as usual, this year we threw another trick-or-treat party. unlike the years prior, this year, the party had a theme: SPIDER’S LAIR. cool eh?
other than the usual spiderweb around the front yard, we also put two giant spiders and made 55 little spiders that carry candies to give away to the trick-or-treaters.
since the construction of the giant spiders were delicate and meticulous, aina couldn’t join in. so she was very happy when she could help decorate the front gate with the spider web.
around 4:30pm, aina woke up from her nap and immediately changed into her costume: the Minnie Mouse costume that she got during her visit to Tokyo Disneyland. she also requested ari to make a Minnie mask that she can wear during the trick-or-treaters night. we decided to make a mouse nose for her out of felt.
as for me, i was going to dress up as a witch again, like the previous years. but the morning before the party, i got an idea that i should dress up as Mickey Mouse… if Aina was going to be Minnie, it’s only natural that she went trick-or-treating with Mickey, right? and it’s a pretty easy costume to pull off: i already have Mickey Ears from Tokyo Disneyland. all i need is black long tees, black leggings and a pair of red shorts with two big white circles. i got them all, except for the red shorts.
i tried to look for red shorts in the malls nearby, but apparently, red shorts were not “in” right now and none of the stores were selling them. so, i went home and quickly made red pants for myself out of left-over material from aina’s red riding hood costume two years ago.
it was a potluck party, where everyone brought tons of food… there were siomay bandung & banana chocolate cake from yosi, chicken wings and fruit salad from shinta, and spider cupcakes and lasagna from the other shinta.
photo from shinta
and it was so much fun because most of the guests came dressed up in costumes! here is the gang posing…
minnie mouse & kungfu bunny (photo from shinta)
photo from shinta
we had our dinner before we went out trick-or-treating to make sure that we all have full stomaches during the walk. besides it’s more fun to go trick-or-treating after dark, right?
the little spiders were a big hit, to the point where kids came back after their rounds to ask for more… and we’d ran out of them really quickly, too… we had our guests help us make more spiders out of the remaining materials that we stil had (thank you, all!). we made 70-something spiders which were all gone. i think next time, we need to make 100 or more gifts.
the big spiders were pretty famous, too. lots of kids and parents took pictures together with the two lanterns.
aina’s mouse nose disintegrated halfway during the trick-or-treat walk… it actually made me feel better though, because i was afraid that she might suffocate underneath that mask.
it was a lot of fun! after we came back from the walk, all the kids sat in front of the tv for about an hour, all quiet. they were watching TV and munching on the candies… an hour later, they all started to scream and ran around the room like nutties! so, yes, i believe in “sugar rush”.