So, what makes a successful Halloween, anyway? How do you know if your Halloween was a good one?
I suppose the opinion is in the eye of the beholder (or trick-or-treater). Is it all about the candy? Is the measure of a good Halloween how much haul you come home with?
Or is it how many people recognized your costume?
Is it because you have the coolest Halloween decorations?
Or is it measured by how many trick-or-treaters you have?
Well, for us, it’s how much fun we had and how tired we are at the end of the day.
Yesterday morning started early, with everyone getting up and dressed and makeup done.
After school, wigs came off.
In the afternoon, a friend graciously offered to do my daughter’s makeup. Not only did she do her face, but her neck and arms, too.
Once we were dressed and Daddy was home, we went up to trick-or-treat.
There were HUNDREDS of people where we went trick-or-treating last night. ALL night, Gracie (my Corpse Bride) got comments. Everyone loved her costume, even if they didn’t know who she was (although several people did recognize her).
My husband picked up some takeout so we didn’t have to cook. We didn’t eat until 8pm, and still had some trick-or treaters. The kids did a GREAT job handing out candy. G took off her costume, but stayed in makeup. Even the trick-or-treaters loved her makeup.
Dressing up? Check!
Make up and accessories? Check!
Class parties? Check!
Take out dinner for parents too tired to cook? Check!
Tuckered out family? Check!
And candy, too? Check!
I’d say that’s a good measure of a GREAT Halloween!!