I'm so excited to announce the winner of the book and Starbucks gift card from last week's post! Thank you to all of you who entered. Jessica Gipson, I emailed you earlier this week. Congrats! If you didn't win, grab your own copy of the book HERE...you will love it! Stay tuned for future giveaways on the blog. :)
It's Friday and you know what that means...
(Image from www.pinterest.com)
Since it's Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fun to show you our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween around the Zehr house. To me, Halloween is just the start of the holiday season and it is the one holiday that is easy and low stress. So fun!
Pumpkins and mums and skulls, oh my! We love to decorate the house for Halloween and we get our pumpkins early. We either carve or paint them the weekend before Halloween.
We love choosing Halloween costumes. Although the older boys don't dress up anymore, our little is still so excited about it! My favorite sources for costumes are Old Navy (for the littles), Costumes.com, Amazon, and Costco. Dan and I used to attend or host a party each year, but last year we just dressed up and took Mason out. Here are some of our looks in the past few years...
Halloween is the perfect night to throw together an easy chili recipe like THIS or a soup like THIS to eat before trick-or-treating. Put all of your ingredients in the slow cooker and dinner is so easy on this busy night.
Halloween wouldn't be the same without watching It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Hocus Pocus or Spookley the Square Pumpkin. :)
(image from www.tvguide.com)
(image from www.flixlist.com)
(image from www.amazon.com)
Each year, we buy Mason a Halloween plate from Pottery Barn and new Halloween pajamas. Here are his choices this year...
(image from www.potterybarnkids.com)
PJ's from Gymboree :)
There a several fun Halloween events for families in our area and we like to do at least one each year.
Halloween In the Park
Boo Bash (Trick-or-Treating at the high school where we work)
The Pumpkin Patch
We make a trip to a local apple farm each year to pick out pumpkins and get lost in a corn maze. It's the perfect fall day and I look forward to it all year!
I'd love to hear your ideas for making Halloween fun!
Have a fantastic weekend!