Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Festivities

The weekend flew by with all the Halloween festivities. So fun. Our whole family loves to dress up. First of the wild weekend was our annual pumpkin carving at our good friends house. This has become such a highlight of the season and the kids look forward to this as much as going trick or treating....here is my son getting advice from my good friend Katie.....we take this very seriously! Alex and I preparing our pumpkins......
The whole gang proud of their masterpieces!!
The whole family before we went trick or treating. My husband was Forest Gump.....run Forest run!!!I was his hippy girlfriend, Jenny. I even found a vintage 60's dress on Ebay. My son was a dead Cub fan still waiting for them to win the world series. My middle daughter was a sweet baker. I bought the cupcake apron from Garboodles.....scrumptious!! Our littlest was a pink, of course pink, gypsy pirate girl, sparkles and all. We had a blast trick or treating, a bit cold, but when candy is involved.......there is nothing holding back our kids getting candy. Here is a witch passing out candy from her caldron.........BAWHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!! Running from house to house..... Smiling faces.....candy bags are full!!!

We are lucky enough our parents live close. So they spent the night and we went to a big kid Halloween party. I love to see what people come up with....

Mortisha and Fester......love it!

My hubby and I having a good time......peace!!
This was a store bought costume, but sooo cute!!
Forrest Gump and Charlie Brown........so fun!!
Stairway to Heaven and Highway to Hell.......very creative. On his stairs, he had an ipod playing both these songs!! We had so much fun and each year I am amazed at how creative and funny people are.....some are creepy, but lots and lots of imagination.


So, as I put my Halloween goodies away, I will cherish these fun times, and look forward to next year. Only 363 days left.....here are some of my treasures.

Halloweenie Queenie......love her! This was made by my friend Michelle, The Blackberry Briar.

This little sweet is an original from Colleen Moody....I just adore her face.
These two figures remind me of my daughter, a Lori Mitchell reproduction and a creative Noodle and Lou original. So fun!! Next, is another fantastic original from Sam I Am, this reminds me of my sweet Alex too, so sweet :)

Here is one of my fall birdies with a nest full of pumpkins......
Another Noodle and Lou card and pumpkins........love Halloween!!!
My fun and creepy mummy in his own little coffin (actually it is an old carpenters box painted a fun green)and spiders oh MY!!! Halloween books......this one is my favorite of Haunted POeMs.....spooky!!! A very festive Garboodles dollie and my own Halloween Pumpkin Keeper...... My first Halloween quilt....just love it, check out some of the critters

Lastly, a couple of reproductions and a lovely Halloween candy container from Garboodles. All the artists that I am so lucky to have in my collection are in my side bar, go check them out and enjoy their art. Thanks for stopping by and seeing a slice of my Halloween traditions...

4 comments:

~Tonya said...

Oh Jackie it looks like you all has such a FUN TIME!!!

Love all of the creating costumes.

I LOVE LOVE your Halloween collection! I am in awww of it. I wish I had a collection like yours, maybe some day.

Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
~Tonya

vivian said...

Hi Jackie! you have a wonderful collection of halloweenies. love them all.
And the costumes are great. Your daughters are beautiful.. I'm sure your son is handsome also, but cant see his face! Haha!
have a great week
vivian

noodle and lou said...

oh jackie you are such a sweet heart!!! i'm so thrilled to be a little part of your home...thank you so much:) the pumpkin carving looked SO fun and you all looked marvelous in your costumes:) so clever and cute!! xox...jenn

Jewely Gee said...

love the halloween stuff!
totally rad!