Monday, November 1, 2010

A 50s Halloween

We have a couple of Russell's cousins and their families who are in our ward and that we love to hang out with.  I had the idea this year to have all of us dress from the 50s for Halloween.  All the girls wore poodle skirts and all the guys were greasers.  I had not dressed up for Halloween in I think 11 years and I had SO much fun.  We went to our church "trunk-or-treat" the day before Halloween where all the kids go from car to car to trick or treat. Here is our family all dressed up.
And the girls giving some attitude
Nathan being cute with his hair all slicked back
 Here are the 3 little girls (Madylin, Riley, and Morgan)
 Best picture I go of my 3.  Nathan would NOT hold still
 What made the night really fun was that we decorated the truck with a diner theme and the 3 of us mommies served root beer floats to the trick-or-treaters.  We spent several hours the night before on this juke box that hardly got noticed (but hey- the 3 of us girls had a ball making it with lots of good-natured criticism, sarcasm, and laughs into the wee hours of the night) and we played a cd through the car of 50s music that I put together with lots of great songs like Yakety Yak and Hound Dog, and Rockin' Robin to a name a few. We were singing along while scooping ice cream and having a ball even though we were too busy to even look up at to who we were serving.
Here are the 3 ladies that put it together with our precious juke box. 
We changed the names of the songs on the box to incorporate our kids' names.  
We had: 
Rockin' Riley
Nathan Angel
Braden B. Goode
Wake Up Little Mady
Morgan Sue
Luke Potion No. 9
And here's the whole gang with our ribbon we won for our "trunk."  Time to start planning for next year!


Crystina said...

How fun! We didn't dress up our trunk but we still had a blast at ours too! You guys did an awesome job! And you all look so 50's!

Judy said...

You all rock (and roll). Everyone looks so cute!

Heidi and Adam said...

what a cute idea! so original =]

The Heitritter Family said...

This was the cutest idea! I was telling Kestler on the way home that you guys looked perfect - I could totally imagine you all being the pretty girls at school in the 50's. I can't even pick my favorite picture! I love the attitude your girls have and I absolutely love the family picture. if you hadn't just got those perfect family pictures taken I would say the Halloween picture would be great for Christmas cards!

Melody said...

I love the fun creativity! Root beer floats sound amazing...I bet you guys were a big hit!!! I love the poodle skirts too! I remember when my mom made us poodle skirts and I LOVED it!

Reed and Natalie said...

Cute cute cute! I LOVE it!