Monday, November 2, 2015

A Spooktacular Halloween

Who goes there???

Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? From the candy to the festivities to any excuse to dress up and decorate my home, it all just makes me oh so happy. I hope our Munchie grows to love it as much as I do, because this momma will be dressing up for a long, long time. Embrace it or be embarrassed by it. The choice is yours, kid.

With us being in New York last year for the Hubs' NY City Marathon, we missed our first Halloween in our new neighborhood which meant this year I sort of guesstimated on how many kiddos we'd get. I knew there were a lot of kids in our area, but how many, well, apparently I had zero clue.

Armed and ready with "tons" of candy (or so I thought), Little Debbie Halloween cakes, glow bracelets and small rubber duckies for the littlest of ghosts and goblins, I was READY. For approximately the first 30 minutes. When my neighbor said they've gotten between 200-300 kids in 2.5 hours, I laughed. He was not kidding.

After taking our un-cowardly lion to a few houses, I hopped in the car and ran to buy 8 more big bags of candy, which was still not enough. If you came to our house in the last 30 minutes of trick or treating, my sincerest apologies. I hope you enjoyed your gluten free crackers, Mardi Gras beads, and anything else I could rummage from our pantry. I was one knock on the door away from handing out, K-cups, y'all.

Next year. Next year I'll be ready and we will dominate this holiday like the Halloween bosses we are. There will be mounds of candy, cakes and non-food treats. We've got this.

And although I've already started to brainstorm costume options for 2016, I have to give a shout out to the Hubs who didn't fight me on throwing on a scarecrow costume so we could escort our little lion to the neighbors' homes and then to a party later that night. He's a good sport and that lion of ours, he loved handing out candy and roaring at the kids at our door.  And I loved having our families over for chili, cornbread and pumpkin bars. Is there a better way to spend a cold, rainy Halloween night? I do not believe so.

I hope you all had an amazing evening of costumes, candy and creating memories together!

 Welcome to our home. Knock if you dare.
Happy Halloween from the Oz crew!

This little lion has my heart.

That tail though.
"Roaring" at the treaters with grandma.

Off to see the wizard!
How could I pass up this shirt?
No truer words.
Until next year...



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