Sunday, 1 November 2009

Spook Tea!

If you've been visiting here for a while you'll know how much we love Halloween in this household - in spite of all the grumps moaning on that it is not a British tradition... who cares?! It's an excuse for a party and we love those!
The costumes this year were spooktastic!
The pumpkins were scooped and lit.....
Buns were decorated and games were played... this years favourite was [you need to be thinking Squeak Piggy Squeak here] "Wooo Ghoulie Whoooo" .
Did you ever see a more angelic little devil?
Clearly spooks don't really do conventional table manners....
But we don't care if they're having fun!
But letting a cat eat the buns... well really!
Don't you think this vampire looks like a jolly sort of chap? I think so too, so much so that I didn't mind at all when he asked me to walk him home up the very dark lane to his house.....
The goodbyes were the best; some of the children had never met before but who needs names when you have costumes...."Goodbye vampire" 'Bye skeleton " See ya Devil".....
And then we phoned America - our especially British tradition....
"Trick or treat, trick or treat, give us something good to eat!"
Maybe one day we'll spend it with them again and then we can have an American Halloween but for now we do our best to be British about it! t.xx

14 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves.

ginny said...

boo!
i agree ... always good to have a party!
great costumes!
ginny (sweetmyrtle)

nickyjb said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time!..........we too love Halloween...roll on next year, to a bigger and better Halloween.
Great costumes by the way! :o)

dottydaisies said...

looks like you all had a spooky time !!!

Tabiboo said...

Ghoulish fun!

Nina x

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Well this American (with a Halloween birthday) think you did the tradition PROUD!!!!

The kids look fantastic in their costumes and I love the little cakes, it looks like a great time!! ;)

Clare said...

Bring on next year! The kids looked fabulous...looks like they had a great time

Menopausal musing said...

Wonderful! A really lovely post to enjoy.

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Left a long message but Blogger didn't like it and lost it!

Lovely photos - glad you had such a good time.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Looks like great fun was had by all the ghoulies & ghosties & long legged beasties....

Jayne

The Curious Cat said...

Who did you call in the US? Did you used to live there? I went back to the US this Halloween for the first time in 15 years...so much fun celebrating over there but I am like you, I like to keep up the festive fun back in England too xxx Happy Halloween xxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T,
I think this post should have come with a warning for those with a nervous disposition!! - Those are some seriously scary demons!!! ;-))
Looks like lots of fun though!

Have a great week,
Niki xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

Must be the climate in your part of the world.. funny pallor the children have!
Fab fun T.. We had many.. MANY assorted ghouls, witches, spooks, devils etc.. on our doorstep..all impeccably behaved.. seeing as they came from OH school nearby! Mr Custard dressed up as Lurch and gave them a surprise !!

It certainly was a treat!

Michele xx

Marcie Brooks-Smith said...

My research on the origins of Halloween has shown me that it IS a British holiday, although there are alternate stories about it. Most likely of them is that it started in Scotland and is a celtic holiday. I do agree though that the way it is celebrated in modern times is very American.