Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween Traditions

We had super Alden, a cute little bumblebee and princess Lucy.
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I sewed Alden some shorts (isn't it strange how Super Hero's always wear their underwear on the outside?), a mask thing and his cape from last year's Christmas.
Lucy was wearing the crown and dress from her birthday.
And Eli is wearing a little hand-me down costume.

Tradition #1: Did you notice what they are holding? When I was a kid we ALWAYS used our pillowcases for trick or treating. So I decided to take that tradition (or maybe it was just easier for my mom?!?) and make it our own. So I sewed them some Halloween pillow cases. For a few days leading up to Halloween they can use them on their pillows and then take them off for the Trick or Treating :) I was given a whole whack of Halloweeny fabric a couple years ago and never got around to making them. (I'm not really a Halloween quilt kind a girl) Finally did it this past week. It was SUPER easy! Like if you can sew a straight line you could do it. Perhaps I'll make a tutorial for pillow cases.

Tradition #2: Donuts
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My mom often handed out donuts on Halloween. I always thought it was interesting as she HATES Halloween. But she often made homemade donuts. (She had donuts days where she'd make them for the Elementary - JR high school we went to too). She is done with all that. I'm made them many times but haven't done it on Halloween to hand out. So I did it this year (but only gave them out to people we knew!) I've been asked to share the recipe so I will this week!

16 comments:

Susie said...

you have no idea how bad i want to eat one of those donuts right now. yumm. Pillowcases look like a hit. For now a small bucket that fills up quickly works for me.

Visible Voice said...

We used pillowcases too!! Yeah I totally want to make one of those someday.

Brianne said...

I totally remember your mom's donuts on halloween. And the yummy bread wreaths at Christmas. Man, I really need one of those donuts right now!

Tongue River Boulters said...

I miss your moms donuts I so glad you carry on

Denise said...

What a cute little trio of trick
-or-treaters you have. Love their Halloween bags. And those donuts ... they look divine!! Will be watching for the recipe. ;)

Abby said...

The pillowcases are really cute! I usually just let the kids take a small bucket that fills up quickly - but this year they graduated to a communal pillowcase which they dumped their buckets into when they got full. I did run into a dilemna though - I didn't want them using my good linen, so I found one at the bottom of the linen closet that has Santas riding motorcycles on it. Worked, but I like the idea of Halloweeny ones more!

The donuts look delish! I always liked it when people handed out something different than the typical candies. I grew up in a super small town, and every halloween there were 3 houses in particular where we knew exactly what we were getting: a candied apple, a popcorn ball, and an individually wrapped wiener (the last item was given out by the family that owned the local butcher-shop) - I will never forget those houses. Not really something you can do outside of a small town where everybody knows you though!

Heather M. said...

love those pillowcases! i noticed them right away!

and yummy looking donuts! you're awesome.

LindsayB said...

those pillow cases are a cute idea. and the donuts...oh the donuts.

The Blakeney's said...

those donuts look amazing. post the recipe?!

whitney said...

WHAT! Doughnuts and none for me. Now I am mad at you. I have never ever had your moms or your doughnuts.
Kids look super cute!

Amy said...

I'm with Heather, I noticed the great pillowcases right away!
Cute kids and cute costumes!

Jess said...

Love the pillowsack tradition that is super cute. Your donuts look super delicious!!!

Jennifer said...

Love the pillow cases! What a great idea.

As for those donuts...do you have any left? Those just happen to be on my list of things I crave right now. If not, then I'll settle for the recipe and make my own :-)

Jessie said...

Yum if I would have only known you were handing out donuts we would have visited your house for sure!!

Lora said...

The pillow cases are cute! Those doughnuts look so yummy and what a great idea too.

Carmen said...

Mmmm... donuts!! They look so good!!