Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a fun Halloween this year.  I spent the day finishing up Avery's costume and baking the Cupcake Pops by Bakerella.  You can see mine here.  They were both more time consuming than I originally thought.


Sterling was "Super Mario" this year.  Ian was a "Train Conductor", and Avery was "My Little Cupcake."  I made her costume.  I started with laundry basket, poster board, batting, spray paint, ribbon, florist wire, plastic straws, and some pom-poms.

I cut the bottom out of a laundry basket.  Then I folded several poster boards accordian style.  The trickiest part was figuring out how to attach the poster board to the laundry basket.  I finally decided to punch holes and use florist wire to attach it.  I then spray painted it silver.  I used ribbon like suspenders to keep the basket on.  The batting was the icing of the cupcake.  I took different colored pom-poms and cut up straws and attached them to the batting with hot glue.  I also cut it with a scallopped edge to look more like icing.  We finally decided to have a hot pink cherry candy on top of the cupcake--I created a ball out of felt and polyfil with the little sewing that I do know how to do and hot glued it on top of a head band.  Avery did look very cute as a cupcake. 

We went trick or treating to a few houses here in the neighborhood.  We were even joined by a "scary" ghost aka PA. 

We then finished off our Halloween by going to a fun party with friends.
We did not have too many trick or treaters this year.  I think part of the reason is we are on the back of the cul-de-sac and there is only one other house in the cul-de-sac that hands out candy.  So, kids probably think its not worth their while to walk all the way to our house.  And, unfortunately we have a lot of leftover candy, along with what Avery and Sterling received.

Here is a picture of Avery, Sterling, and the tallest ghost I have ever seen going up to someone's door.  I can't believe my dad kept the costume on the whole time we were out.

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