Happy Halloween weekend! I got to trick or treat for the first time in 15 years last night with my 2 year old and his friends (the last time I went was in college…don’t judge). There’s nothing cuter than a dozen 2 and 3 year olds in mini-costumes hyped up on sugar and candy excitement. On the way home from the party in the car, Judah said in his little 2 year old voice, “Mom, that was a fun celebration day, like a birthday party and a candy party both together!”
I decided to have Judah’s 3rd party birthday last weekend–and a month early–so that we could do it at a spectacular farm/pumpkin patch–Gaver Farm–near our house (they close next weekend). These are the homemade Thank You Pumpkin Cards Judah and I made for his friends who came to the party, using foam glitter pumpkin cut-outs from Michaels.
First, we hot-glued 2 of the foam cut-outs together and tied raffia on the ‘pumpkin’ stem. Having two cut-outs made the cards more sturdy and easier to write on the back.
Then we used letter stamps on burlap choosing the first letters of the children’s names.
Next, we hot-glued the cut-out letters onto each of the pumpkins and wrote on the back. Don’t worry if the letters aren’t a perfect square–these are supposed to look homemade/handmade.
I usually keep a pack of generic envelopes (that you can buy at any craft store, such as Michaels) on hand for projects such as this. Judah is still delighted to add stickers to almost anything, including these.
Last night on Halloween, a friend of ours had a Halloween party at their home, and we all went trick-or-treating together with the kids. As this was my son’s first time ever trick or treating, I thought he would be a little more perplexed as to what was going on around him–but he skipped right past that into pure ectasy. Of course, it’s totally normal to dress up as a pirate and parade around with your costumed friends to strangers’ homes and ask for candy.
Whenever someone would drop candy into his little pumpkin bag, I heard him say, “More, please!” Or he’d just reach his hand into the bowl and take control of the situation. Here is my little pirate….
I was so disappointed that I didn’t have time to make a better costume for Baby Wynn’s first Halloween, but it just didn’t happen. I will have to make it up next year. Here are a few of the photos from last night of Baby Wynn, who is 1 month old on Monday.
Wishing you a Happy Halloween weekend and super week!