Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween Fun

Halloween 2009 was a success! We have been scheming our plans for months as this was the first where we could truly decorate and hand out candy. While carving pumpkins has always been a tradition of Kenny's, and now our tradition, decorating has now become another tradition. I feel that Halloween will always be a production in our household.

This year Kenny bought a fog machine. We have an uncovered courtyard off our front porch -- with a tarp to cover it, it made the perfect spot to pour out the fog and hold it in. The fog was so thick most of the night that you couldn't see through it! In addition to the fog, we had the theme music from the Halloween movies playing, pumpkins stabbed with machetes & hatches, carved pumpkins, and non-carved pumpkins. The turning point for our ideas were Kenny's & Tyler's masks. Tyler was dressed as Michael Myers & Kenny as Jason. Needless to say a few kids left crying -- and oddly & funny enough adults did too! I just dressed as a witch, as I usually do. We even had a kid ask if our house was haunted and if I was a real witch -- gotta love it!

Can't wait for next year's ideas!

Tyler's pumpkin

Kenny's pumpkin

Katie's pumpkin

The "murdered" pumpkins

Michael Myers emerging through the fog

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