All the food is Halloween themed: mummy hot dogs, cheeseball shaped like skeleton bones, zombie brains (mac and cheese), red punch with fake eyeballs in it, and lots of other goodies. Really cool stuff.
I can't really get behind adults wearing costumes (particularly me) but now all the parents wear them while taking their kids around to houses for Trick or Treat. I always stay at the house and give out treats while everyone else goes
I wore the same jack-o-lantern t-shirt every year I taught school except the first year at Chisholm; the year I taught seventh grade science. That year I was a mad scientist complete with lab coat and a wild wig. Some years I wear a green bandana with the shirt and some years a random mask. This was the year of the cat mask.
Front row: Dracula as a child (with the outlaw's gun), the grandma Jack-o-Lantern, behind me is a darling little baby dragon, a lovely witch, the outlaw, and a ninja warrior who so blends in that you can easily miss him.
Here are the
We also always carve pumpkins at the end of the party. This year was the first year Brendan carved his own pumpkin from start to finish. Eight years old: the magic age.
As you know, Jingleboy and Jangle have so many costumes they have trouble wearing all of them. However, they managed to make it to this party without any, so we made J.B. a vampire costume and Jangle a Spiderman costume out of paper. The seemed perfectly happy. Here they are with their vampire buddy, Count Zane of the
If you're thinking we overdid Halloween just a tad, you're absolutely correct. We are all sugared out and badly in need of some plain old everyday living. Bring on the turkeys.