LO kept yelling, "More DOORS!" and then would ask to be carried between houses. One little old lady handed her a piece of candy and she yelled really excitedly, "THIS LADY IS HANDING OUT MUSHY CANDY!!" There were lots of families and groups out and it made the whole experience a lot more fun. Our big group split up a bit as herding that many kids to each door was a bit overwhelming and we lost a few as they passed their own houses but a few came back to stuff as much in their mouths as possible. I kept encouraging LO to go hog wild and she ate three witch cookies and probably five pieces of candy over the course of the evening. I was a bit nervous about letting her go crazy and it turned out to be not that crazy. She tasted a few things and didn't like them and went on to the next. The fifth piece of candy only had a tiny bite in it.
The switch fairy brought her princess Candyland and a mermaid stuffed doll and she was pretty excited. There was one comment asking about her candy and that was it. She had been sorting our Halloween candy and pretending to trick or treat for weeks so I think she was more bummed that the game was over than the actual loss of eating. Telling her she could eat as much as she wanted on Halloween after dinner really helped with the wanting to eat it before Halloween, as the answer was always no BUT get excited because you can go crazy. I reminded her a lot to eat up that night too. I think the switch fairy was probably unnecessary and I will see if she brings it up next year.
I did some artsy food shots before the party and then totally failed to get a family shot. Also, LO didn't wear her nightgown costume but some cheapo Rapunzel get-up that was hanging around. Whatever...
|Do your kids ever drop everything and |
run at you when you get out the camera??
Camera=attack me in kid language
|Yes, I am pissed that she picked me up to take a picture|
|This is serious business and should be treated as such.|