Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last minute Halloween preparations - Part 1

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It´s pretty much the same every year - my kids want to throw a Halloween Party. I tell them - sure, fine with me, as long as you all clean your room and prepare everything in advance... go ahead.

Then, they behave like my kids. Meaning, they check out a lot of great ideas on pinterest, clean half-heartedly and not very much, and check some more ideas on pinterest. Until like... 5 minutes before Halloween.
And then my weak heart gives in to support them, big time. Because I honestly love, love love Halloween myself - I think it´s my favourite holiday of all.

So... today we had a gigantic preparation marathon. And man, did we get stuff done!

In the wee morning hours, to get in the mood, first thing we made was a bunting banner.
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I printed the letters here.  Then, Mehmet and Miro cut them, Miro ironed some fabric scraps I still had, we glued the banner-pieces onto them,
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and I ran them through my sewing machine and we then danced under the result, before it even was 10 in the morning.
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Next stop - pumpkin carving.
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After that, I gave each kid a task - doing the laundry, tidying the entrance area, helping me clean the kitchen, vaccuum - all the while listening to Nightmare before Christmas - and then we hopped on our bikes, to get some shopping done.

After that, we filled the treat-bags:
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Plastic gloves, with candy bars in each finger. Some more candy to fill the palm. And while we were at it, we also filled some with water and put them into the freezer, to be creepy icecubes in our pot with cherry juice.

Next project:
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Fusing black plastic bin liners, with an iron, to one huge piece... I´ve always wanted to try that!

We then taped it to the door...
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...cut some slits into it...
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and ended up with a creepy curtain:
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Oh, and I found a cheap fog machine on amazon. I´m really looking forward to using that one!
So, that was today. Expect me back tomorrow, with more :)


What about a poem by Edgar Allan Poe?

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