It was a perfect Halloween in many ways and a disaster in others. Nothing life altering as far as the latter, just minor inconveniences. Like my sewing machine broke (yikes) before I ever even started sewing my daughter's cupcake costume. I've never "rigged" anything before in my life ~ don't ask me why not, now that I've done it ~ it was actually pretty easy! But I still like the security of knowing an outfit is not going to fall apart! Anyway, forced to find an alternative, I resorted to a combination of handstitching, stapling, pinning, velcroing, etc., fretting the entire time about the durability of what I was creating. I shouldn't have bothered. Once the costume was finished, my daughter REFUSED to wear it. She ended up trick or treating in her Hawaiian girl outfit from two years ago. Someone has to appreciate what I labored over, so guess what? Yep, I picked you! Here's the cupcake costume, propped on my dining room table:
Please tell me it's not totally ridiculous or something at least encouraging so I feel like I didn't completely waste my time! I'm wondering if I should bother storing it for next year ~ what are the chances it might get worn then??? I definitely think we should go a little less elaborate ~ that way I don't have so much time/labor invested if it doesn't work out...
Then, there were the Jack O'Lanterns. I think I omitted to tell you a theme was planned (we're big on those around here) ~ Cat and Mouse. You saw the "Mouse O'Lantern" but the "Cat O'Lantern" never really quite worked out. It ended up looking more like a mouse:
or maybe a cross between the two?!! I think by the time I finished the costume, I was in a desperate rush? We really should learn not to procrastinate... I don't even think darkness gave it more cat-like qualities:
No themes next year, no fancy costumes either. We're going to keep it simple, go with the flow then there will be nothing to stress about, right?!!
Enough of that, let's get to the perfect part of the night ~ besides having a great time (once the creative part of the holiday was behind us) the weather couldn't have been more perfect. That's three years in a row we've had a snowless Halloween ~ definitely worth mentioning if you live in Colorado! Wonder how long we can keep that roll going??!! Hope your holiday was good too.