As Halloween creeps closer, it feels like we've already been celebrating all week. I don't feel like I had multiple days of events leading up to Halloween when I was a kid, but we're in the age of bigger and more and I shouldn't be surprised that Halloween is a multi-day, multi-activity event.
The girls had me a little worried this year. For weeks Reagan had been obsessed with dressing up as Maleficent, and even managed to convince Madison to join her villain club as the Evil Queen (a surprising triumph, considering that Madison was scared of her for quite a while when she first saw Snow White). I thought this was a cool idea, until it was time to actually get my hands on the costumes. Turns out that finding villain costumes for small kids is actually pretty tricky. I could find costumes in adult sizes, but it seemed that I would have to craft the smaller sizes myself. I'm not crafty, so this worried me.
Then we went to Target with my mom, and as we browsed the Halloween section, and I snapped pictures of adult sized Maleficent dresses for inspiration, the girls became obsessed with two seemingly random costumes, totally unrelated to any characters, and changed their minds on the spot. Both were thrilled with their new choices, didn't care that they were unrelated to each other, and we bought them.
Admittedly, I did hang them in the coat closet with the receipts attached, just in case. I don't trust them.
So a Rainbow Unicorn and a Sassy Sparkle Witch it was.
They dressed up for school and dance. Reagan's preschool class actually trick or treats to the surrounding businesses, which is adorable.
They attended our annual, over the top, Halloween party where they ate themselves silly, danced until they dropped, carved jack o lanterns, decorated desserts, and made crafts. The food is great, the activities and decorations are awesome, and it's one of their favorite events all year.
We went to our first Trunk or Treat. These seem to be popping up all over the place, but for some reason, we've never made it to one. I don't know why, because it was awesome. Some people went all out and the cars were fantastic works of art. There were plenty of cars, but because they were all so close together and there was no traffic to watch out for, the girls covered a lot of territory very quickly. Maybe next year we'll decorate our car!
Trick or treating is still a few days away, and hopefully they won't be burned out by the time the big night arrives! Somehow I think they'll manage!