Here are some photos of the Halloween festivities at my office. Thank you, co-workers, for making this day so fun. Everyone brings their kids in to trick-or-treat, there are costume contests, decorating contests, coloring contest for the kids, and a chili/soup lunch plus cookies for dessert.
Bees and bee keeper
Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat
Harry Potter and the gang. My favorites are Moaning Mertyl and Mrs. Trelawney, and of course, the snitch.
Nerd on a Segway. He may not be Gob Bluth, but I still like it.
Lord of the Rings group. Look for all the specific characters... even including the ring!
Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
My favorite costume: gorilla carrying Danny in a box
As promised, here are more photos of our costumes. I made them both (details at the end, if you are interested). If you aren't familiar with it, I'm the house from the movie Up.
Halloween is kind of a big deal at my office, and I look forward to it all year. They even set up a little photo booth for us to all get our pictures done.
My hair quickly became staticky. I only have this photo for now.
For the house I carved and taped together boxes, painted it with cheap craft paint, and drew on the siding and shingles with a marker.
For the peacock, I got the tights at Gymboree, the onesie at Old Navy, and the rest of the supplies at Hobby Lobby. (I'm kind of obsessed with these tights. She will be wearing them a lot this winter.)
One of my fellow co-workers rides a recumbant bike to work every day—rain, snow, or shine. He built an aerodynamic structure to go on the back of his bike so that he could carry things such as a change of clothes, lunch, etc. Wanting to be seen (and not hit) on the road, he made it orange. That's where we come in. Nothing that is orange can go untouched in October.
We cut out jack-o-lantern faces and stuck them on, to keep him in the spirit of Halloween.
The octo-pot-pie was just the beginning. Here I've collect an assortment of scary Halloween treats for you to try for your next party. Some of these, I'm not sure I could eat. Like the ham skull. Ick!
I'm planning on trying this first one out tomorrow:
I can't wait until Ava is old enough to enjoy and appreciate fun foods. Actually I can wait. She's growing up so fast! Anyhoo, onto the details! Megan, of Not Martha shares this delightful tutorial on how to make these tentacle pot-pies—perfect for the Halloween season. Link.
This year I decided to match my pumpkins with my Halloween wreath. I spray painted them glossy black (took several coats of paint). I then drew webs with glue, and sprinkled on the fine purple glitter. The Elmers glue was a little globby at first (see large pumpkin), and the glue that comes with the Martha Stewart glitter drew a fine line, but it was hard to see the web design with that (see small pumpkin). So you may want to practice on a piece of paper before attacking your pumpkin, if you ever do this.
I was hoping to get some better photos, but with the cold rain that is lingering here, I think these will just have to do. And P.S. don't put these out where they will get rained on. It washes away the glitter and glue.