Monday, October 29, 2012

The 1st Annual Family Fall Fun Fest

The Hubs and I had been racking our brains, trying to figure out what we would do or wouldn't do to celebrate Halloween. I know that a lot of Christians will have nothing whatsoever to do with Halloween. I also know many that celebrate it full force. I believe it is a personal choice and do not judge either group.

However, for our little family, we wanted to find a happy medium. I don't want my children to feel like they missed out on getting to dress up and have fun, when neither dressing up nor having fun are bad things.  On the other hand, I feel like Halloween is one of those holidays that is candy centered and we do try to limit junk in our house. So after much discussion, we came up with this:

~The 1st Annual Family Fall Fun Fest~

This year's fest included cider making...

Pumpkin carving...

 (Bunny was a bit unsure about gutting them)

Baking pumpkin seeds, and decorating oranges to look like pumpkins.

Then we got all dressed up...

A squirrel and a woodland fairy

Wolf Man and Red Riding Hood

And delivered goodies to Mommaw's and Poppaw's house.
Then Nana's and Pap's and Katie's house.
Sort of a reverse Trick Or Treat.

We all had a good time.

When we got home, we watched It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 
while we ate pumpkin seeds and drank warm cider.

Then off for baths and bed. 

I am sure we will fine tune it over the years, but I loved our simple celebration.

Shared with:
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  1. Oh wow! What fun! Wonderful moments (I especially love the teeth)!

  2. sounds fun. We kept our simple too. It's nice when they are little and even the littlest things are exciting to them.

  3. Looks like a lovely pumpkin afternoon and a perfect introduction to Trickor treating. Do see how we got on at Country Kids on Saturday with our celebrations too. In the mean time 'The Boy and Me' is hosting a pumpkin link up too so so share your eveninng on there too.

    1. Thanks for letting me know about "The Boy and Me" hosting a pumpkin link-up--I joined in the fun! See ya Saturday!

  4. What a lovely celebration, and I think you achieved a pretty good balance. Love the idea of 'reverse trick or treating'. We do that too.

  5. Looks like a fun way to celebrate, love the costumes!

  6. Looks like you had a great time celebrating Hallowe'en, thanks for linking.

  7. We had similar thinking when our kids were young and came up with a harvest party idea. Complete with costumes and bonfire, the kids never missed Halloween.

  8. I'd love to hear more about how you made the cider!

  9. Sounds like you found a good balanced way to celebrate the season. And the cider sounds great! Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!