I love Halloween! Its probably in my top two holidays (Easter is my favorite)! I know some people dont like the idea of Halloween because they see the "evil" in it - but for me - its just fun dressing up. I dont think kids really think of it as an "evil" when they are little - they just want to put on some fun costumes & get some free candy - who doesn't like that? I can see & understand where there is a fine line where things can cross into a bad side of Halloween - but as long as parents are watching & in charge of events & parties & things kids are involved with - you can make Halloween whatever you want it to be.
Can you remember some of the costumes when you were little?
Of course, I remember the costume that everyone had back in the late 70's - the home made "Hobo" - just grab mix match clothes - put dirt on your face - instant costume! Being from a home where my dad has always loved horses & is a cowboy at heart - there is always accessories for the cowgirl look. My mom made me an angel costume one year for a Christmas play in church & that costume came in handy many times for Halloween (see - putting some good in the holiday)
Anyone remember those old plastic face costumes with the little sheet of plastic that had drawing on it? My parents didnt ever let me get one of these - my costumes were always home made - but for some reason, one year, I was Casper (maybe that's a time when my mom was down with her back surgery?) - but I can remember how HOT it would get under these masks. I literally was sweating & couldn't breath under it - & the eye sight through these things were HORRIBLE - come on - tell me you all remember these things too. If they still make these - they should be illegal - they are dangerous for kids!
(The picture really resembled exactly what the costume I had looked like - though that box looks way older than my years.....I'm not THAT old!)
So have fun tonight with your little ones - make the Halloween event fun for them - sneak some of the candy out for yourself!
I'm looking forward to tonight myself - Ricky & I are getting dressed up ourselves for a Fall Party with some friends......I'll snap some pictures & post them up later.....I cant believe Ricky's actually going to dress up - I had to find him a costume that would work with his hair.....how "man diva" is that?
And here's what the twins are going to be this year. I can't believe Sophia isn't a Princess & Madi isn't Spiderman....see - Halloween is the time to break out of the box & be whoever you want to be!
And Julie said that Isaac will be dressed as a frog tonight.....cant wait for those pictures myself! Isaac has teeth now - will Julie let him gnaw on any of that chocolate? Or will mom & dad be taking advantage of his cuteness & the stash he's going to get? Hmmmm.....
Happy Halloween everyone!!!! Be safe!