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Thursday, November 1, 2007

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. We had a great day here! The kids had parties at their schools and came home wired on sugar and ready to Trick-or-Treat. We had some neighbors over for a play date and that helped burn off some of their energy.

Before we headed out to Trick-or-Treat I made these cute little mummy pizzas for dinner. The kids scarfed them up. I was quite impressed with myself and feel at least I am attempting to keep up with my fun mom friend Jennifer. (Check out her site, she's already doing cool things for Thanksgiving. No wonder, once again last night, my son asked to live at her house.)

I got the kids dressed in the costumes and here is what they looked like:

I was very excited this year. Sarah went as a beautiful ballerina. The cost of her costume for me was...nothing! My mom got her the darling little ballerina tutu dress as a dress-up item for her birthday in June.

Peter's costume cost us a total of $6. The shirt, t-shirt and sweat pants were items we already had or were recently purchased and will be used as regular clothing many times. I got the hat, the eye patch, the ear ring (which he wouldn't wear), the sword, and the vest at the dollar store.

I also got three red bandannas with cool skulls on them from Wal-Mart...they weren't even in the Halloween section...they were in with the ladies belts and scarves. I swear you can get anything at Wal-Mart. Total for all the items for his costume was only $6! I was so excited! This is the first year that I haven't gone overboard and spent hours and hours pouring over websites trying to find just the right costume and spending way too much money! Dave Ramsey would be so proud!

Here are all the neighbors and friends we Trick-or-Treated with last night. We had a great time cruising the neighborhood for candy with them!


jennwa said...

I am going to make you the fun mom yet. I love Peter, but I can not have anymore kids in my house, or the fun mom would turn into the completely crazy mom.

Megan Cobb said...

So cute they are. And awesome job doing them up so frugally, too. Those pizzas are adorable... My goodness there are some great ideas in bloggy land!

Pam said...

Great job on the frugal costumes. Those pizzas are hilarious--especially the one with the leaky eye!

Chris said...

I want to live at YOUR house! Those are so cute!

I terrorize my poor kids by making them eat "Feet of Meat." Amazing what you can do with meatloaf, olives, and ketchup. ;)