Aliens in the Apple

In lieu of Halloween

Franci 5 Dec 2014 Culture Friends Kids

This year, instead of celebrating Halloween, which is such a massive deal here in the States and which we don’t feel particularly comfortable with joining in on for various reasons, we decided to do things a little differently and have a Fall Party with our good friends, Alfredo and Damaris and their kids. The kids dressed up: Marica was a cowgirl, Esther and Sophia were princesses, Elijah was a police officer, and Laurelin a monkey, which isn’t too far from the truth.

We had a lovely table decorated with crafts made by the kids during the co-op time we have with our kids and Damaris and Alfredo’s kids on Thursdays, some nice food and the kids still got a bunch of candy, and Damaris even organized some games and fun prizes for the kids. The kids loved it, and they loved getting decorations and things ready for weeks ahead. It was a great evening — much better than knocking on random people’s doors in the cold asking for candy! (We still gave candy to people who came to our door, we just didn’t go trick or treating.)

Comments (4)

hannahholder 5 Dec 2014 at 10:23am

Wow, you went all-out! Marica’s the most excited cowgirl I’ve ever seen.

joanbee3 5 Dec 2014 at 10:56am

Lovely! Our church has a Harvest Party and our former one, a Hallelujah Party.

Lois Hoyt 6 Dec 2014 at 4:07am

Did you have some bananas for that cute little monkey?

Laurel 6 Dec 2014 at 5:23am

Very pretty leaf-candle jars! And I’m impressed with the skillful pumpkin carving (of course, that’s not so common here, Fall being the opposite time of the year to Halloween!)