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I am now singing Hank Willimas Jr. in my head.

(I blame the fact that we lived in Louisiana for 4 years)


We have a tradition around here.

It starts in August-ish… with picking out a {kid-friendly} theme.

And planning costumes.

Oh, and a “drink of the night.”

The month before, we shop.

Decorations, costume pieces, and a stock pile of beer and juice boxes sit in our laundry room.

The week before, we make goody bags for the kids and plan some crafts.

The day before is a flurry of yardwork, house work, and hanging up party lights.

And the day of?

100 jello shots.

Chicken wings.


It’s a day in the kitchen, but it’s worth it.

Because the event?

The annual event?

I’ll just show you.

5th Annual Halloween Party: Favorite Childhood Cartoon Theme

Elroy Jetson and Blueberry Muffin

Boris and Natasha (from Rocky and Bullwinkle) and their cuties

Batman, Strawberry Shortcake, And Dora

Fred and Wilma

Linus, Charlie Brown, and Lucy

Cindy-Lou Hoo and The Grinch

Where’s Waldo and Wilma

The kids played foosball, football, and video games..

The adults played cornhole, and some practical jokes…

And all the ghosts and goblins in the world couldn’t stop the memories from being made…

So, whatcha’ doing next year for Halloween?

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  1. Amy @ Dealusional says:

    Love it! Looks like such a blast – I want to come next year :)

  2. LOVE the costumes!! Your wig was a hit!!!

  3. Darcie - Such The Spot says:

    Aw, such great costumes! And props, too?! Very cool.

  4. Christina says:

    That looks like so much fun! Fantastic costumes!!!

  5. Awesome! Looks like you all had a blast!!

  6. jen@ourdailybigtop says:

    What a fun party! Love all the costumes and how everyone got in the spirit.

  7. Denise Dykstra says:

    love it love it love it love it!
    PS – we trick or treated and really needed a winters coat. Came home and we all huddled under blankets we were so cold….)

  8. grandma dawn says:

    What a wonderful tradition… and I love how everyone puts so much thought into their costumes! Very cute! Glad you guys had fun!!! :)

  9. gramma teetsie says:

    I smell blueberry’s.

  10. What an awesome Halloween! :)

  11. Looks like SO much fun! And what creative costumes!

  12. Too fun!!!! Looks like a lot of fun, and great costumes!

  13. Next year? I’m coming to your house!! :D

  14. Country music singers
    have always been a real close family
    but lately some of my kin folks
    have disowned a few others and me
    i guess its because
    i kinda changed my direction
    i guess i went and broke the family tradition

    they get on me wanna know Hank
    why do you drink?
    (Hank) why do you roll smoke?
    Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
    over and over
    everybody made my prediction
    so if i get stoned
    I’m just carryin’
    on an old family tradition

    I am going to be singing that ALL NIGHT LONG now…thank you very much…

    I love theme! i woudl have so been JEM!! I loved JEM!

  15. Stephanie says:

    Where’s Waldo! Now that is a creative costume! He forgot his spectacles though. ;)

  16. Jenny @ says:

    GREAT costumes! But I’m sad to admit…I don’t think I know who Blueberry Muffin is. Was she Strawberry Shortcake’s sister? :)

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