We did something a little different this year – we took the kids trick-or-treating only once this year! On Halloween! No truck-or-treat. No trick-or-treating at the zoo. No soliciting candy from stores downtown. Just plain ol’ trick-or-treating on Halloween night. And you know what? It was glorious. We stayed within our little neighborhood on post and then hung out by the fire with neighbors while the little ones harbored their sugar high and eventual crash. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Our 2015 jack-o-lantering offerings.
The concept of turning pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns originated from the Irish placing embers into carved turnips to ward off evil spirits on All Hallow’s Eve. We can only hope that our pumpkins were able to able ward off evil spirits on Saturday night. At the very least, we know that the tiger paw pumpkin was able to provide the necessary juju for Clemson’s win over NC State.
The little guy wanted to be a storm trooper and baby girl wanted to be a princess…easy peasy. While I have enjoyed whipping up costumes in the past (see chick-magnet, deviled egg, and Puss in Boots), this year I was more than happy to go the store bought route.
We didn’t want the kids to have all the fun.
And lastly, even princesses need help from the Dark Side coming down stairs.