My children and I love to attend as many Halloween parties and events as possible during October. Fun, candy, friends, candy, costumes, did I say candy? After all that fun and Momma hustle I love a glass of Spooky Apple Sangria with a Hint of Peach.
My children love to plan seasonal parties. But this week, my to do list was huge suitcases to unpack, laundry to do, work to finish, and a packed calendar too. So, when my girls started brainstorming a Halloween gathering it was all I could do not to nix the idea immediately. Instead, I handed party planning, prep, and clean up over to my girls.
Halloween costumes are a huge deal for my children. We often have many fun opportunities to wear costumes to events all October long, not to mention Halloween night! By the time September hits, the children are already planning costumes. This year, I let them know well in advance that Halloween would be a ‘no spend’ holiday for us. Costumes must come from the (huge) dress up box, or be created
Last fall, with the holiday season looming, I looked forward to a time when the last holiday memories would be from our ‘new life’. I hoped the holidays of 2015 would be easier. For the kids at least this October and Halloween, were easier- even good! It may have been harder for me- but as long as they are thriving I’m happy enough. This month we enjoyed both old and new(er) pumpkin
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixIns #CollectiveBias Halloween is over- have your children come off the sugar high yet? I know mine haven’t! Heaping Trick or Treat bags is evidence of a great Halloween, right? With 6 children, we came home with a lot of candy. I’m talking 4 big mixing bowls still left after eating candy non-stop for two
October. The month I try to pack in all.the.fun. There are more events and fun ideas on the bucket list than we can possibly enjoy in 31 days! Especially this year, when early October brought rain for nearly two weeks straight. After the rain, came the pumpkin patch. This year we drove back to our old stomping grounds, had a lovely long weekend with friends and family, plus checked the pumpkin patch off the
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias Long gone are the days of toilet papering the neighborhood houses for Halloween fun. These days the new tradition of BOO’ing takes the place of the horrible Halloween pranking of my generation. I’m so glad my children have a fun, yet kind way to have some Halloween adventure! Have you heard of
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias With the release of MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron my children are all Avengers all the time. One advantage to having a big family, is plenty of people to act out nearly all the characters! I never know when Iron Man is going to zoom past me in the kitchen, or if Spiderman will
My Mom made Dirt Cake for my 6th grade birthday party and it was love at first taste. In fact, it has been my birthday cake of choice for the last 20+ years. I’ve even managed to pass the love of Dirt Cake on to my children, and each year at least a few of them choose Dirt Cake for their own birthdays. The great thing about Dirt Cake is