Our neighborhood celebrates Halloween the weekend before, with a HUGE party and costume contest (which we won), so we were on our own last Friday. I was SO excited that Halloween finally fell on a Friday, and was going crazy with ideas for trick-or-treating, and wouldn’t you know – IT SNOWED. After the snow, it sleeted. I don’t think it got above 35 degrees. Such a bummer! The day was not lost, we headed to the local fire department for some fun with extra hand warmers.
Not wanting to deal with the balloons in the freezing rain, my husband was out for Mr Fredrickson, which left our Up costume a little confusing. Peyton joyfully tossed on her Anna dress, and I became a makeshift cat for the evening. Much to everyone’s enjoyment our friends’ kids dressed as Elsa and Olaf, so that was pretty perfect! (not original at all – I must have seen 50 Anna and Elsa’s, but come on, these 3 have to be the cutest!)
The next day, we put all of our extra pumpkins to use by letting the kids have at it with paint. We backed the cars out of the garage, turned on some heaters, and we were ready! We used Crayola washable paint, so messes weren’t a concern.
Of course, Peyton only wanted to use pink paint and gem stickers.
I also made MY FAVORITE last minute party snack. It’s so easy. Mini pretzel sticks, chex cereal, melted dipping chocolate, and festive sprinkles. Since Halloween was over and I had an ridiculous stockpile of candy corn, I tossed some of that in, too. This is super easy to make for the Forth of July, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, or a color-themed birthday party!
Despite the weather, we had a fantastic weekend. And now, it’s NOVEMBER. Usually, I would be slowly sneaking in Christmas decorations (much to my husband’s dismay and disapproval), but we are breaking in the new house by hosting Thanksgiving this year (for about 30 people – cue my anxiety)…so the holly jolly decor will have to wait until after Black Friday. Decorating the hearth with this garland and some fun painted craft pumpkins this week is going to help ease the pain of holding off on Christmas decorations! 😉