My kids love Halloween.
Tuesday I was at a costume store, finding the perfect costume for my daughter. She wanted to be cute, but spooky. She picked a zombie cheerleader costume. My son has the flu, but hopes to recover by Saturday. He wanted pure horror. I bought all kinds of gross stuff for him to glue onto himself, paint on himself, etc. He seemed delighted.
Wednesday, my daughter and I went to our friends’ house for a Halloween party. Cute decorations, accumulated over the years—spiders’ webs, ghosts, witches. The children all seemed like colorful decorations, themselves. There were several Hannah Montanas, a mummy, a fairy, a gypsy, a Flapper, and my own zombie cheerleader. :)
Everyone brought in goodies. Like these:
The children played games like “A Gift from Mummy,” “Mr. Bones’ Relay Race,” and a variation on Hot Potato, where the kids passed a stuffed pumpkin and tried not to be the kid holding it when the music stopped.
Then they had a blast playing freeze tag. They’d cut a rug on the dance floor until the music stopped, and they froze in place.
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Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
Delicious and Suspicious (May 2010)—Riley Adams