Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Traditions

Right now, our family doesn't have a lot of Halloween traditions, but I hope as the boys get older that we will establish some!

So far, we have the pumpkin patch tradition, which will definitely be kept in place, even after the boys are a bit older we will still go for the hay rides!

Last year we went to a farm here in Chesapeake with the entire family, Mandy, Grayson, Spencer, Frankie, Chrissy, Tyler, Brianna, Ashley, and Carolynn, as well as Mom & Dad all joined up at the farm!  We had a good time, but it was expensive and they didn't have a lot to do.

This year, Luke, Vinnie, & I went to Taylor Farm with the Attachment Parenting group.  We had a blast.  From now on Taylor Farm is my farm of choice!

The only other tradition we have is going trick or treating, and that some part of or all of the costume has to be Mama made!

For Luke's first Halloween he wasn't even two full weeks old, so we just visited with Mom & Dad at their hotel room.

Last year, we dressed him as Charlie Brown and I made the shirt & tote bag for him.

This year, Luke went as Buzz Lightyear.  While he did wear a hand-me-down store costume, I spruced it up quite a bit.  I also made a carrier cover to go alone with Vinnie's store bought monkey costume.

I think next year we will add in two new traditions.

The first one is to watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" as a family.  That one is easy as pie!

The second one is to donate most of our trick or treat candy to the military (through a dentist or other organization) and have the boys receive a gift from "the Great Pumpkin" instead.

This post was inspired by The Mother Huddle.

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