Halloween is always a busy time around our house. Last year and the year before we made Eli’s costume out of cardboard moving boxes. In Sweden, Eli was a tree one year and we did our best to celebrate American style, but it just wasn’t the same. Parke had to search pretty hard to find a pumpkin to carve. She did find one but it was about the size of a grapefruit.
We have finally finished unpacking and no longer have boxes lying around so we had to come up with something new this year. I think Parke’s passion for the Steelers has rubbed off on Eli, because he decided to be Big Ben Roethlisberger.
Oliver was not much into dressing up so right before trick or treating time we strapped a vampire style cape on him and gave him a lollipop so he would forget about the cape. It all worked and he spent most of his time trick or treating while sitting in his stroller munching on his lollipop.
We had a group of friends over for dinner before trick or treating and Parke made some spooky food including mummy meatloaf, ancient eggs, decomposed salad, tomato and eyeball soup, and witches fingers. Johannes put a few pictures up on his blog of the food (No, we didn’t have a band at our place, that was a different party he went to.)