Oh wow!! This is fun!!
Thanks for all the well wishes on the new grand!! I'll post when she arrives.
The pie is same as the pie on the Libby's Pumpkin can . . . I just use any orange squash (acorn, pie pumplin, hubbard, etc.)
Carol . . . I hope you get to see pics of the grands!! Maybe they'll email some pics to you!!
Old Hippy . . . I'm glad you are able to participate again in Halloween activities . . . that must be really hard. I bet your dad would smile!!!
Redrose . . . . *phewwwwww* sounds like a really busy night for you! Be careful you don't dupe your good progress . . . I bet Alexander will be a little sweet pea in his bunny costume!!
The Play-Doh is in tiny cans and it was way inexpensive (I spent less than $4 and I have 24 cans) . . . so not bad. We don't get many knocks at the door anymore . . . so its easier to buy stuff.
One year, I made a ridiculously simple costume for myself. I wore an old cloak which I brought up over my head. I took a baby-doll and sat her on my head and used a coat hanger to balance her on my shoulders, so only her head was sticking out of the top of the cloak. It sounds dumb . . . but it is REALLY spooky! I sat in a chair outside, by the front steps and held a bowl of candy in my lap. It looked like a "dummy" sitting in the chair . . . and there was a note in the candy bowl, "please take one". When the teens walked up, I could here them snicker and they'd grab at the bowl for a big handful . . . well you should have seen them jump when I roared "HEY . . . one each!!" . . . . Then we'd all have a great laugh . . . but I sat really still when the little ones would approach . . . because it was actually too scary for them. Maybe I should revisit that costume . . . "Mwah-ah-ahhhhhhhhh!!!!"
One other tradition we had was getting the top off the pumpkin with great effort and sending the kids for another piece of newspaper so I could drop in a bag of candy and replace the top. When they'd return, I'd pretend to finally lift out the top and they would shriek at the candy stash inside!!! They always thought we chose the "Great Pumpkin". I'll have to try that on the grands . . . although they are probably way too smart for that trick.
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