Yes, I know it is late. Perhaps it was all the stress I put into carving my pumpkin but I neglected to post some photos.
I had some friends over a few days before Halloween to carve pumpkins and eat yummy treats. (Megan you missed out. I know you read this!) I didn't even bother to take a good picture of my costume.
I tried to be ambitious with my pumpkin carving. I hadn't put too much thought into my design but I knew I wanted some sort of scene with a spooky tree and a moon and maybe a ghost or something. I was trying to do that half carving trick where you mostly just shave off the outer layer so the light glows through but not as much as if it was a full hole. Yeah, didn't work. And I got frustrated and gave up after about three hours of man handling that pumpkin.
Justin's pumpkin was more successful. His pumpkin even made it on punknews.org.
I read this cool idea for "bleeding candles." You melt a red candle over a white one so it looks like blood. Turns out they sell these for real but it's just a red candle wrapped in white so when it melts the red inside "bleeds." Oh well. Adriane game me this cute idea to put the candles in apples because I never found candle holders I liked.
I even made these little treat bags. I bought party treat bags, filled them with some of my favorite candies and stapled holiday paper over the top and added a little trick or treat stamp.
As for real Halloween I didn't have any plans so Adriane stopped by to hang out. Then Cristy called and we ended up going bowling that night instead!
We only had one trick or treat-er on Halloween. A little girl with her dad who waited down stairs. We didn't expect anyone to come by and all the candy we had left was a half eaten box of Sprees so we gave her that. Poor girl. I don't know what was worse, getting second hand candy or having to carry around all your candy in a Victoria's Secret shopping bag. No lie.