Today was my daughter’s preschool Halloween party. Not “party” in the sense that there was music and singing and treats.
No, it was more like a race to get through the 5 craft and skills stations in less than 45 minutes. And treats needed to be consumed in that time as well.
I would consider it more like a challenge than a party.
But Marie had a great time and that’s all that matters. (I’ll matter later tonight when I am drinking a Harvest Moon beer while catching up on the Jersey Shore reunion).
And let’s talk about treat bag that were handed out at this party. Our bag was modest with snack size M & M’s and raisins with a homemade tag that Marie used a “Happy Halloween” stamp and wrote her name. Some of these treat bags were over. the. top. Whatever.
So where’s the feel good part of this post you ask? I decided to post a picture from one of my happiest Halloween when I was a kid.
|Me as Princess Lea, age 6|
I loved this costume. My mom made it for me from white flannel. She did my hair up in those braided buns. And I had a laser gun. How cool is that?!
I won first prize at my elementary school costume parade.
And afterwards, my costume became a nightgown.
Maybe it was because I was a kid and everything was magical back then. Or maybe because times were different and Halloween seemed a whole lot simpler. Or maybe both. But that was one of the best Halloweens ever!
And here’s to hoping that Marie and Thomas will have memories like that as well.
Tell me, Friends, what is your favorite Halloween memory?
And guess what?! My next post will mark my 100th! Can you believe it? I’m so excited!!
Have a great Halloween!!