Category Archives: Halloween

Halloween is Coming

200_s

Halloween is coming and my family is so excited!!! How about you and yours. Do you like, love, eehh, or hate Halloween? I do have to say, we love it! We love it so much, my husband and I got married on Halloween.

In my family, we have fun during Halloween. We make costumes and put out decorations. We go to parties with the kids and Trick or Treat. What about you and yours? Do you do anything special? If you are of the free spirit kind, do you go out and play pranks or do you help at events? Are you the devil may care kind of just likes to cause spooky times for others? Or do you believe that it is a day to celebrate the dead and thank them for what they have done for you? Do you go to cemetarys and look around for ghosts? All of these things and more pretty much say what my family has dane at one time or another during Halloween. But most of all, we like to have fun.

Halloween is a day like anyother and with that said, Please remember to be safe, have fun, and do not get to crazy. The spirits will be watching to make sure that  all is well with the world. As is, it is the day the veil is the thinnest between the realms!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Heidi

Halloween Night and we have No Frights… Well except the weather!

halloween

The weather was not very cooperative for Halloween. But that was okay, we had a good time anyways. If you read the other posts in this series you say that we had 13 parties total, or something like that for the week of Halloween. I already write about five of them before Halloween ever got here. Now on Halloween Night, we have less parties then originally planned, but just as much fun!

IMG_5096

The first fun spot was the Farmers Market again. They had a little party for the kids who came in costumes. (Okay they let everyone have fun not just kids in costumes.) The Power of Produce Club sponsored it again. They had Pumpkins for decorating, the local paper was out taking pictures, you could decorate suckers, and then you could trick or treat out in the Farmers Market itself.

IMG_5084

The different farmers even dressed up to hand out candy to the kids. They were fun to see and even more fun when they would make kids actually say Trick or Treat to get candy!

IMG_5094

Well this was only the Farmers Market, but we did go to a few others. I did not get to take pictures at most of them due to the weather. Which was no fun because one was an actually outside Trunk or Treat and I have to commend these people for their dedication. Not only did these people and businesses show up, they also decorated their cars and stood out in the rain to give kids candy. I am just in awe of their dedication to the young. What is more, they had some of the best decorations I have seen. I so wish I could have taken pictures.

.

IMG_5099 IMG_5100 IMG_5107 IMG_5108 IMG_5110 IMG_5114

As for the other parties, they were great too. Some were get you in and out as fast as they could, others had planned a whole day of it to allow you to have as much fun as you could. Either type of party though, the kids were having a good time

Kids were in store bought costumes to homemade ones, but it did not matter because all the kids looked great.

Though this Halloween has come to an end, I would like to Thank all the organizations that put on Trunk or Treat Events. You do not have to do this, but you do anyways, and I want to let you know we all appreciate it. Thank you very much for all of your hard work. And thank you to the volunteers who come out and give out candy on their own time. You guys are all great. I cannot wait until next year! See everyone on Halloween than as well!!!!

Thanks for following our little Halloween journey this year. Hope you will let me know how yours went and what you liked to do.

Heidi

Parties 4 and 5 are done…

images

Our first little party was at the Lakeshore Museum Center. it is a great place to go and have while learning about different times in history as well as about health and invention. The Museum also has different programs for home schooler to summer programs. Needless to say, they also do holiday events as well. For Halloween this year they did a Trick or Treat inside the museum. They had different people set up through out the museum to hand out candy to all the kids.

Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center

The Museum even had pumpkins you could vote on as your favorite.

Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center
Lakeshore Museum Center

Okay this pumpkin was not one you could vote on, but it was just so cute, I had to include it! What do you think, would you have voted for it?

This party was not as elaberate as the other three, but it was just as fun and the staff was very nice to do this for all of the kids. We Thank Lakeshore Museum Center for there wanting to make Halloween fun for all!

The next Trunk or Treat was at First Christian Church.

First Christian Church
First Christian Church
First Christian Chirch
First Christian Chirch

This one was busy! There was a line in front of us and behind us, and even as the line was moving, more kids were coming. But that did not deter anyone. Everyone was willing to wait and just enjoy the company of the other trick or treaters.

