Halloween 2016

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We absolutely love Halloween, it’s one of our favourite times of the year. We took the kids trick or treating and we had lots of fun! I know that some people don’t agree with trick or treating because they see it as begging or encouraging children to take sweets from strangers, and while I can see where they are coming from with this, I don’t agree. I always went trick or treating when I was younger and have some great memories of it and I want my children to be able to have those memories too.

My children are well aware that the only time we take sweets from people is at Halloween, I think it’s so important to communicate this with them and to talk about ‘stranger danger’.

A lot of people around where we live go all out for Halloween with decorations and costumes, and there’s always loads of kids out trick or treating. There’s such a sense of community and I love that we get to meet and talk to people that we otherwise wouldn’t have.

As a rule, we only knock on the doors that have decorations up or a pumpkin in the window, I see that as a sign that they welcome trick or treaters.

Here are our pumpkins, done by my husband which is why one in particular is pretty gruesome!

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We left our pumpkins out by the door along with a witches cauldron full of sweeties for any trick or treaters that might have called while we were out trick or treating ourselves. Unfortualtely we didn’t get a single trick or treater! More sweets for me then 😉

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Max decided he wanted to dress up as a bat and Evie, after much deliberation finally went with a cat! We got their costumes from Wilko which were just £8 each. I love that Evie’s costume came with ears and even a tail, so cute!

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They each had a little bucket to collect their sweets in, these were a bargain 50p from Wilko. I have to say I’ve been really impressed with Wilkos Halloween range this year.

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We had a bit of a disaster when it came to face painting, Evie’s went OK as it was just a nose and whiskers so pretty straight forward. We tried to do a bat across Max’s eyes but he complained that it was hurting so we had to take it off, which resulted in a complete meltdown right before we left to go trick or treating!

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I didn’t take any photos while we were out trick or treating with it being dark but we had a great time and can’t wait for next year. Max has already decided that he wants to be a vampire and Evie is insisting on being Dashi from Octonauts, hopefully she’ll have forgotten about that idea come next Halloween otherwise I might have start searching for a Dashi costume!

I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween! What did you get up to? Do you take your kids trick or treating?

Thanks for reading.


Linking up with: #KCACOLS

11 Comments

  1. November 5, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I love your pumpkins! Gruesome is the name of the game haha we opted to paint this year rather than carve #kcacols

  2. November 6, 2016 / 1:43 am

    Oh wow I LOVE that first pumpkin with the doll, totally stealing that idea next Halloween! We love Halloween too. Looks like you had a great time! #KCACOLS

  3. November 6, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I’m almost ashamed to say, I’ve never carved a pumpkin – you guys have some skills, and you’ve made me want to try it next year! This goes on my to-do list! Thank you! #KCACOLS

  4. November 6, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    Those pumpkins are so cool! I had big plans for Halloween this year, but Marianna decided she was terrified of it all. …Gotta hang on until next year! 😉 #KCACOLS

  5. November 6, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I love the pumpkins, even the gruesome one lol. I took my daughter trick or treating. She has one of those all in one morph suits that is like a ninja. We had to take the hood/mask off after a few houses as she was really struggling to see where she was going lol.
    #KCACOLS

  6. November 7, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Cant believe those sweets were still there! loving your pumpkins! trust the hubby to do a gruesome one ey! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  7. November 7, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    I agree with your feelings about Halloween and trick or treating. It’s very different to do it one day a year than to beg/take sweets anytime. Your pumpkins look amazing and your kids are super cute in their costumes. #kcacols

  8. November 9, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    That first pumpkin is so scary – I’m going to have to up my game next year! #kcacols

  9. November 10, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Wow – your pumpkins look awesome! Our Halloween was nowhere near as cute, we don’t get trick or treaters here but did manage to do some decorating and plenty of pumpkins! Can’t wait until baby is a little older! #kcacols

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