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Red_34
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   Posted 10/30/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a huge lover of Halloween and we like to go all out for it.  I have to admit, some years I just didn't do it very well because I felt like total doggy doo.  But this year, for once in a very long time, I actually feel like being a kid again - my Uc has been fairly good!  smilewinkgrin    So what do you do? Do you take the kids out trick or treating?  Do you dress up?  Are you having a party?  Everyone is tickled that Halloween falls on a Friday this year!
 
Tomorrow, my daughter is taking her cousins out with her trick or treating while I hang back to pass out candy.  My son is going to hide in a coffin and pop up as the kids walk by while my husband who is on stilts wearing a rabid bat costume walks around (yes, he's an 8ft rabid bat - scary!).  Then on Saturday, I am having a huge Halloween party.  I can't wait!
 
Ok, so while I am typing this I can't help but feel I am getting a nono from the mods.  Sorry I have been MIA - and actually I am still gonna be MIA for a while yet.  My fingers have been swollen on me and extremely painful.  But I HAD to get my HW fix turn   and see what y'all were doing for Halloween!
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
nono   tongue
 
Since we're in an adult community, there are no trick or treaters here. We're going to a neighborhood Halloween party. Boo!
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Lonie
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   

nono   blush

Hee hee.....well, since I recently moved to a house on a kid friendly court and there are Halloween decorations everywhere I'm assuming it's pretty active with kids running about. Actually the neighbors on this court get together frequently, so I have a feeling we'll all be outside socializing together while the kids run around. A lot of times the guys bring out all the barbeques and we just have one big party. Really fun! So I'm looking forward to this Halloween in my new digs.

Sheeerrryyyyy....... ha!


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ediekristen
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually went to a party last Saturday, I had soooo much fun. A friend and I got together beforehand and did our make up. It was really a two person job. He had latex pieces on to look like his eye was hanging out and his throat was cut and he had bones sticking out of his arm, and I looked like I had playing cards sticking out of me... See, I dressed up as Alice in Wonderland but a little on the dead side :D I was basically covered in blood and looked positively evil. It was fantastic. I even made a purse out of a stuffed white rabbit and tied a pocket watch chain around his neck as a "noose" which doubled as the purse strap. Then I hollowed him out and put my stuff in there. Everyone loved it. Too bad we got there too late because we got caught up with the makeup details so we missed the costume contest. They told us if we had made it earlier we totally would've won. Oh well. Everyone got a kick out of it. I'm hoping someone took good pictures because I didn't have my camera and I'd love to post some!

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jano437
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
no big plans, just staying home handing out candy
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Beth75
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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I live in a drop off neighborhood, everyone comes and I usually end up running out of candy around about a 1/2 hour before it ends. Last year we had over 200 pieces of candy.

I am going to a halloween party on Sat and am dressing up as Sarah Palin and my husband is dressing up as her pregnant daughter. I am going to make some button's that say things like, "Alaskans do it better", "Is that the north pole or are you just happy to see me".

I will also be making kitty litter cake, it looks so gross but tastes so good! I shape tootsie rolls into cat turds and put them on top of cake. I make the top of the cake look like kitty litter using food coloring on crumbled up cookies and I use a kitty liner in the bottom of the cake dish and put a pooper scooper in it.
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hedgehog
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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Beth - after seeing your post about dressing up as Sarah Palin, I noticed on my iGoogle home page that the wikihow of the day was how to look like her.
Here's the link if you need any help with your costume:
 
I'll just be handing out candy this year.
 
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Got2Believe
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   Posted 10/30/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Company dress up party and BBQ lunch then taking my 2yo trick-or-treating with her mother. I was lucky to find her the last pink princess dress at walmart her size. yay!
I wish I could hand out candy. that would be fun seeing all the costumes and little kiddos. I have a lot of neighborhood kids, 5 right next door, but everyone goes to the richer side of town or to trunk-or-treats at church parking lots.
Oh yeah i'm going to be a biker dude with skull tattoo sleeves and a long haired bandana with skulls.hehe.

Beth75
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   Posted 10/30/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Tara, I just need the glasses and also I wanted to get a baby doll to carry around too.
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
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   Posted 10/30/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
GHOST HUNTERS - LIVE from Fort Delaware (Civil War POW camp) !! All night!! Sci Fi channel, it's a hoot, we watch every year.

Otherwise, we have no kids but we'll give out lots of candy.
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Gigi1227
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   Posted 10/30/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
We don't have trick or treaters where we live - we're too old to go to parties, as I am asleep by 8 or 9 everynight, but will be taking a treat over to our grandson who is 5 yrs. old.  Our other two grandaughters live in another town.
 
I sure hope you have fun and enjoy your party Saturday as well!
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 10/30/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Same as you Gigi.  Our neighbor girl may come over for treats so I have a little candy (the kind my husband likes LOL).  We are way out in the country so not many kids come anymore.  I decorate the house some and lights in the window - I always liked the ghosts and goblins!

Getting ready for our week in Vegas - yipppeeee!!

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Red_34
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   Posted 10/31/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like some of you have great plans! :) When I have my Halloween party tomorrow, I am dressing up as a pirate, my hubby is going to be that squid/octopus headed guy from Pirates of the Caribean, my daughter is going to be a raspberry shortcake girl and my son is going to be a corpse. I am expecting around 30 adults and 15 kids/teens.

We sometimes have a lot of kids and sometimes don't for Halloween night. It depends on the weather really and tonight is supposed to be around 60 so I imagine we will have quite a few kids. They also like to come back to check out my hubbys 8ft bat costume. Last year, his costume even made the evening news so he got his 3 seconds of fame! :)

You all have a safe Halloween and for the ones that have kids - take it easy on the candy!
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Bennie
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   Posted 10/31/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   

I am not dressing up this year but I usually like to make all the costumes. For myself, I like to make costumes that are a play on words. One year I went as a "cereal killer". I took individual cereal boxes, stuck plastic knives in them, painted some red nail polish on them and pinned them to my clothes. Another year I was a "spelling bee". I dressed as a bee and pinned words all over.

My youngest son is dressed as a Beatle from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. We bought a womens suit from the thrift store. I sewed on different trimmings to make it look similar to what the Beatles wore on the album cover. He added glasses and is carrying around the album cover today.

My oldest son is an auto mechanic. He hiked his pants up today, added a bowtie, nerdy glasses, and safety earmuffs. He looks like such a goof. He was going to walk in to work and act like nothing was different. Wish I could be there to see that!

Bratcat's high school sponsors Safe Halloween each year. They invite all the elementary school kids to trick or treat safely inside the school. Each club gives out candy and usually has something fun for the kids to do. She's dressed as a cat. It was a costume I made her when she was about 5 years old. Ears, wristlets, anklets, a tail and a bowtie.

Since it is a Friday, I expect we will have more kids trick or treating in our neighborhood than usual.


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winni
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   Posted 10/31/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
my boyfriend and i are going as beavis and butthead...hee hee
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Paul L
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
My plans for Halloween are to stay in bed at the hospital. This will be the first year I was unable to take my 6 year old daughter out trick or treating. My wife will have to do it this year and no one will be at home to give out candies to the kids.
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   Posted 10/31/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   

Paul L. - just think how wonderful next year will be - you will feel wonderful and make a great costume and go with your daughter!!  Right now healing is your JOB!!  She may not understand right now but she will when she has her DAd for many years to come.  My DAd will be 96 in Feb. and doing quite well.  Dad's are very important to daughters!!  I am so lucky and happy to have mine so long!

ElaineNY


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 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
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