Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hallowe'en party

One of the many, many glorious things about living so close to our daughter and her family is that we are often included in their get-togethers. 

Because there is no trick or treating this year, Margaret decided to have a Hallowe'en party. The people who came are all those that they see regularly, and/or children Hazel knows from school. And it was an outdoor party so everyone felt comfortable. And thankfully, there are no cases in our town.

Matt and Margaret and Hazel decorated their house, yard, and made a little "haunted trail" coming up the road to our house. She gave us goodie bags to hand out that she had packed for the kids at the end of the trail. Luckily it was a perfect, sunny, warm day and evening. The families arrived in the late afternoon and walked up here around 6:15 when it was dark. I'm still smiling thinking about it. 

And now for the pictures. 

At the house





Heading up the road







A swing we put up that same day for the grandchildren



And then up at our house



Margaret brought this for us to turn on when it got dark




There were more kids but the photos didn't come well. I have ordered a new phone with high hopes for better pictures! iPhone 12. Supposed to take good night shots.

23 comments:

  1. Nan, this is lovely and I'm so glad you guys got to hand out goodies! Margaret seems like she had a good idea and I bet everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing it with us! I have fond memories of walking up that road with you...hugs!

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    1. It really was the BEST idea! The kids loved it so much they went another time on the road!

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  2. This whole party makes me so happy! Don't you love it when parents now are planning such fun things for their kids that they won't even miss the old kind of holidays. It was so thoughtful of your daughter to include your house and make everything work for them to visit you. I bet the kids had a great time.

    I love the big jack o'lantern that's eating the smaller one!

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  3. Wonderful ! Wonderful ! What a grand idea and thank you for sharing with us.

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    1. My girl has "grand ideas" - that's for sure. And way more energy than I do!

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  4. What lovely decorations. Those kids were very lucky to have a way to celebrate Halloween.

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    1. They were so excited!!! There were little ones there from 2 years old through 6.

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  5. How great that Margaret came up with an alternative to the traditional T-or-T. This looks like it was a lot of fun and I'll bet the kids had a wonderful time. That phone was probably very spooky in the dark! Bravo!

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    1. She's an idea girl, that's for sure!! The phone has a lot of different messages. All spooky!

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  6. It's lovely - and that telephone is REALLY scary!!!

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  7. Nan, I'm glad you'll had a wonderful Hallowe'en party. I liked the idea of a haunted trail. Nothing brings more joy than being with the family.

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  8. We hadn't had trip or treaters in years. Lived in the woods for 10 years -not a one came - then in a retirement community for 4 years - none came and now in an apartment here in Lebanon and doubt we'll have a one with all the restrictions. Next year though we'll be in a house! Yes, we are buying one in Cornish! Great place for trick or treaters.

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    1. We have never had them in this house!
      SO happy you are buying a house!!

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  9. This looks like so much fun! Wish I could have been there.

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  10. Your pics are so great. We never have any trick or treaters even in normal times but, it still doesn't stop us from buying candy to be prepared and then eating it LOL

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    1. We've never had them here, so this was a lotta fun!
      And of course you have to be prepared, and then you can't just throw away good candy!

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  11. Fabulous haunted trail and party! Love all the decorations (that phone was a special touch!). Thanks so much for sharing. Glad all the kids enjoyed themselves.

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    1. And thank goodness it was last week instead of now! Much colder. The day was just perfect for little ones.

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  12. Great photos. The creativity of folks during this particular holiday and the sheer amount of work they are willing to put in to make their creations real amazes me. Some of my neighbors, mostly the ones whose children are long gone, have gone all out this year to create spooky environments in their front yards for the children to enjoy as they stroll past. Not a lot of door-to-door contact going on this year, but people are finding ways around that handicap...and that's a wonderful thing.

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