A couple of weeks ago I posted that I didn’t know how to keep track of recipes I like or want to try. Two of my (wonderful) friends suggested that I used pinterest. At first I was dubious—it took me a couple of days to catch a vision of what pinterest could do for me. But now I’m hooked, completely. Here are pictures of our Halloween, courtesy of pinterest. (And Goodwill, but I’ll talk about that later.) Several of the ideas came from the site itself, and several that I found in other places I pinned on my Halloween board so that I would remember the things I wanted to do. Now I’m going to leave myself notes in the comments so I’ll know what worked well for next year, and what I need to do differently. (Besides start cooking earlier!) Without further ado, our Halloween fun!
I used to think I wasn’t a fun food person. I’ve decided in the last few years that I’m not a creative food person. But given the right set of circumstances, I’m totally up for trying someone else’s creative idea. I brought fun Halloween food for our party today:
Mummy dogs, Apple mouths, Ghost cupcakes, and candy corn cookies.
For dinner tonight we had these tasty treats—
Pizza ball eyes, and Spaghetti & meatballs.
If our Halloween had a theme this year, it would probably have been eyes.
I saw directions for a really awesome Halloween Wreath and pinned that on pinterest too to be sure I wouldn’t forget. The girls had a great time making the wreath while I worked on costumes the other day.
Here is the finished product on our front door today, complete with glow in the dark paint on the letters!
Not all of our fun was via pinterest, of course. We had a great time carving our pumpkins last night. Here they are out on the front porch tonight.
The first two are Rachel’s, and the Owl pumpkin is Jenna’s.
Jared’s, Jenna’s 2nd, and mine.
And finally, the costumes. These were all their own ideas this year—the girls were vampires (Russ called them vampire princesses when they added their new skirts to the mix) and Jared was an escaped prisoner. He had glow in the dark paint on his writing on his back, but I never did see him in the dark so I don’t know how well it worked.
All in all, a very fun Halloween!