Monday, November 19, 2012

Halloween Happiness

Maggie's first Halloween!
Bwa ha ha ha ha! It’s time for a frightfully fun Halloween recap. 

Okay, so our Halloween was far more cute than creepy with it being Mag’s first and all, but we still had a scary good time. 

Carving pumpkins is a family tradition. We head to my parents’ house and transform basic gourds into works of... art?

Auntie Ruth and the Unc (Jim) joined us from Colorado this year. So nice having them here! 
Our freaky crew. From left to right: Auntie's cat, The Unc's...pock-marked pump'; Mom's unfinished gal; Cory's pumpkin carved to match the one on Maggie's onesie (below); my First Halloween pumpkin (for Mags); Curt's cute guy; Dad's odd fella; Gina's not in pic, but very pretty!

Saw this idea on Pinterest: carve the pumpkin with a drill insert twinkle lights. I did a 1 for Maggie's first Halloween.
Wanting to document Maggie’s first fright night, I made her a First Halloween onesie. 

Okay, so maybe four-month-olds are too young to enjoy sugary treats, but this doesn’t mean Mom and Pop can’t use that babe as an excuse to indulge in free candy. So we dressed Maggie up as the friendliest ghost you’d ever see and set to the office where I work to get our pumpkin full.
Maggie went as our friendly little ghost. 

I simply ironed a ghost face on a onesie--super easy!

Piecing Maggie’s costume was easy. 
  1. The Onesie: I simply ironed on an iron-on backing to the black and white fabric, cut the face, and ironed it on a long-sleeved onesie. 
  2. The tutu: I purchased the tutu at Jo-Ann. It had a spring-like waist band, so I covered it by gluing on some black ric-rac using Beacon’s Fabri-Tac glue. (LOVE that stuff!)
  3. The tights: The super cute mary jane tights are from Dillards. 
  4. The headband: My friend Emily made the FAB headband. (You should check out her store or follow her on Instagram to see her latest designs available for purchase. They make awesome gifts!)

Since I’m a new mom, I didn’t have much time to put together a costume. Here’s what I ended up with--definitely a fail on the costume scale. Several people didn’t get it. Any guess?

Not my best costume, but there's always next year. 
I’m...a new mummy! Yeah, I know, but at least I tried, right? ;)

I can’t resist making my coworkers a little something for some of the holidays, including Halloween. This year, I stuck with the new-mummy theme and wrapped jars with that self-stick bandage stuff, which just sticks to the jar without any glue (so fast!). I then stuck on some self-adhesive googley eye. Easy!

Mummy jars for my coworkers.

For the tag, I used a cute mummy stamp from Imaginisce, smaller googley eyes, and a little baker’s twine. 

And I filled the jars with Sixlets. Who says guts have to be yuck? ;)

I filled a few larger jars with a pumpkin spice caramel apple dip for the neighbors. 

Well, that's about it for our fright night recap. I hope you and yours had a very Happy Halloween. What did you do to celebrate? I’d love to hear of your hauntings!