The Halloween season is here and I am seeing many statuses flying around my social media feeds specifically about this day. Many are sharing crafts, carved pumpkins or Halloween recipes. Others are simply sharing their views on the day. These views tend to fall into these three categories.
- People who LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE Halloween. Go all out decorating their houses, themselves, the cat, or anything else that stands still long enough.
- People who ‘don’t do’ Halloween, whether this be for religious reasons or not
- People, well parents, who celebrate Halloween because they have kids
This last type, fall into three categories of their own
- Parents who let their kids ‘trick or treat’
- Parents who don’t let their kids ‘trick or treat’
- Parents of very small children who don’t know which camp they will eventually join
Personally I am someone who ‘does’ Halloween mostly because we have kids, although we always had a bag of coppers or sweets at hand by the front door pre-children. We decorate a bit and enjoy carving pumpkins to put in the front window.
These are last years attempts:
With that being the case a good friend of mine (although we are yet to actually meet face to face!) Jess who blogs over at Mummy of Boy Girl Twins kindly offered to write this guest post for me. Her twins are a lot younger than mine so have that extra Ahhh! factor too 😀
Carving pumpkins with the twins
This year our primary school threw a Monster Ball where all the children were encouraged to make their own costumes. LV wanted to be the Grim Reaper. I thought I would share with you the simple Grim Reaper costume we managed to make in a step by step tutorial.
Here is our:
No-Sew Grim Reaper Costume