Halloween Plans?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2008
Halloween Plans?
10
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 12:36pm

What's everyone's plan for Halloween? Will your kids dress up? Do they attend a party, go door-to-door, or trick-or-treat in a shopping plaza type area?

I know not all of us have kids (or have older kids who have flown the nest). Will you be handing out candy? Do anything else fun?

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2008
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 12:40pm

My two older kids have H'ween parties at school. Macy is going to wear her princess dress. It's a dress up costume she loves, so I figured it would make a good H'ween costume too. Fletch really wanted to be Spiderman and we found a costume at Goodwill, so he'll get his wish! It didn't have a mask with it, so I'm trying to decide if I should make one. He may not even realize it's supposed to have a mask. And Felix will wear Fletcher's skunk costume from two years ago. I'm so glad not to be buying costumes!

Our little town has several ToT areas. The grocery shopping plaza and the stores on main street hand out candy from 4 - 730 pm.

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-27-2006
Tue, 10-13-2009 - 12:54pm

We go to a friend's neighborhood and ToT around there. DD will be a leopard (she says it's a kitty) and DS will be Batman. He has no idea who Batman is, but it was the only costume in his size at Goodwill. :) I just need to find a cape for it.

We live in a condo with a bunch of old people, so no one ToTs there, therefore no handing out candy.

Photobucket



Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2003
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 2:27pm
We will be doing school parties and TorT in our neighborhood. DS is going to be a phantom and DD is going to be a princess. I am not sure if we will actually be giving out candy or not, with all the walking around the neighborhood I may just skip that part. Or, since TorT is 2 hours, we may walk the first hour and give out candy the second hour.

 


Terri

Avatar for lucy4980
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 6:29pm

For us, Halloween is an important holiday.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 10-15-2009 - 2:41pm

Thanks for sharing that Lucy, I find it fascinating to learn about how others celebrate holidays. I've just started learning a little bit about Dia de los Muertos because it's an important celebration where DH teaches. The students all bring in photos of the deceased and they make a Dia de los Muertos wall.

And, on a totally unrelated note... I've been calling you Lucy forever since that's part of your screen name but every time I type that I giggle to myself and thing "That's probably not even her name!" LOL - I think you're stuck with it now!

Photobucket
Avatar for lucy4980
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 4:14pm
LOL - yeah, Lucy isn't my real name, but that's ok.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2008
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 9:27pm

Lucy, Saw this and thought of you. It's a DIY day of the dead necklace for kids.

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/10/how-to_day_of_the_dead_necklac.html

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2007
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 9:06am

We don't actually celebrate Halloween in South Africa - I mean, we're aware of it, and some stores half-heartedly do jack-o'-lantern decor etc, but nobody goes trick or treating or anything.
But DH's friend has decided to have a Halloween party this year, just as an excuse to get the friends together. The invitation says we have to dress up, but I'm not sure we will. I thought about just dressing the kids up, but DS is not yet 2 and DD is only a month old, and I don't have any idea what to dress them as. DS doesn't watch TV so he doesn't have any super hero fantasies or costumes.

I feel like a party pooper but I really don't want to have to go to a costume store and buy outfits (the discount places don't have costumes because there's no demand for them.)

siggy2
siggy2
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 10-29-2009 - 3:50pm

That sounds like fun. I think I'd be tempted to make a quick and easy costume at home for the kids too. Here's a slide show of DIY costumes. I remember seeing some cute stuff you could make.

16 DIY Halloween Costumes to Make with Leotards or Sweats
http://parenting.ivillage.com/slideshow/parenting/16_diy_halloween_costumes_to_make_with_leotards_or_sweats/post_146.html?ice=iv:mb:msg:kb

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2007
Fri, 10-30-2009 - 4:14am
Thanks Kellie, those were great suggestions. I'm thinking of doing the football player for my DS.
siggy2
siggy2