In a country that doesn't celebrate Halloween (or much for that matter) and a husband who doesn't really like dresssing up (who doesn't like dressing up?) it's always a bit of a struggle to get ready for Halloween. But as you can see I was inspired last year to make it all happen.
Just in case it's unclear, Varian is a "soccer player" for his costume which I thought was a bit weasely since he wears that shirt around the house all the time. But he did put on shoes (which is big for Varian) and bought a soccer ball, and the shirt is an actual soccer shirt from Brazil that Ben gave him...but still, it seems like a creative attempt to get out of wearing a costume. Well at least he's semi-trying. The night before (the day we cemented) we had our traditional party with our sweet friends Chrissy and Nathaniel. They are such good sports to come and dress up and I love when we get to see them!
Jaren's outfit was a great find. It was easy and comfortable and he is a super-baby, so it was very fitting. More pics of him to come in the next post.The night before Halloween (the day we cemented) we had our traditional party with our sweet friends Chrissy and Nathaniel. They are such good sports to come and dress up and I love when we get to see them!
These are some of the treats she brought in her little Red Riding Hood basket.
One of my favorite Aussie-Halloween traditions is carving watermelons. I know I've posted about this before but they really are quite handy. It does seem like they are starting to sell Jack-o-lantern pumpkins here but they're pretty expensive - especially when you consider the piles of pumpkins my parents give away for free every year.
So we've crossed over to watermelon. They're so easy to carve, you get to eat all the guts, and they glow fiery red - so cool and Halloweeny! Our pumpkin this year was a bit more graphic with a knife and coming out of it's face.