Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!

This year our family theme was a mash-up.  The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars.  It was very fun to plan.  

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!

HansScarecrow poses with Glinda-Leia the Good Princess of the North.

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!

Maren as Yoda-Lollipop Guild- she welcomes you to muchkin land she does.

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
This is Dorothy-Vader, though she refused to wear the Vader part.  I was happy just to have her dressed.  She wanted to switch and be Hello Kitty at the last minute and that was just not going to happen!  She thought she could sweeten the deal by being a mash up of Dorothy and Hello Kitty. That also was not going to happen.

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....

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
The girls and Todd making scary faces.
Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
Maren exclaiming, "I did it!"

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
Maisy's icky scary pumkin hands!
Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
Girls posing with their finished Jack O' Lanterns.

 

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.

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
Maisy relaxing with an iPhone.   The ER aint no thang to her!
Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
She was super brave!!
The next day went on as a normal Halloween day. Gymastics, Halloween Party at Todd's work, School, cooking for the potluck, carpool, dressing up, Block Party then Trick or Treating. Getting dressed was rough. Both girls were beat and emotions were running high. At one point I threatened to call a babysitter and have Halloween without them. Luckily they pulled it together, because that was a threat I don't think I could have actually pulled off. To get them calm I offered them a flashy piece from my jewelry collection. They thought they were sooo special. It was the key to serenity, until I had just put on my 80's prom dress I had ordered from Ebay when Maren fell face first onto my jewelry box and split her lip. She was fine after I offered up her lollipop to her. My poor dress that had survived 20 years since the 80s was not so lucky and now has blood stains on it after me wearing it a mere 45 seconds. Oh well.

Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!
Trick or Treat!
Our Happy Halloween- The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars!

"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.