There was a small parking lot so they had people inside and out giving out candy.

FCC Line 4 FCC Line 5

Though there were only a few outside trunks, I have to say, this one was the most diverse in how the trunks were decorated so far. On the left we have a nice little pumpkin scene. On the right, a hooked severed clown head. You cannot get much different than that.

Tonight, the parties were smaller but just as many people. But one of the things I liked about each party, was though they were smaller, the event coordinators still did everything they could for everyone to have a good time. Again, I would like to thank each event for hosting the parties. We had a great time and cannot wait until next year now!

So this was our day, tomorrow, halloween itself, will be here. If the weather is as bad as it says it will be, then we will only be able to go to parties. If the weather is decient, will notsay good, than we are going to get actual trick or treating in.

What are your plans for the day? Do you do anything? Do you only go to parties? Do you mix it up with a little of this and a little of that??? Whatever it is you choose to do, from my family to your, hope you are safe and have a wonderful Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween

Halloween Party 2 and 3.. Thats right I said 2 and 3!!!

Well it is more like kind of two and three. You see the first one of the night I started to get sick so we had to leave early. I felt really bad about that. It was going to be very fun too. They had a dinner and then games and then Trunk or treating. Well we made it through the dinner. I have to say though, Ravenna First Reformed, was a wonderful place. They put out a great dinner for everyone. There was chili dogs, beans, potato salad, cole slaw, nachos and cheese, and homemade apple sauce. All was so yummy!!! The worst part, I did not get any pictures to show you guys. But I am glad we did get to go for a little while. we were hoping to make it back, but it just was not meant to be. 

Oh the other hand, my kids did make it to another Trunk or Treat closer to our house. That one was at Fellowship Reform Church.

First Reform Church
First Reform Church

They were very busy though. But even though they were very busy, they still treated each child like they were special. And when I say they were busy, I mean 30 minutes after the party started there was still a line outside.

Inside they had games, crafts, and table treating instead of the trunk or treating they had hoped for. You have to love a back-up plan.

Games 1 games 2 games 3 games 4

The games inside we fun and lets just be honest, they were made to be won. Well you did win if you made the shot or not. And why not, this is a party not real life. The kids had fun and the adults got to take pictures of smiling happy faces.

Between the Pumpkin Bean Bag toss, Hoop a Witch Hat, Hole in One, and Pumpkin ball toss, plus many others, the kids and adults had a great time. It did not matter if you were playing or watching, either way, there was fun to be had.

The Table Treating was just as fun.

 hall 1 hall 2

The church decorated the halls so even getting to the table treating was a fun progression to go through. They had a little Candy Land Theme going. So cute!!!

Volunteers decorated tables instead of trunks and still gave out candy to all the kids

Table 1 Table 2 Table 4 Table 5

There was spooky tables and fun tables. (I have to say, I love a good Minion Table.)

There were bright tables and dark. But regardless of the type of table it was, all participants were nothing but smiles and fun.

A lot of the volunteers dressed up as well to hand out candy. And I have to say, many were quite inventive with their ideas.

Table 3 Costumes 1

<— Mistress of the Cats

Then we have a cute cat and Stitch—>

Whether you go to one or many, parties are just fun for all. For my friends, family, and myself, I am very thankful for all the parties that go on during this time of year. Thank you all who put these wonderful events together! You help make my family’s Halloween so much extra fun!

Hope everyone else is having a great time as well during this Halloween 2015!

Heidi

Halloween Party 1 … Our Saviour Luthern Church

Our Saviour Luthern Church Entrance Banner
Our Saviour Luthern Church Entrance Banner

Our first of 11 parties is in the books.

The party was held at Our Saviour Luthern Church, Michigan. It was a Trunk or Treat that they sponsored. They had volunteers that helped by decorating their trunks and truck beds as well as passed out candy to all the kids that came.

King and Queen of the night
King and Queen of the night


This lovely Vampire Couple were a fun time to visit. She handed out candy and he kept trying to take a bit out of the trick or treaters.

