You'll have to excuse me today because I am going to bombard you all with photos of Friday night's party at my friend's house (because I want a record of it!). We go each year for Halloween and we always have a fantastic time - which is especially good as I'm not a huge fan of Halloween on the whole!
So first of all here are the little Lockets in their deliberately not very scary costumes
Dot as a witch (in a borrowed-for-the-photo hat)
Daisy in her fabulous Dare-Devil costume from Gina
and Fred as a very cuddly Sully monster.
Next I need to show you the pumpkins.
The children got to carve ones that we had grown at the allotment. I took 5 over to my parents' house with the children when I dropped them off to stay for three days so I could go to work and left MY BIG SISTER Ally (who was up visiting with her family) with the task of helping the children carve them! (I'm nice like that!) Three of them were normal round ones but two were weird courgette(zucchini)/pumpkin hybrids - which made for interesting carving apparently!
Dot's original one turned out to be rotten so she and Fred shared this one - with her date and his stars
and Daisy carved this one.
Here they are with all their friends' pumpkins at the party - they all look fabulous and spooky!
There was loads of fabulous food
with this message in the middle
and lots of silly games including this one where they had to feel their way through a bowl full of cold spaghetti trying to identify the hidden objects
Dot looks like she loves the feeling of cold spaghetti between her fingers doesn't she?
Sadly I was a mean (and very tired) mummy and made the children come home before they had the chance to play this game
but we all had a really lovely time and I thought I'd leave you with a photo of a very witchy pair of legs belonging to Dot's friend - perfect tights!
Come back next time to find out who I got to meet up in Edinburgh a while ago - she should have returned home by now so all can be revealed!