Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Halloween Tradition

For the past 3 years, my friend Cassie has held a Halloween party for our book club. If that were it, that would be really nice. But she doesn't just invite the girls, she invites the husbands and the kids. We're at 17 now, and counting. We sound like that TV show. So Cassie is more than really nice. She is REALLY, REALLY nice.

It is a bit crazy. It gets a bit more crazy every year, but it is also a lot of fun, and now it is really a tradition. There is lots of good food. Everyone brings something to share.

Cassie sets up tables in her lovely backyard, with tablecloths and flowers. This year there were lights strung overhead. It is beautiful and serene. Even with 17 kids running around like maniacs.

The kids all wear costumes. It is fun to see them change every year.

Then there is trick or treating. The first year of the party, most of the kids were novice trick or treaters. We wanted to show them the ropes. Now, most of them are all seasoned veterans, but there are always some new ones just figuring it out. They are the ones that sit down after the first stop, thrilled that there is one thing in their bag.

To make things even more fun, the evening ends with the kids decorating cupcakes with candy. There are all sorts to choose from, and they make good use of it.

I think this picture says it all. 2 mouths full of cupcake and candy. Halloween is so much fun!
Thanks, Cassie and Ross for sharing your home with all our little ones. It is a great tradition. We look forward to it every year. Happy Halloween everyone.

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