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Happy Halloween! + What We Spent On It

October 31st, 2013 at 02:23 pm

Here are our pumpkins we carved last night.

This year we were pretty lazy in regards to Halloween. We didn't pull out the "fancy" pumpkin carving stencils or anything else. Usually DD and DH decorate the yard with fake webs, some tombstones, strobe light etc.. It just didn't come together this year - other time commitments and lack of motivation.

As far as spending I'm sure we are on the low end of the American average again this year. Smile

$15 - Three pumpkins
$12 - Candy
$34 - Costumes for both DD and DS

DS had a party at his preschool this morning with games and crafts. The school asks that costumes be plants, animals or insects. No monsters, superheroes, princesses, etc.. It does make the celebration feel so much less commercialized and materialistic, which I appreciate.

I saw some wonderful animal costumes - lions, tigers, a hippo, some mice, a sheep...
A darling little redheaded girl as a ladybug. Big Grin
A boy dressed as an oak tree with fall leaves and acorns.

There is a costume "lending library" where you can donate costumes to it or borrow from it. I love that idea. Too bad there wasn't a boy appropriate costume in the box when I checked last week.

I am sure we will donate DS's elephant costume to the school.
Pretty sure it will be too small for next year - darn it.

Tonight we are having dinner with friends early in the evening then T or T their neighborhood. Our contribution to dinner is roasted baby carrots and fresh, organic grapes. Super easy for me - Yay!

May everyone get Treats instead of Tricks tonight!

6 Responses to “Happy Halloween! + What We Spent On It”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Oh this is great for littler kids - the costume types and lending library. I may repeat that for others to copy.

    We seem to be fizzled out a little this year too, ran out of time to carve pumpkins except 1! I've been on the hunt for after-Halloween outdoor decoration sales for a couple years and *nothing* good. So our yard is kind of bare. The 6-ft fold up skeleton is on it's last legs (pun!). I used to be more willing to make stuff, but haven't the storage space or ?? I'll check some more this year.

    I spent about the same on candy, $12, and have a big big bowl ready for the 75 or so I expect. Bye!

  2. Maranatha Says:

    Your son is adorable, love his costume!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    A-DOR-A-BLE! And nice job on those pumpkins! Stay safe tonight and enjoy the festivities!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Very cute!!

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Cute! And a great idea at the preschool Smile

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Great carving without stencils...how we always did it when I was a kid! That costume is soo cute, too.

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