The Gallery: Halloween

I quite like Halloween. Yes, I think there’s too much crap stuff in the shops, but on the whole I like it. We dress up in costumes, we call on people we know and they give the kids sweets. It’s not ‘trick or treat’ exactly. It’s more just chatting to people. Some of whom don’t get to see the kids close up any other time during the year. They are always very pleased to admire the kids’ costumes and how much they’ve all grown.

For us, it’s more sociable than scary.

This photo was taken on our very first Halloween in our house, the first time my boys had ever dressed up for Halloween or been trick or treating. They were 4 and only just 2. They’re pictured here with our good friends who are moving away. My younger son is the little pumpkin and my eldest is randomly dressed as C3-PO (I think I’ve got that right, I neither know nor care about Star Wars).


And my daughter? She was just a 20 week bump. It was another two years before she donned the little pumpkin herself.


Linking up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop on over to see how others have interpreted the theme ‘Halloween’.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. So cute. I love the pumpkin outfit in particular and the matching skeleton outfits 🙂

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  2. Thanks very much. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? I can’t believe the kids were ever small enough to fit into that!

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  3. I love the fact for you guys its about spending time together and getting out to meet people you know xx

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  4. So sweet! We dressed up 4yo in a pumpkin outfit very similar to the one your LO is wearing when she was the same sort of age 🙂 #BlogLoveDay

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  5. The pumpkin is just so cute! I’m like you, I’m not keen on the tat in the shops, but Halloween is starting to grow on me…. xx

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  6. Thanks very much, ladies 🙂
    We’ve never been to a Halloween party, Louise! But we still enjoy Halloween.
    Thanks, Jaime – reading your post I thought my Halloween is the sort of Halloween you’d like to see yourself.

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  7. Brilliant Sarah – love that photo, just superb! POD has gone to nursery today dressed as a devil and we’re having a dinner tonight. Did some craft too – try not to laugh at it!

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  8. Great picture! My daughter was dressed up as a little pumpkin last year!

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  9. Thanks very much, ladies! Little pumpkins are the best, Helpful Mum! I’m going to get this out and wash it for my niece for next year!
    Charly – your craft was fab. Really impressed!

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