Halloween day we got dressed up in our costumes and went to play group(the kids were off track; they just started back to school today, actually.) at a friends house. We ate lunch, most of us had leftovers from dinner, but Charles had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cut in the shape of a pumpkin which made it taste loads better :). And we had some very yummy whole grain pumpkin bread(you can find the recipe here.)
After eating our home-made pizza in the shape/color of candy corn, we took the kids out in the neighborhood to go trick-or-treating. I know what you're thinking, but I can explain! The morning after Halloween we brought the candy into our dentists office and sold to our dentist ($1/pound) and then each of the kids took their money and bought a couple of things from the dollar store which they loved doing! We would've went out to dinner and bowling again like we did last year but we're trying to save money for a big trip coming up so we thought we'd do it this way instead. And it was still enjoyable.
Nora and I dressed up as cheerleaders, Elisabeth a cowgirl, Annabelle a 'cute witch', Jane was Cinderella, Charles was a ninja, and Scott was himself, of course; though he did mention that he'll dress up for Halloween one year if he can grow facial hair and be Wolverine, so maybe we'll all be the X-Men one year! I am not a fan of facial hair but this sounds like a doable compromise.
Jane and Annabelle each picked up a set of butterfly wings as one of their gifts from the dollar store. Annabelle also chose a pair of Cinderella gloves...the long, white, fancy kind.
Elisabeth got a vase and fabric flowers to decorate her room(I'm allergic to real flowers so we can't ever have those in the house), and Charles picked out a water bottle with a neck strap and a target with sticky darts.
And that's it! Oh, and we did allow them each to pick out three candies to eat before we brought it to the dentist...see, I'm not that strict.