I would be happy to turn off the porch light and hide in the house on Halloween but my sweet husband was insistent that we dress up our girls and let them make the memories of Halloween that we both have from childhood.
I’m not a fan of Halloween. There I’ve said it. I live in a world of Pride and Prejudice filled hope and dreaminess and I’m happy there. I don’t want to think about skeletons or ghosts. Another pet peeve of mine is spending a ton of money on a poorly made costume that’s going to fall apart almost immediately.
Now as I sit back and look at pictures, I am so happy that we did that. It’s many years of homemade costumes (because I am not spending money on cheap costumes) and joyful memories.
There was the year that we drove to my in-laws to go to their town’s little Halloween festival. We got there and shortly after taking this picture, figured out our purple princess had a 103 degree fever. Instead of going to the festival we debated back and forth on going to Urgent Care. They didn’t wear the homemade dresses I made that night but they did last about five more years in the dress-up box.
There’s so many sweet memories of cold Halloweens and hot Halloweens, because we live in a state that can’t make up it’s mind.
One of my favorite costumes to ever make were the minion costumes made with felt and laundry baskets. We wound up having a horrible storm that day that almost swamped us all in our house but we waited until a break in the weather and ran outside for a picture.
And then there was the year that the older two girls made their own costumes for the first time, passing the crafty mantle onto them.
Since then we’ve celebrated the past two Halloweens with friends and the older kids have usually chosen to match another friend.
Without a doubt though, my favorite costume and one of my favorite pictures is this one:
Adorable. She still has us wound around her finger, in case you were wondering.
One of the things I love about this costume is how extremely easy it is to make. I made this Flower Pot Girl Costume using all supplies from the Dollar Store. If you can tape things down, you can make this costume.
I have no idea what they want to be for Halloween this year. Our youngest wanted to be a working vending machine (I am not joking) but last I heard, she had changed her mind.
I may not like Halloween but I love the memories we have created over the years and can’t wait to make more in the future.