There are not many occasions when I get to happily crow about my parenting skills, but, today I have the rare opportunity. To my horror my two eldest sons started inviting their friends to a two night Halloween sleepover, with luck I got wind of these arrangements. Somewhere deep down, my maternal skills came to the fore. I successfully negotiated them down to a two hour Halloween party. This afternoon I have 30 kids daring to come to our scary ghoulish party. I still question whether it’s an entirely sensible idea, the husband tells me it will just be a big play date (you can obviously tell how many play dates he’s experienced with our boys!).
Proudly on display, at our front door are the pumpkins the boys and I grew for Halloween, I don’t think we’ll receive any carving awards but we had lots of fun making them.
The autumn leaves are amazing this year, the reds, yellows and oranges have been spectacular, so I thought we should have an autumnal wreath with a scary twist. I cut some willow whips which I wove into a circle, then just wired in some of the amazing leaves we have in the garden and added the odd spooky spider.