Monday, September 20, 2010

(almost) Annual Halloween Party

We moved into our current home about 10 years ago.  It was January 31 and the day was a typical cold and snowy New England Winter's day.  I had a two-year-old as well as a newborn and I knew no one in our tree lined neighborhood.  It took a good six months to really start to mingle with the neighbors, but during those six months I discovered we'd moved onto a street that had several small children and babies!  When October rolled around I decided to host a neighborhood Halloween party!  We've thrown a bash of some sort or another nearly every year since.  Occasionally we've skipped a year here and there, but basically we do our best to host something for the neighborhood kids and grown-ups.  We missed last year, so this year we're trying to make up for loss time.  Here is the invitation I designed for the big night!

Here are some photos of Halloween past...

one year hubs and I went as "Super Hero" sandwiches
(made with "Wunder Bread")

homemade skeleton costume
(white vinyl table cloth material was my friend!)

over the kitchen table

mad scientist... and the candy cabinet (if you dare!)

specimen and candles... and a few spiders

our "haunted" house

What sort of fun things will you be doing this year for Halloween?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. I love the "Wunder" bread! You are so creative! (well...duh!) This year I'm going to be sure to make it to Edgar's pumpkin castle in Griswold. I missed it last year.

  2. Cheryl,
    No everyone "gets" the Wunder-bread pun, so thank you for "getting" it :)
    What's Edgar's pumpkin castle? Sounds fun! I'll have to google it :)