Momma and her Baby spider
Momma and her Baby spider

Momma gave out the candy and even allowed the kids to pet her baby glow in the dark spider. Some kids were even brave enough to pet him too.

Scaredy Squirrel anyone...
Scaredy Squirrel anyone…

In truth she was not scared but lots of fun. She even let the kids pet her paws when they asked.

Linus' Pumpkin Patch
Linus’ Pumpkin Patch

And what Trunk or Treat is not complete without Linus’ Pumpkin Patch? Who knows, maybe this is the year that The Great Pumpkin will come!!!

Frozen Sisters
Frozen Sisters

Though it was not Frozen outside, Elsa and Anna were the picture perfect pair handing out candy and taking pictures with the kids!

But the fun was not just outside with the trunk or treaters. There were also games where kids could win prizes and have a good time. Inside they were even offering pizza and a drink.

Dinner is served
Dinner is served

There was all kinds of costumes from the cute to the scary, but all was done with fun. One of the things I honestly liked the most of this Trunk or treat was how many homemade costumes there were.

Scary Clown
Scary Clown
creepy bunny
creepy bunny

From Scary Clowns … to freaky Bunny …

Cheeta and Nerdy Zebra
Cheetah and Nerdy Zebra
Death Dealer
Death Dealer

Cheetah and nerdy zebra …

to the gross masked death dealer…

You just have to love the resourcefulness of these parents and kids. This just shows a good time can be had by all without having to break the bank to do it. I cannot wait to see what more fun I am going to see at the next party and the ones after that.

For this being our first party of the Halloween season, I think it was a lot of fun. I hope everyone else is having fun this Halloween season as well.

Our next party is tomorrow and I will have a whole new batch of pictures and fun to tell about. Until then I am wishing everyone a very happy and spooky Halloween!

Heidi

Halloween …. FUN TO BE HAD!!!!

Master Clown
Master Clown

We love Halloween in my family.

**Okay I know not all people like Halloween. I respect your thoughts and beliefs, but please do the same for me and my family.**

So as I was saying, I LOVE Halloween. In fact my whole family does. We have so much fun after the initial, “What do you want to be for Halloween this year kids?” Then we have to scramble to make their costumes more years. Mind you that is normally our fault, but it doesn’t matter because my kids love what we make.

Cool creeper
Cool creeper
The Alien has taken over his body
The Alien has taken over his body

Then you have my hubby and me, we love it so much we actually got married on Halloween. Yep, this Halloween, 2015, we will be married for 10 years. Not bad if you ask me. Well Hubby is also known as Master Clown. This title was given to him by some friends on Facebook because of his page on there. (I will not be putting a link in because it contains some content that some kids should not see. But if you will too see his page on Facebook you can look it up, it is called Clown Cave 2. It isn’t a bad page, just has some things that some kids won’t like. Personally though, I like a lot of it.) Okay back to my story though… Well my hubby is Master Clown, with this monarch he has a Clown Persona that he adopts during Halloween, and a few times throughout the year. I on the other hand, what I love so much about Halloween is how much fun my family and our friends have. I have not gotten truly dressed up in a long time, but I am hoping to change that next year. I will be 42, the answer to the most important question (A little nod to the Hitchhikers Guild to the Galaxy there), so I must look great. So this year, I have helped make costumes, and it has been so much fun.

This year, 2015, Halloween also falls on a Saturday. How exciting is that. So where the kids can normally just go trick or treating for a couple of hours, yes there is a time limit now, I just don’t get that but I digress, this yet it is an all day event. But wait, it gets better… This year there is Trunk or Treat Parties throughout the week leading up to Halloween, than on Halloween there are even more parties and trick or treating itself. So this year more then ever, Halloween is an event. We are so excited.

 Because of our love of Halloween, I have decided to blog about each party leading up to the big event. There is not a party every day, but between Sunday and Saturday (Halloween) there are 4. Today we went to one, and it was so cute and so nice of the church that it inspired me to write. So I will be doing a series of these blogs just for this weeks Trunk or Treats, and then the main event on Saturday. I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we are going to enjoy going to them.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Heidi