It all started the night before with making our Jack O Lanterns - once the insides of the pumpkins was scooped out, the girls drew faces on the outside and then we helped them carve the faces out - I love the eyes on Tilly's pumpkin.
|Ruby cutting out her pumpkin face|
|Out comes the mouth|
|Out pops Tilly's carved mouth|
The day of Halloween started with Ruby attending school in her (homemade) bat costume - well I only made the hat and bat wings - I followed this amazing bat wing tutorial however I used felt and I made the wings longer, then a pair of black leggings, black boots and a black long sleeved top completed the outfit. Ruby loved it and I have to say I rather pleased too.
|My Little Halloween Bat|
There were so many great Halloween costumes at Ruby's school, the whole school including the teachers and Headmaster all wore costumes and Ruby's class even got to have a Halloween Party too, which I helped organise, we did Halloween cookie decorating, toss the bean bag into the pumpkins, mummy wrapping - I've never seen kids having so much fun with toilet paper before. We also had a craft, make your own spooky fruit kebabs a couple of games - pin the tail on the black cat and a pumpkin memory games - the kids had so much fun.
|Cookie decorating and Fruit Kebab making|
|Ruby and her nicely decorated cookie|
|Group Halloween photo|
As if a class party wasn't enough, the whole school did a Halloween Parade around the school grounds, this was fun watching them all parade in their Halloween costumes.
|School Halloween Parade|
Then the fun started, after school we met up with some classroom friends and hit the houses Trick or Treating, I've never seen a bunch of kids move so quickly from one house to another, grabbing their goodies and moving on, with the parents left behind shouting "don't forget to say thankyou"
|The Trick & Treat Gang just starting out|
Nearly every house had some Halloween treat to give the kids, and boy they sure did get descended upon, so many kids out all in costume and adults too, houses & gardens were decorated too.
|A Haunted Graveyard yikes|
|Another successful treat haul|
The best house on the block, was so over-decorated with everything Halloween, Halloween inflatables, cobwebs, spiders, witches, pumpkins, spooky fog, lights, they had everything and were the best - we can't wait to see what their Christmas display will be like
|Entering the Best Decorated House|
|More Spooky Fun|
|The back of the Haunted house|
|Arghhh more spooky things|
Soon though it was time to finish trick & treating much to the disappointed of the kids, but their pumpkins were full, in particular Tillys pumpkin was super full, she had managed to collect a 1/3 more than anyone else and could hardly carry her own stash - how she did it we do not know as they all went to the same houses - maybe it was the Unicorn outfit.
|Tilly had so much fun|
|Our spooky Jack O Lanterns|
All in all we had a fantastic Halloween - which really started last weekend for us as we had our first Halloween party on Sunday and we haven't stopped since.
Hope yours was a spooky Halloween too.