We had a lot of fun activities planned for Halloween weekend. To our surprise on October 27, 2010, we got three inches of snow. Luckily, it melted by the end of the day! We crossed our fingers for better weather during the weekend but it didn't work out because it rained! We tried our best to not let the rain ruin our fun!
The girls got creative this year coming up with costume ideas. My oldest daughter decided it would be cool to be a klutz or accident victim, while little sister wanted to be a bootiful butterfly! The butterfly costume came from Robin (my awesome visiting teacher)who gave me some adorable hand me down homemade costumes last year! We had to borrow some things for the klutz costume such as the crutches, boot, and neck brace! I got some pretty pink/purple eye shadow and glitter face make up for the butterfly. I put her hair in pony tails and added yellow pipe cleaners as her antenna! As for klutz, I made a fake black eye with a black stick of make up. Added some purple color to the black eye to make it look more realistic. We stuck a couple of band-aids on her face too. We found her nightgown dress at Savers! The texture of the dress reminded us of a towel or soft robe! We even made a patient hospital wrist band!
My oldest daughter invited over two friends for a Halloween slumber party on Friday night. They played games such as hungry hippos, attack uno, the game of life, compatibility, and 20 random questions. While listening to The Phantom of The Opera soundtrack, we painted our nails with Halloween color nail polishes (black, blue, green, orange, and purple). We had pizza, soda, made fruit sushi, popcorn, and pudding cups! A total sugar rush! The girls were so silly and sleepless! They ended the night watching a movie. They had a couple options to watch Halloween movies such as Nightmare Before Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but they thought Elf was the best option, lol!
Our California sushi rolls! This is one trick that makes a tasty treat!
Fruit Sushi Recipe By Rachael Ray
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 package of marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
18 fruit roll-ups
Possible candy: licorice cut in half, Swedish fish, gummy worms, eye balls, etc.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir the marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat and add cereal. Stir to coat cereal evenly in the melted marshmallows. Roll out the fruit roll-ups, place some candy on the roll-up, then add a few spoonfuls of the cereal mixture, and then press some more candy on top of cereal mixture. Wrap and roll the candy and fruit roll up so that the finished product resembles a sushi roll. Place a sharp knife in warm water. Cut the candy sushi with the warm knife and arrange pieces on a plate to serve.
My chocolate and vanilla pudding cups with Halloween sprinkles!
Around 1:30PM on Saturday we attended our ward party. It was supposed to be outdoors but due to the inclement weather they moved it indoors at the church. There were many activities for the kids, such as playing games, writing letters to the missionaries, making ghosts (with suckers), coloring, fishing for prizes, cookie walk, watching It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and eating donuts from a string. We ate chili, corn bread, and cookies for dinner. I volunteered to bring some peanut butter candy corn Halloween cookies. The kids got to see the new Pleasant Grove fire truck. My oldest daughter won the funniest costume in her age group at the party. She got to pick out a large size candy (Skittles).
I was dressed up in Halloween colors black, green, and orange. I was told I looked like a I was ready to go deer hunting, lol!
My amazing Halloween cookies! You can find the recipe here: Candy Corn Kisses Autumn Cookies
My girls with a friend (dressed up as a doctor) standing near the ambulance outside the church!
John missed out on all the fun on Saturday due to having to work all day long. He did make it home in time to take the girls trick or treating! Mother Nature was not too happy at the time! The kids went trick or treating in down pouring rain. We had to put ponchos on them to keep them dry, which covered up most of their costumes. Rain on Halloween just ruined the fun of trick or treating! They didn't last more than three streets (we even drove the car). In the end, it was okay the less candy the better for their teeth and less temptation for me to eat it, lol! In addition, we took the girls to Orem to see family, dropped off some cookies and fruit sushi to Justin Silva, and went to Winco to pick out some bulk candy as our treat for not being able to trick or treat very long. We got less than a pound of each of the following:
1. Chocolate Body Parts- nose, toes, fingers, ears, and eye balls tiny sister's sweet treat.
2. Sour Strawberry Tape- big sister's sour treat.
3. Szechuan Mix- crackers, wasabi peas, nuts, etc John's salty treat.
4. Mount Hood Mix- toffee, chocolate, nuts, and yogurt- my sweet and salty treat.