Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Festivities 2009

So it's NO secret that I love Halloween! Not only do I love Halloween but I love this time of year....FALL. Pumpkins, decorating for fall, new fall candles, and dressing up for Halloween just gets me all giddy. This year is no different. We have been busy with lots of fun things. We picked out our pumpkins from grandpas house, I put all my fall decor out, lit up my pumpkin spice candle, and I was set. Except for the decision... what to be for Halloween?? So browsing I went and like every year nothing in the stores caught my eye mainly because I think the costumes in the stores are over priced and cheaply made. So to Hancock fabric I went and yes I saw several patterns that I fell in love with. But I narrowed it down to one and I bought the pattern for ONE dollar and I was on my way. Well here it was the end of September and I decided that with everything going on there was no way I could make 5 Halloween costumes in time. So back to decision time it was.................................................
and this is what I decided

SHREK, FIONA, PUSS n BOOTS, GINGERBREAD MAN, AND DONKEY


We had our annual Sakota Halloween Party on Saturday and we had a blast! Everyone that came had great costumes. I must say I do have the funnest family...even my cute little grandma who is in her 80's even dressed up. We had a potatoe bar, the kids played Halloween Games,and we had a haunted house in the shed. My dad makes our shed into a haunted house and boy did he do awesome!! My dad, us siblings, and our spouses help him with all the scariness. This year our young womens came through it and it was so fun!. My dad definetely out did himself, I must say for an amateur he did not disappoint!!
Here is the clan:














WITCHES NIGHT OUT...


We also had our Witches Night Out this week and boy was it a hoot. This was the invite we used, I thought it turned out so cute. One of my friends sister made it for us and I love it!! We had 30 witches show up this year. I think the owners at New Hong Kong thought we were all crazy or drunk...one of the two :)



We gave out prizes for the scariest witch, cutest witch, and best cackle.



SCARIEST WITCH


CUTEST WITCH


 BEST WITCH CACKLE

We have had lots of fun Halloween Festivities and it's not even Halloween yet! Stay tuned for more posts. We still have our ward Halloween party, school carnival, and trick or treating.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

9 comments:

Tricia said...

I LOVE your family! I seriously want to be adopted in :)! All of the costumes are AWESOME! Your little Grandma is darling! I will e-mail you some pictures of our other party.

T&K SMITH said...

wow it looks like we missed a good party:( Every year we don't come your dad does a awesome spook house dang it! I love your family costumes you did a awesome job!

T&K SMITH said...

So are you guys moving???

paperbird said...

So fun to come to your blog Lesa and see these wonderful photographs. Everyone looked great! Love your Shrek family picture and the family with the pumpkin head guy- so funny.
We love Halloween too!
Thank you so much for your birthday wish- It was sweet and I really appreciate your kind words :)

Alison said...

I LOVE it! You guys always have the FUNNEST costume ideas! LOVE it! Looks like so much fun.

paperbird said...

Lesa I had to come back and show my husband these wonderful Halloween pictures. Your family is awesome- your little Grandma is so cute. It was really great to see these pictures- especially since my very own Daughter has not sent me any!

Sally said...

Holy Cow, you guys KILLED it with the costumes!! Loved them. If only i could sew like you and Karri. I was actually telling my sisters and mom about your family party (I saw the picts on Facebook)and was going to pull it up and show them.

What a super fun family you have!

alicia.king said...

these are the best costumes!!! so funny!

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