Saturday, October 26, 2013

Trick-or-treating in Wonderland

Last night we had the beginning of our Halloween celebrations for the year:  Trick-or-treating downtown at Treat Street.

I always say that I get crappy pictures from Treat Street, but this year took the cake.  It was dark and ominous weather, and we got there a lot later than we usually do, so the light was bad.  But that's all right because I have several more chances to take some great pictures of them in their costumes!

The girls wanted to do a theme this year, so we made Alice in Wonderland costumes.  I stayed up way past my bedtime three nights in a row to get Sophia's costume sewn (which is really saying something since my bedtime tends to be after midnight anyway), but Chloe and Bria pretty much did theirs by themselves with minimal help from me.  I suppose there is some good in having your kids get older!

IMG_6980 Treat Street 2013 web

Bria's Cheshire Cat costume amazed me—love the smile on a stick!  And Chloe's paint splatters are purposefully placed—she's been busy painting the roses red.

Related: DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

We throw a party every year after Treat Street, and I totally intended to share my decorations...but, no time. So, just imagine how cute they were, and enjoy this picture of the invitations I sent instead:

Halloween Party invitation

I made the invitations with Stampin' Up! Toxic Treats stamp set and Spider Web Embossing Folder.  I also totally scraplifted from the Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Full disclosure:  I made the invitations in August before the school craziness started so I could avoid having to send an email invite like I have the past few years.  They sat on my shelf until October 1 when we started passing them out.  Now, if I could only have such foresight in other areas of my life, I would be a much calmer girl.

Alice in Wonderland after a long night if Halloween fun.

Alice in Wonderland turned into a pumpkin before the party was even over!

Happy Halloween Week!

Some Overstuffed Halloweens from years past:
A Little Bit of Hallowe'en
A Very Hogwartsy Halloween
Treat Street

Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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