After what feels like a very long time preparing, Halloween finally arrived! (Although the wee girls first event in costume was her music class the day before – she made a cute skeleton!)
So, did the day itself live up to expectations? Did my children achieve a suitable level of excitement and sugar high? Were they partied and trick or treated out?!
They finally went to bed sometime after 8pm, which is an hour later than usual; tired, happy and only a little bit hyper! They had a wonderfully busy day. There were parties and parades, and an obscene amount of candy…
The day began with my eldest jumping out of bed shouting Happy Halloween!
The madness however didn’t really start until 1pm, with the annual Halloween parade at the 7yo’s school. There were some fantastic costumes, lots of smiley faces, and quite a few scary masks :)
After all the kids had gone back inside for their classroom Halloween parties, I ran to the 4yo’s school for his party! I was only a little late… The wee girl had to join in of course, acquiring herself a seat and a plate and settling in for a snack :)
We then walked back to the 7yo’s school to pick him up… *whew*!
After homework was done, our costumed trio (a phantom ghost thingy, an Angry Bird and Snow White!) headed downtown for our town’s Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treating event which is aimed at the younger children who won’t go out Trick or Treating in the evening.
All the local businesses have candy for the kids, and they came home with an impressive haul of sweets and chocolate! Sadly, it rained (a lot!) and we were all pretty damp by the end. It didn’t bother the kids in the slightest though, they were far too interested in the candy!
This was the wee girls first experience of Trick or Treating and it didn’t take our little Snow White very long to get the hang of it – by the end she was running up to people, clutching her pumpkin bag, saying tree-tree (trick or treat), grabbing her candy, saying a quick dan-doo (thank you) before rushing off to the next one! Her candy will be
stolen shared between hubby and I… :)
After trick or treating our way up and down Main Street, it was home for a quick dinner (including Halloween cupcakes!) before the boys left to go Trick or Treating in our neighbourhood!
Are you tired yet? I certainly was!
This was the point at which I put my ‘Gone Trick or Treating! Please take one…’ sign out with a huge bowl of sweets, turned the lights off and got the wee girl to bed, and then collapsed!
The boys had a great time and by the end of the evening had amassed about 10lbs of candy between them… Which is a ridiculous amount, and will be rationed, reduced, removed over the course of the next few weeks! [Although, the boys only finished their haul from last year a few weeks ago, so the rationing works :)]
I think we can safely say that the day was a success!
How did you spend Halloween? Did the kids (and you) have fun?!
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