Interstellar Adventures

November 1, 2006

Halloween Nite

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Family & Friends,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 10:43 am

Last night we went to a ‘Fall Festival’ with Nick’s friends and their kids. I’d taken the kids to the PrestonWorld Fall Festival before, and it’s well organized, with lots to do, and it’s well spread out, but it’s all outside. We went to a different place this time at Nick’s friend’s recommendation. It was smaller, with stuff inside, and closer to home, but there were a lot of people there. They charged a $5 admission per kid, and they sold food, which was nice, because we didn’t have time to feed the chillin’s beforehand.

I think the kids had fun, but the lines were loooong. I think we stood in line at least 15-20 minutes for the bull ride, and about 10 minutes for the basketball dunk. Elle did a few other bouncy houses, and outside they did the Shark bouncy house several times. We waited in line about 10 minutes for a bungee-trampoline thingy, but it was taking forever, and it was getting late, so we left. I was a little disappointed, but I think the kids had fun, and that’s what counts. They didn’t get much candy there, but we had a few pounds from them trick-or-treating at my work last Friday, so they are by no means lacking in candy.

While downloading the photos from last night, I forgot that I’d taken a picture of what I call the “Light House”. These people decorate for every holiday. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, Easter, Fourth of July…EVERYTHING. The only time lights and decorations are not on their house is when they’re in transition from one Holiday to another. They do lights, lawn ornaments, blow up-things, and they even decorate the little lions in the front of their walk. I think it’s overkill, but hey, whatever floats their boat, right?

Did you guys have tons o’fun on Halloween Nite? Do you do a Fall Festival, or are you a traditional door-to-door trick-or-treater? How do you feel about Holiday Decorating?


  1. For the first time since we had kids, we were home alone on halloween. My 18 yr old was at work. 13 yr old went out with her friends. I didnt even get dressed up.
    That was interesting.

    Comment by Laura — November 1, 2006 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  2. I love Halloween, love to decorate and would do more if I had more time. Maybe next year. I love to dress up and scare the kids while I give out candy. I want to get a coffin so I can lay in it so the kids have to get the candy from me from inside the coffin!!

    Comment by carnealian — November 1, 2006 @ 1:46 pm |Reply

  3. We did nothing. Is there a Grinch for Halloween? If so, we’re it this year. We did hand out candy, though.

    Comment by Gypsy — November 1, 2006 @ 2:49 pm |Reply

  4. We do a block party with the neighbors while passing out candy.

    But we don’t decorate like that house! Wow!
    I want to do something every year, but just never get around to it.

    Comment by creative-type dad — November 1, 2006 @ 3:41 pm |Reply

  5. Hmmm..I’m one of those bah-humbug types who never liked the county fair, trick or treat night OR the Christmas parade! I’m glad those days are behind me.

    Comment by poopie — November 1, 2006 @ 5:07 pm |Reply

  6. Yeah, I know a house like that. Where do they find the time?

    Comment by Bone — November 1, 2006 @ 5:13 pm |Reply

  7. I survived the first grade party, then later we did the traditional door-to-door mooching. It was about 30 degrees outside, no lines for this mom!

    Comment by AbbyNormal — November 1, 2006 @ 6:01 pm |Reply

  8. I only decorate Halloween and Christmas..not sure why. We do the door to door thing most years…he got LOADS of candy from our neighbors…joy

    Comment by KaraMia — November 1, 2006 @ 6:31 pm |Reply

  9. I love shiny things so lights are good-especially on other people’s houses. No tacky blow-up things or plastic santas- but lights are good. I do them if I can’t get my husband to put them up- I hate the cold though, so in the best of all worlds there’s a day in late November where the temperature soars and the sun shines- and that’s when they go up.

    Not so many kiddos in the windy city but we had a big pumpkin festival at the park last weekend- 1000s of pumpkins, 4-500 kids. It was something.

    Comment by vicki — November 1, 2006 @ 7:03 pm |Reply

  10. Halloween pretty much passsed me by as I was at the Playhouse- good place to spot a few ghools so I’ve been told!

    Thankfully no eggs were pelted on my door!

    Comment by wisbo — November 3, 2006 @ 3:36 am |Reply

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