Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween 2010

First up the costumes
Alden as Batman
Alden as Batman. He was NOT into having his picture taken. He said his stomach was hurting. Could had to do with the fact that he had not eaten any normal food all day but loads of candy. (I'm of the mindset of letting him gorge himself with it all and be done with it. He can learn from a stomach ache!) He begged for this costume 2 years ago and it was WAY to big for him, but I bought it anyways, and now he has worn it twice. So I guess I got my money out of it. I had tried to convince him to go with my Toy Story theme, but at 8, he has other ideas!

Lucy as Jessie
Lucy as Jesse
I made this for her. The wig was made with yarn. I used a honeydew melon to hold a toque and then sewed and glued the hair to it. Then added a braid. The added the hat which was originally white but I covered it in red ink.

The shirt used to be a men's white silk cowboy shirt that was in our dress up box. I cut off the sleeves. Then laid one of her shirts that fit her on top of the body and cut it to fit her and sewed it back together. Added the sleeves back on after I shortened them. It was totally sketchy, but it worked.

The pants are a pair of her regular jeans that I added some homemade felt chaps. I just cut them out and sewed on the brown shapes and basted them to the pants so I could easily unpick in after. She was totally happy with it all. So I was.

Eli as Woody
Eli as Woody. His choice. Costume loaned to use from Aunty Jenn.

And he's OFF
This was most of the pictures of Eli. I wanted one of the two of them together, but he just wouldn't stay still for me. So this is as good as it gets!

Trunk or Treat
Since we don't go trick or treating on Sundays, we had our congregation at the church Saturday night and the kids went "trick or treating" to each vehicle instead. Loads of candy and fun.

We got invited to two different Halloween parties. One I never even took out my camera but the second I was more on top of things! All the kiddos at the party.
Halloween party guests
Cupcakes by Abby that I thought were totally cute!
Witchy Cupcakes

My mom ALWAYS handed out donuts for Halloween in our small town. And I have taken to that tradition. I don't hand them out to people I don't know, but if someone we know comes to the door, they get one. Some families know and come looking for them on Halloween now, just like they did to my childhood home.
And I always end up making pizza with some of the dough for our supper. So now add pizza to the tradition.
Halloween Food Tradition

I took down all the decorations Monday morning. That made Reg happy!
That sums up our Halloween, how was yours?

14 comments:

Christy and Brett Bevans said...

Love the Jessie costume. Well done.

I should have come 'trick-or-treating' to your house for a donut!!! They look so yummy!

Emily Busath Murdock said...

how was ours?

...boring and cliche compared to yours! Love what you did for the Jessie costume. You are an inspiration my friend! :)

Susie said...

nice costumes. Love how buff Alden looks. Who knew Reg was such a Halloween grinch. seriously. I'll have to get to the bottom of this, he must ave a traumatic childhood story (some big teenager stole his candy or was he a broom for Halloween??)

Christina said...

Love the Trunk or Treat pic. And Lucy's costume is great.

My husband is not a Halloween fan either - we don't really do any decorations at all!

The Lowry's said...

we had a great halloween, thanks for asking :)
I still have to try my hand at those donuts. Yum.

Stacy said...

Yum, I want to start a donut tradition on Halloween... I love Lucy's wig!! We also had a "trunk or treat" with our ward, but it was on Friday and since we live in Utah everyone in our neighborhood trick or treated on Saturday as well. 2x--The kids loved it!

DeeMomof6 said...

I am in love with that Jessie Costume!! The donuts sure do bring back memories. Oh how I miss the joys of trick-or-treating in a small town. I miss all the homemade goodies. Sounds like you had a perfect Halloween.

Amy said...

Lucy's costume was so great. Good job once again Master of all Crafting!
Bahaha Regan the Halloween Grinch. At least your decor was tasteful and not ghoulish!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Love the costumes, Nadia was supposed to be Jessy until we remembered the hand me down dinosaur and figured it would pass for rex! Love the yarn braid!

Kristin said...

We have a lady on our block who owns a bakery and on Halloween she has donuts and soup. We love and look forward to it also!

Are donuts hard? Can I request a post on donut making and a recipe?????

Heather Moll said...

Lucy's costume is SO cute!

LindsayB said...

next halloween, first stop, steeds for doughnuts, can't wait. lucys costume turned out just darling. the boys looked great too, i've never seen such a muscly yet skinny batman! and i just read susies broom comment, probably true, i got scarred as a child at halloween too, me and reg will have to share stories.

Jess said...

Very cute costumes and if I am ever in your neck of the woods for Halloween I am coming over for donughts they look delicious!

Visible Voice said...

I lost all train of thought when I saw that pizza...I would just like to put it in MEH BELLAAY!!