I mentioned before that this weekend was our neighborhood Halloween party, and i miiiight have mentioned how we were totally going to win Best Family Costume.
Guess what? WE DID! Drumroll, please… we were… UP!
I started collecting/working on our costumes in August, since I wasn’t sure how crafty I would be feeling post-London. So glad I did, as these costumes went from being hand-sewn, to hot glued Friday morning! Seriously, Peyton’s costume was hanging together solely with hot glue!
I used felt to make the Wilderness Explorer logos, and used the extra felt to make the sleeping bag on the bottom of the backpack, which ended up being the candy bag for trick-or-treating. The Girl Scouts sash was an eBay find. Shocked someone sold theirs!! The rest of the outfit was found on amazon/ebay/goodwill.
Mr Fredrickson was a little easier. Take a tweed blazer, add a bow tie and walker, spray the hair white, and top it off with a pair of fabulous glasses, et voila! The house is actually a tissue paper cover (found here) that I colored [read: got high] with sharpie markers. Note: do this outside. Really. Don’t mind Peyton’s Kim K tears in this photo – she did NOT want to pose. My husband is also wearing one of our Solly Baby Wraps which was a SERIOUS lifesaver at the party.
I cannot express in words how much I love Halloween. I would wear cheesy Halloween shirts all month if my husband would let me. Sadly, he judges. Fortunately, I have kids – I cannot handle this headband. I taught Peyton to say, “I’m batty for Halloween!” you can find this bat headband from Ellebowtique. We have a matching one for London. Just wait for those photos.
Hope you can beat the Mondays today! 🙂