Here are some pictures of this year's decorations and festivities! I love halloween! Enjoy your day!
|the bats are just bats cut out from construction paper and taped inside the shade|
|I got the crow & black tree from dollar store & the bronze pumpkin from Home Goods last year but the rest of the decor are pass me downs from my mom (you should see her stash)|
|I just made this pillow and I cost me under $7-super easy. idea from Pinterest|
I also found a couple fun ideas on Pinterest....forgot to take pictures but here are the pictures from Pinterest:
at the pumpkin patch last weekend riding the hay trailer
|Ben couldn't take his eyes off the tractor that was pulling us out to the pumpkin patch|
|the girls riding out to the patch|
|why the heck am I sitting on an orange thing in the middle of a field?|
|ok, this could be fun!|
And then there was pumpkin carving last weekend at our friends' Chris & Jason's house...sadly my owl pumpkin did not survive the week....I found all melted on the front porch yesterday :(
|my owl. idea from Pinterest (can you tell I'm obsessed with this website?)|
Our little lion trying on one of his costumes...this was a pass me down from his cousins Will& Henry-thanks!
and we hosted a little pumpkin carving gathering at our place on Saturday-here are some of the results: E.T. won best pumpkin! Steve carved the puss n boots and snoopy. He takes his carvin' seriously. It was funny to see a bunch of guys drinkin' and carvin' the night away
And our costumes for the year-made by yours truly...while I bought my dress, I made the my head scarf, borrowed the hats, and got the swords form the dollar store. I made boot covers (can't really see at all) from a chalk-board type material they sell at Jo-anns...just wrapped some newspaper around Steve & Ben's legs to make a pattern and sewed a couple lines. I made Steve's vest by buying 2 yards of cheap brown fabric and using one of his dress shirts as a template. Steve's shirt is a woman's dress shirt from value village that I bought for a few bucks and stained with coffee so that it was not bright white. The rest of the costumes are fashioned from things we have, such as taking a tuxedo vest of Ben's (a pass me down, I know, ridiculous that an 18 month old has a tuxedo) and turning it inside out and sewing on some gold buttons. I had all the red and black & white stripped fabric from costume's past. What a blast for less than $30 total!