty) about it.
When we eventually got out of the house, our first stop was to see Great Gran. We bought her biscuits, baked by Rebecca, as I always tell the kids to bring a treat and not to expect one. Of course, they do always get treats in return but I’m glad they give rather than just receive. We had a lovely time chatting there before moving on to Granny and Grampy.
Granny and Grampy
Granny and Grampy had just made a cuppa so were grateful for their biscuits. Rebecca had planned for her and the girls to decorate spooky biscuits but she ran out of time due to working and getting ready however plain biscuits are tasty too. They will decorate the ones left over.
We chatted more and the kid’s loot pots were filled more. Then it was time to brave the wind and rain and go to Nanny’s house.
Meanwhile Danny had fun at a Halloween party with Holly and friends.
Finally, we got to Nanny’s house which was all decorated for Halloween.
The girls each made a Halloween drink. Izzy made “Snake Poison”, Caitlyn made “Blood Punch” and Rebecca made “Potion”, which was delicious.
Cheers Caitlyn! Enjoy your “Blood Punch”!
We enjoyed hotdogs, burgers and vegetable soup – thanks Mum/Nanny! As we hadn’t brought over all the ingredients to decorate the plain round biscuits (I forgot them!) the girls decorated some scary Gingerbread men instead- mixing up the Halloween and Christmas holidays!
Apple and Onion Bobbing
Izzy was determined to catch an onion, not an apple, during apple and onion bobbing. She said she’d eat it. I didn’t think she’d want the whole onion so told her not to eat it as she’d waste it (food is too expensive to waste at the moment lol). She insisted she wanted it. I do like a raw onion (albeit usually in a cheese and onion sandwich or with salad etc!) so said she could have it if really wanted but should finish it to not waste any food. I thought she’d change her mind but kids are stubborn, aren’t they? She didn’t find it easy but she did eat it all! She couldn’t wait to go home and clean her teeth-haha! I think she’ll take an apple next time…
As you can see eating the onion turned her eyes red! 😉 Toby was very interested in what she was eating, if the kids like it, he thinks he will too!
We had a lovely time at Nanny’s house (thank you, Mum!). We forgot to give mum and Jo their biscuits so we’ll pop them over tomorrow! We were planning to come home to watch a film but it was late by the time we settled so we’ll do that tomorrow night instead.
Did you celebrate Halloween? If you did, I hope you all had a horrifyingly fun time! xxx
It looks like you had a wonderful Halloween. It was some real family time for you and a lot of fun too. Good on Izzy for eating the onion. lol x