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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{inspired by} halloween...already??

It is hard to believe that yet another month has flown by...and it's Halloween this weekend!

My children love dressing up, and have been to many Halloween parties over the years. But, although they have asked many times, I have to admit I have never been very comfortable with the idea of trick or treating....mostly because you just never know who's out there, but also because I don't want to upset anyone who is very against the idea of halloween. 

With my oldest turning 11 this year, he is very keen to go out trick or treating (mostly for the lollies!!) and so the nagging has stepped up a notch.  A dear friend of mine (also with a 10 year old) came up with a great idea...she has invited a group of families who all know each other and live locally to mark their homes to let the other families know the children are welcome to knock for trick or treat. We have about 10 in the group so far, so it should be a fun (worry-free) night!!

So now to think about costumes!! We spotted these sweet no-sew ones over at, and thought you might like them!

lady bug - find instructions here

jack-o-lantern pumpkin - find instructions here

We would love to hear how you celebrate halloween?  Are you having a party? Decorating the front garden? Keeping a stash of lollies by the door? or will you be trick or treating?

Happy Halloween!! x


  1. Thanks for linking!! :) Those are my boys. So cute, I think. :)

  2. very cute indeed!! thank you for the inspiration! Tanya x