This year Joe and I decided to host a family Halloween party! We figured it was the best way for everyone to see Anthony's costume, without us having to run around to each person's house to show it off.
As always, even though I had been prepping for this party for a few weeks, it came down to the very last minute. Everyone was scheduled to arrive at 6:30, and I had planned out a whole entrance to reveal Anthony's costume. But, instead... I was blow drying my hair at 6:29 and had to throw all plans out the window. It is crazy how much longer it takes to get ready when you have a baby, and I was never fast before the baby either, ha!
I wanted to do a family "group" costume, but Joe hated all of my ideas. We finally settled on the Lion King. That worked for me, because I wanted Anthony to be something fluffy and cute for his first Halloween, and a lion was pretty adorable! So, Anthony was little Simba, I was the mama lion Sarabi and Joe was Rifiki.
|It's the circle of life!|
|Mama lion, Simba, and Rifiki|
I really wanted to do an entrance similar to a scene from Modern Family: where their baby Lily was revealed to the Lion King music. I thought it would have been funny for Joe to walk down the stairs to "...it's the circle of life..." while holding Anthony. Oh well!
The party was a lot of fun, I loved seeing how creative everyone was with their costumes (and some of the Halloween themed dishes too)!
|Sugar Bear, June and Honey Boo Boo|
|Lunch Lady, Old Man, Devil, Zombie|
|"Superstar!" Mary Katherine Gallagher|
|The bats I was so proud of making! Another Pinterest success!|
|Some decorations. The Pinterest inspired banner says "beware"|
|Some of the great food... mummy wrapped hot dogs, dirt dessert, kitty litter cake|
|the two penguins|
|Scary Mom Mom and Pop Pop|
|Mama and her baby lion|