Halloween Pinspiration

I have mostly decorated for Halloween. Our costumes are about 75% put together, but between the things I have to finish up and the fact that I have a big birthday party to throw next week, I’m not ready to blog many of my Halloween preparations yet for this year. I am, however, ready to blog […]

The Annual Halloween Family Costume Parade

One of the insane things I like to do each year for Halloween is try and come up with themed costumes for our family that everyone will like and that won’t breaking the bank. A lot of my friends and readers tell me that their families would never go for this because their kids wouldn’t […]

School Dress Up Days

Do your kids have dress-up days at school? Like Spirit Week or the like? Mine have had a series of them lately, and while they are fun, they have complicated the getting ready for school procedure. This is dress up like your favorite character from a book day: Can you tell what famous red-head she’s […]

Halloween 2010 — The Family Circus

 I’ve got to get our Halloween round-up posted asap, because tomorrow I have a really fun giveaway starting!  You will definitely want to check back for that! But for now… Ladies and Gentlemen…Step right up…as My Insanity presents Halloween at it’s finest!  Behold our… FAMILY CIRCUS!   We have a glamorous trapeze artist (looking for candy)… […]

Costume Parade Parade — Fabulous Family Costumes

Pt. II I love all of you, who like me, go a little crazy about a family costume theme.  It is hard to orchestrate, but very impactful when you walk in to the party as a group!  If you are still working on coming up with a family theme for this year, maybe one of […]

Costume Parade Parade — Clever kids’ costumes

It’s time to Parade some of my favorite costumes from the Costume Parade Party!  They were really all fantastic, so you should go back there and visit them all, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you some of the ideas that caught my eye.  Since there were so many great ideas, I’m breaking […]

Costume Parade–Linky Party

Kids are home for fall break, so we pulled out the costumes to try and figure out what we are going to be this year.  Please share your posts of costumes past in the linky party at the end of this post, so we can get some more ideas.  Here are the last several years […]

Halloween 2009—the big reveal…

TOY STORY: Yes! You were all right about our Toy Story theme! Which either means that you read and pay attention to my blog, or else you are just really smart (both?). These photos were taken by Peter Thatcher at our church Halloween party. I’m so glad he does this! I can’t ever get the […]

Halloween Food Fun & a Guessing Game

My husband is a good sport… I try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible these days (yes, I’m still pretty pukey, but hopefully will feel better, soon!). So at my request, he made these cute “mummy dogs” for dinner last night. I have seen this kind of thing featured around the […]

Ghosts of Halloween Past – Part II – Costume Parade

Well, the short version, anyway. I have a thing about family themed costumes. I don’t know how much longer the kids will play along, but I usually base the idea on something at least one of them is excited about. The parents are usually an accessory. I suppose I won’t be ruining any huge surprises […]