Halloween 2022

While I realized that Halloween landed on a Monday which would have been an excellent time to do my typical Monday parenting post, I wouldn’t have had pictures of both kids in their costumes at that time. So now, a week later, you can check out their costumes. This year we didn’t have to make much like we have in past years. And with them getting older, I am not sure how many more Halloweens they will get dressed up in costumes.

Let’s start with my youngest – Lexie. She is 14 and this is her first year in high school. She didn’t go trick-or-treating with friends for the first time in a long time. She decided she just wanted to go with her brother. She decided this year to be a Jedi. I think this came about because we built lightsaber’s at Disney World back in June.

Her costume was store bought though my husband did make her satchel, and I used my Cricut to cut out a Star War’s Jedi symbol to put on it. Lexi also got to wear this costume to a friend’s Halloween party on the Saturday before Halloween.

Now, Jase is 17 and I really didn’t know if he will want to trick-or-treat next year so this might have been his final year. But then again, he doesn’t look his age and I see no reason for him to not dress up again next year if he chooses. Jase liked his gangster costume last year because he wore a trench coat. He wanted the trench coat to be part of this costume again this year. With that in mind, he decided to be a tax collector – a candy tax collector.

My husband made him a briefcase in which to collect his candy. It opened on one end verses opening like a normal briefcase. I again used my Cricut to make the design. He is now a candy tax collector for the Federal Candy Tax Bureau. My husband also 3D printed him a badge that I designed.

This year my husband didn’t dress up on Halloween as he didn’t have to walk around with the kids. And I pretty much never dress up on Halloween. But we did both dress up for my husband’s work Halloween party. We went as Fred and Daphne from Scooby Doo. The funny thing is one of the other employees dressed up as Velma though she had no clue what our costumes were going to be.

We didn’t see as many trick-or-treaters as we typically do on Halloween. I had half a bowl of candy left over. But the kids brought in a good haul and enjoyed their evening. And it wasn’t too hard for them to get up the next day and trudge off to school (with candy packed away in their lunch boxes).