Halloween is such a fun holiday! I love the stories and crafts, the costumes and pretend, and the orange, purple, black and green colors. I LOVE everything pumpkin, not just the delicious foods made with it, but the decorations and the opportunity to study cool non-fiction subjects along with the holiday. I'm not so sure about knocking on doors and taking candy from strangers, but overall, Halloween is pretty cool!
It would be easy to go overboard on this holiday... well... on almost any holiday. To do too much, to plan too much, to buy too much, to expect too much... and I'm sure that sometimes I do exactly that. With only a week to go until I close my school, and an interstate move to plan, organize, etc., this year I had to go simple, and I think it was just right.
Ms. Julie and I helped all the children put on their costumes after nap, and served this yummy snack. Donuts, fake teeth and two chocolate chips - and a glass of milk. The kiddos loved it, and it was quick and simple.
It didn't take long for the teeth to come out, and we had some lovely snarling princesses!
My only other plan for the rest of our party was to take group pictures, and then to make our first leaf pile of the season. The photos went well, and I handed rakes to a couple of parents who came to the party...
Here's what I didn't plan - and thank goodness, because it was pretty special to see the children take charge of their fun. Princess Elsa went and grabbed a crate, carried it over to the leaf pile, and made herself a diving board!
Yes, we had a pretty super, and wonderfully simple Halloween!