Wednesday, November 02, 2011

WWTKW: Post-Halloween Edition

Halloween has come and gone, so for this week’s “We Want To Know Wedesday”, the lovely hostesses – Mamarazzi, Queso, and Crazymama – are wondering how we spent the spooktacular day.

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Here are this week’s questions:

{1} How did you celebrate Halloween? Trick or treating? Adult party? Trunk or treat?
{2} What candy is your favorite/the first thing you steal from the kids?
{3} What kind of candy do you give out, is it your favorite? or something you know you won't be tempted to eat?
{4} How soon after Halloween do you take down decorations and put away costumes?
{5} When do you decorate for the next holiday?

My answers:

{1} How did you celebrate Halloween? Trick or treating? Adult party? Trunk or treat?  I spent Halloween at my place with my friend Brenda and her son Cowan, handing out candy to the 165 trick-or-treaters who knocked on my door!  In past years, I’ve always gone to the costume party at the local bar on the Saturday night, but I skipped it this year.  …And can I just ask…what is Trunk or Treat?!?

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{2} What candy is your favorite/the first thing you steal from the kids?  I have no kids to steal candy from…but I do have a big bowl of “leftovers” that I’m trying to give away to everybody who comes near my place because I’m on a diet and I CAN’T EAT ANYMORE CANDY!!!  But my faves are the mini chocolate bars – pretty much any kind will do, but right now I’m digging the Crispy Crunch – the packages of Maynards gummies (especially the Swedish Berries), and the Rockets.  I also love chips, they are my biggest weakness – and that’s the reason why I didn’t buy any this year. ;)

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{3} What kind of candy do you give out, is it your favorite? or something you know you won't be tempted to eat?  Sort of my favourite, sort of the cheapest I could find, sort of the kind I knew I wouldn’t be tempted to eat…I bought mini chocolate bars, Maynards gummies, and Rockets (I looove these), bags of suckers, Jolly Rancher chewies, Halloween marshmallows, and Double Bubble gum (because they were cheap and I wouldn’t be tempted by any of them).  I made up 150 little treat bags out of that candy, then had a bowl of leftovers that I ended up dipping into once the bags ran out for about 15 more kids.  It’s pretty expensive giving out candy to 150+, and still wanting the kids to like my house because I give out good stuff!!  Ah, the pressure!!

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{4} How soon after Halloween do you take down decorations and put away costumes?  I put away my Halloween stuff last night – the Jack-o-Lantern is still on my front step, but everything else has been packed away.  I only left out my “fall” stuff for another few weeks.  But the witches, bats, skeletons, and scarecrows are down and put away the day after.

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{5} When do you decorate for the next holiday?  I’m itching to get into the Christmas season this year!  Can’t wait to decorate…But I usually try to hold off until at least the last week of November.  I found boxes of my Christmas stuff when I was putting away the Halloween decorations, and it was all I could do to stop myself from dragging them out!

But before we dive into Christmas…I finally got my pictures uploaded!  Here are some pictures of the cutie patooties that showed up on my doorstep Monday night!

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Bryce as a box of Timbits (his momma was a Tim Hortons cup but she had to take it off to carry her lil man!!) 

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Julia as a cupcake and Cameron as a hamburgercute enough to EAT!! ;)

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 Hollie & Terry’s twin girls Kaylee & Jessica as strawberries – sooo sweet!!

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Miss Maddy as a strawberry – she was more interested in visiting than the candy! haha! 

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Little sweetie Keira as a pink poodleI loved when she said “Tank you Jill!”

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My niece Danica was George the Monkey but she was pretty tired by the time they got to my place and wouldn’t even look at me! LOL 

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My nephew Caden as a firefighter – he was lovin’ Halloween this year!!

And, without further ado, the costume I told you all about yesterday

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Cowan as a Men’s Fitness Magazine – he got LOTS of laughs hanging out at my place helping to hand out candy! haha!!

It was such a fun night…can’t wait to do it all again next year!!

7 comments:

allstarme said...

That last pic is great; sweet costume!

Stacie said...

That magazine is a great idea!

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG...Cowan is hysterical!

My favorite is anything chocolate minus tootsie rolls. I can't stand them. EW!

Mamarazzi said...

oh the cuteness...and the magazine cover is hilarious!!

thanks for linking up doll!

Crazymamaof6 said...

wow that is a TON of trick or treaters.

a trunk or treat is when a bunch of people ,ours was a school group, or church group gets together and the kids trick or treat around the parking lot, to the back of decorated trunks. it's like trick or treating on speed. we passed out candy to 325 kids.

thanks for linking up.

nancy said...

Cool, I had never heard of trunk or treat, I thought it was a typo. I love mimi chocolate bars, but have given them up for dark chocolate when I need a fix. Thanks for the pics, Jillian, too precious!

Nicole said...

Those are some cute and clever costumes!