Sunday, October 31, 2010

Every day is Halloween!

Halloween is such a fun holiday. It seems I am never fully prepared for it though. This year I tried harder to plan out a costume. Back in July when we were in San Diego, I found a pink fringe dress at H & M on clearance for $7. Yes! This is an easy flapper costume for Halloween I thought.
When it came time for the Critical Mass Halloween ride, it was a little chilly and I didn't feel like wearing a short fringe dress on a bike, so I did the face paint and that was fun.

Little 5 Points has a big Halloween parade every year, (one week early this year) and OOH the people watching!  There were a lot of costumes on the sidelines and I was wishing I had worn my flapper dress that day to the festivities.  As you can see the sidewalks were jammed with people waiting for the parade to come by.
Here are some of the other pics I took.  This is not your "normal" parade and if you've ever been to Little 5 Points you would expect nothing less.  Perfect example right here:
This is my favorite picture:
These cartoon character costumes made out of cardboard were really cool too.
Always interesting in Little 5.
On Halloween night we wanted to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  It was a beautiful Fall day and we had gone on a little walk  in the woods [at Kennesaw Mountain] with Lucy and Sean, and decided to cookout at their house and wait for the rush of kids. 
Lucy bought her beautiful dog a bumble bee outfit and although she looked adorable I couldn't help but think the dog felt like she was wearing a dunce cap.  It was something I saw in her eyes.  You're not dumb little Aphi, as a matter of fact you are one of the smartest, most well behaved dogs I have met.  Not to mention the shiniest.
We were prepared with 5 lbs of candy.  I am sorry to say that the expected rush of trick-or-treaters never came and we were left with many pounds of left over candy.   (None of which I brought home with me)   We did see some cute kids in costume and no one was more excited than Lucy.  She jumped out of her chair whenever she heard little voices coming.
Lucy said she was going to be Princess Lea, and then bailed.  Ernesto and I thought it would be fun to dress up too. Really I just wanted to wear the awesome dress that I bought at Goodwill on Saturday.  It reminds me of a Mexican Katrina and it goes perfectly with the paper mache mask that Ernesto made and wore last year. 
Isn't it awesome? I keep thinking about when and where I will wear it!  $9!! LOVE.
Im not sure what Ernesto's mask is supposed to be, but he got it just so he could scare the kids.  He had a great plan to sit on the front porch very very still with the bowl, of candy.  Then when the kids come close he would scare them. 

Unfortunately he sat there for 15 minutes and no more kids came to the door.   Great idea though mi amor!  He had another great one too, he brought one of his Bliss Lights and pointed it on the house and tree.  Isn't that cool how one spotlight can cover so much space?  We had the coolest spot on the street. You can get one of these lights, just call us or go to the Christmas Light Pros

This is Halloween related and I just had to share.

My bother Bill and his wife Barbie went to a Halloween party and took "Cat Poop Cookies"
Take a look at how these no-bake cookies are served...on a bed of Grape Nuts  This is genius!

Cat Poop Cookie Recipe
Ingredients :
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats (Grind so Powder like)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Let cool a little.

Put in Ziploc bag. Cut end so you can squeeze "poop" onto wax paper- put in freezer to solidify.
Drop into a bed of Grapenuts and use a brand new kitty litter scooper.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!! That is awesome and weird. I have to make those!


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