Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Fun

The dining room all decked out for Halloween

The Podlings all look forward to Halloween. I endeavour to keep the scary out of it and we make it a fun family day. We don't do trick or treating, so I always give the Podlings a basket of treats in the morning instead and they always look forward to coming downstairs in the morning to find the decorations up and some lovely goodies waiting for them. Mark's Mum and Dad were able to come across and spend the day with us. We carved pumpkins, baked and decorated fairy cakes, played games and had a special Halloween tea. The Podlings dressed up and we all had a really fun time.

Tom had a Cub camp this weekend, but was adamant that he wanted to spend Halloween with his family as he didn't want to miss out on the fun we have. He spent Friday night and Saturday at his Cub camp, but came home to spend the evening with us (briefly popping back to Cubs to watch the bonfire and fireworks display). We ended the day, as always with the doughnut game and a round of Ghost Hunt before packing four tired little people off to bed. 

The Podlings' Halloween treats ready for Halloween morning

Alex's Halloween gift was a sweet pumpkin romper with a matching hat and a cute chocolate lollipop.

I love these little honeycomb pumpkins. I put them everywhere!

I found an adorable vintage graphic of an owl sat on a Jack-O-Lantern (I love owls!) and used it to make a Halloween banner for the mantelpiece 

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