This year our family theme was a mash-up. The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars. It was very fun to plan.
HansScarecrow poses with Glinda-Leia the Good Princess of the North.
Maren as Yoda-Lollipop Guild- she welcomes you to muchkin land she does.
Our festivities started the day before Halloween where the girls designed pumpkins and Todd and I executed the design. Maren's has the mustache (at her request). Maisy's was scary with lots of hair. I'm sure you can guess which parent did which pumpkin....
After pumpkins it was time for a bath. This is where things got really gory. Maisy was protesting the washing of her hair, when she shifted rapidly in the tub, where her chin met directly with the back side of the tub. Gashes and blood, oh my! We quickly got the kids out of the tub and Maisy and I hurried to the ER. Two hours later we were home with 3 stitches and a Dora Band Aid.
"Look at what I have!!"
Needless to say we all pulled it together and headed out to the evening's festivities! All in all we had Halloween success. I do wish we had gotten a family picture.... maybe next year.
Now what to do with all the candy!? I wanted to throw it all out, but it seemed so wasteful, so, I gave the girls 2 small bowls for them to pick out their most favorite pieces. The rest we decided to ship off to our lovely hard working and brave service men and women in Afghanistan. Sugar problem solved in a very happy way.