Grace was a sugar skull, Ruby was a ballerina and August was Spiderman. The costumes were all perfect. We had all the costumes on hand in our dress up clothes (bought the spiderman mask for $4 at the DreamDepot in our neighborhood) and I love playing with makeup, so it was fun for everyone.
Grace and I practiced her makeup a few times over the weekend and I had two more times to get it right this week.
The first party was at school on Thursday. It was nice-they had classroom Halloween parties, parades, games and so on in the morning and then parent-teacher conferences Thursday afternoon. It was a smart way to structure the day.
|before school Thursday|
|a blurry, close up of Grace's face with a Ruby photo bomb|
|One Direction (L-R Anna, Katie, BumJin, Laura, me)|
|Harry Stiles giving tattoos!!!!|
I got these at the DreamDepot.
|Quick-get this guy to a casino!|
|Miss Voss stayed like this for her afternoon parent-teacher conferences|
We had a good time and, as you can tell from the pictures, people said the masks were genuinely creepy.
Jim and the kids and I got home late, grabbed pork-cutlet and udon soup at a little restaurant and all fell asleep early.
Friday was a parent-teacher conference day followed by the Halloween party for the staff kids.
I got up early again knowing this was my last opportunity to perfect Grace's sugar skull makeup.
This video ends pretty abruptly, sorry about that. Here's a picture of Grace with the makeup:
UPDATE: Because we live in the future (we're something like 15 hours ahead of Denver), Halloween was over in Korea before friends posted their American Halloween pictures. And I saw THIS:
|(photo by Holly Garin)|
In traditional American style, the children sorted, counted, started at, smelled, compared and adored their candy this morning.