Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Costume & Party Pics

I've been holding off posting their Halloween costumes, but I suppose it's finally time. :o) Yesterday we hosted a Halloween party for all of Chloe's friends, and they got all dressed up.

Chloe as Rapunzel

That's her "princess smile". I can't convince her to do anything else, she thinks it makes her look beautiful. :oP

The dress is a Simplicity pattern made from sparkly satin. She picked out everything. It was an absolute blast to make.

And here's Cora:

:o) I think she's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I couldn't stop squealing with delight every time I looked at her.

I made the wig - lots and lots of red yarn and what felt like several hours of toiling with straight pins and the sewing machine. The stockings are hand knitted and her favorite part of the costume.

I love making Halloween costumes.

And a few pictures from the party:

"Bobbing" for apples - you tie the apples to strings hanging from the tree so there's not all the yucky shared germs and water mess from the real version. It was just as much fun, I think.

Decorating sugar cookies
This is Cora and her little friend Dalton. They have a love/hate relationship. LOL They always fight over sippy cups. By the end of the party, Dalton had a red spot on his nose from Cora's make-up. We're not sure if they were kissing, or what!

The party-goers in their costumes.


Deb said...

That is the most adorable thing I've seen in a long time....

When I was a little girl, my mommy took me into a toy store and told me that I could choose any doll in the entire store to keep.... and I passed up all these pretty little babydolls, and I chose a raggedy Ann... To this day, I still love Raggedy Ann dolls, in fact, I have one that sits in an antique chair in my living room.

You have beautiful girls... and you are such a great mommy...

allykitty5 said...

Oh. My. God. Your kids are the absolute cutest! Cora's costume reminds me of one my mom made for me when I was little, it was a clown costume, but the wig was almost exactly the same.

I've been holding off posting Andrew's costume pics too. I've been slacking on the blog as a whole though. Hopefully I'll feel like catching up soon. We've all been feeling blah over here lately.

I love the apple idea! I'll have to remember that one. The party looked like a lot of fun. I was hoping to take Andrew out tomorrow night, but now I'm hesitant since he's been sick. At least it will be 60 degrees tomorrow and not 30. :o)

Dyan said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! They are SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! I wish I had an ounce of your talent! Thanks for sharing!