First off, I had the two cutest Strawberry Fairies (whatever that is) of all time. I think I may have to frame that picture, they look so cute! And are smiling. And are looking. A near impossibility at this stage. It must be a Halloween miracle.
Friends came to our house. I decorated for the occasion, which is always fun.
We had fun food. I made Jack-o-lantern open faced grilled cheese.
Fizzing punch, powered by dry ice. I love that stuff.
I think this little fairy could have drunk the punch all night long. I had to cut her off.
My friends stepped up to the plate and brought themed food as well. Here's the spider web bean dip. I threw My Fitness Pal out the window and just kept eating it.
And super cute rice krispy eye balls.
We had some fun playing in the yard. Or wandering the yard in Bella's case.
Then came the eating. Always a wild event with this number of children involved.
It was about this moment that someone reminded me that I had made Sausage and Cream Cheese with Phyllo Dough Intestines. I ended up giving them all away at the end. Aren't those recipients lucky?
A sweet girl that I mentor and her friend offered to man our door, handing out candy, while we trick-or-treated. Thanks, Laura!
Then, there was the chaos and fun of the actual trick-or-treating. Also known as walking around the block. Our hoard of children highly enjoyed themselves, galavanting from house to house, taking in the candy, being sure to say "Thank You!"
Here's part of the empty stroller posse. A fixture at these type of events. The faces change, the strollers stay the same.
And, here is the coerced group shot that turned into insanity. This is the best that I got. This is everyone but a way-ward pirate and a tiny little lady bug. I think one child is looking at the camera.