It happened. Somewhere between seventh grade and ninth grade. My kids stopped running around the neighborhood, ringing doorbells and asking for candy on Halloween.
We closed the October tradition of lamenting over costumes, repurposing boxes and last minute trips to Walmart for a $7.00 sweatshirt. #goodtimes.
This photo was the year we hosted both my boys’ friends for a night of pizza, candy and trick or treating. My son was less than thrilled with a last minute costume when the weather turned to a night of freezing temps and drizzle.
Any guesses what my son is doing (besides pouting)?
Thinking outside the box.
I served ghost donuts. That’s right I didn’t have to bake, I just took them out (side) of the box.
My son was so happy to wear this last minute costume when the weather dropped 40 degrees from the day before Halloween.
From this picture my son looks like he is pouting, but my answer to the question on the box is “thinking outside the box.”
My husband and I attended a few costume parties with our version of Walter White & Lydia Rodarte-Quayle from Breaking Bad.
It is one of the few photos where I was thrilled my son’s photography skills were so rough. Why? Because my husband was wearing white briefs behind that apron.
Oh yes he did!
With my youngest in high school, I decided to create a few new Halloween traditions; something just for moms. Costumes optional, but witches hats encouraged.
Wine & Witches Party
The theme took off with friends bringing witches and wine theme napkins and towels!
I served this appetizer minus the bacon. It was easy and delicious.
Costumes optional, witch hats encouraged. Just thinking outside the box as we look forward to new traditions.