2020- the year that doesn't stop taking.
You know...as far as this whole stupid year goes, I've honestly had it pretty easy. I've been blessed that my husband's job could keep us steady and he was easily able to work from home. Even lucky that my little girl is as introverted as I am, so while she missed school- she wasn't completely devastated to just be home with Mom and Dad for months. But man...losing one of these prime years of holidays...that one has sucked.
As parents we all know how limited our time is with our kids before they become teenagers and *tear* adults. I knew by August we probably wouldn't be having a typical Halloween...the idea of Trick or Treating just sounds...risky. I've seen all the cute social distanced contraptions showing up online and the people trying to find work arounds...but the fact is I just can't go to each house and know the precautions they're taking. One sneezed on candy wrapped it all it would take.
So we'll be home. BUT. I still want my baby to have a fun Halloween. So I've spent the last couple of weeks finding (read: pinning) ideas for Halloween fun....
Sugar cookies are a favorite around here- when I saw these ghost cookies I thought SWEET- I don't need to mess with a thousand food colorings! Haha...so I picked up some ghost cookie cutters from amazon and I figure making cookies accounts for at least a couple hours of Halloween fun when all is said and done.
We actually already made this- but it would also be a fun craft to put together day of! We got the twig wreath from Michaels and a handful of rubber snakes from Walmart. Ours is still sitting around waiting to be hung...I'm planning to add a few halloween battery powered lights to it...actually should probably just go hang it up since it's like less than a week from D day >.<
This cute little skele fairy was a must do for me- I found a little skeleton at Target and I always have these feather butterflies hanging around in my studio- you can find them at Michael's or Joanns! It was a quick craft, and now we have a skeleton fairy to ride our skeleton unicorn hahaha! Again this is an easy craft to delight the littles and keep their mind off stranger's candy.
These vampire donuts looked easy as hell and as we have a deep abiding love of donuts in this house, it's a must do. I haven't actually shopped for these yet, so I'm hoping there's still plenty of these plastic teeth floatin around in stores....
Since we're clearly aiming for a giant stomachache this Halloween (I mean- that's half the point right?) I figured how better to feed the kiddo non-sugar food than to just stuff her full of carbs and cheese lol! These pumpkin quesadillas are so fun; again- this one looks super easy to do, and I'm all about that!
And to wash it all down- some evil looking black lemonade! I actually ordered some 3d silicone skull ice cube trays to add into this...I may have spiked the ice cubes with tiny plastic spiders too. I don't actually think my kiddo will think that's as hilarious as I do ^_^
And of course- me being me we've done a bunch of Halloween shoots this month! If anyone is looking for last minute Halloween fun- I may have some space left on my calendar this week for a spooky mini session!
Hope ya'll stay safe and filled with sugar this weekend <3