Saturday, October 30, 2010

Munchies for Monsters....

...And for princesses, and for frogs, and for the Mad Hatter too!

Last night was "Trick or Treat Night" here in Lancaster County (don't even get me started on changing the day Halloween is celebrated around here), and the kids were out in full force - we went through 14 bags of candy!!

At this rate, and at the price of candy we may have to take a second out on the house next year, lol...But aren't these guys adorable??? Some of this year's best costumes included a bumblebee and her sister the fairy (tinkerbell maybe, not sure)....

A dog...

A Frog...

Fairies, skeletons and ninjas (this guy is a ninja, right?)

I thought this Dad dressed as an Amish guy was pretty funny, hehe...

And is this a great costume or what? I'd bet Mom and Dad are Renn Faire people...

The two goth vampires and the Mad Hatter proudly told me they made their own costumes from bits of this and that they'd found at thrift stores or in Mom's closet - made me feel like some of that old fashioned Halloween spirit still lives...

Amazingly, we had NO older kids this year - not one! OK, there was one guy in costume, who looked about 16 or 17, walking by the house with a pillowcase, but he was SMOKING, and I guess he thought the better of saying "trick or treat" with a cigarette in mouth, so he just grinned and passed by. ;)

We did have one mom who made her kid put back the candy they'd chosen, pointing to another saying "No - get THAT one for Mommy!" I gave the kid both. Nervy, eh?

But all in all everyone was so polite, saying "please" and "thank you" and "Happy Halloween!" Oh, and I should add that the photos shown here are with the parents' permission. :)

Next up - a Halloween/Day of the Dead party at my friend Jen's house (photos soon on that!)....In the meantime, I'm off to hang out with the girls at the cabin weekend for a bit (scroll back two posts)...

Happy Halloween!!!

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4 comments:

Michele Lynch Art said...

Looks like you had a great group for Trick or Treating! I love that the one group of kids made their own costumes! You're right, maybe the old Halloween spirit still lives! Michele

Hayden said...

very sweet! It's been years since I lived in a house central enough to attract tricker treaters, and have to make do with only the grand niece & nephew...thanks for posting the pics, nice to see them.

LYNDY WARD said...

Happy Halloween Carolee, great kiddie trick or treat PICs. Yes, the magic of Halloween lives on in all of us...

Just wanted to let you know I gave you a back link & artist credit on my latest Halloween Blog. Enjoy your Day Of Dead Party at Jens, wish I lived near by...

Samhain Blessings,
Lyndy

http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween!