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.