I can’t help it, I love Halloween. Particularly the opportunity it offers to get together with friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon and celebrate together (Spain is not big on trick-or-treating, unfortunately). Friends, costumes, black and orange balloons, a couple glasses of red wine… could there be anything better, now that it’s starting to get cold?
Usually, my family bears with me, but this year our au pair has become the perfect ally. I dare say she’s almost as excited as I am about the party. She and the kids have already begun preparing, although there’s still a few days left.
Here are our new friends, waiting for the big day (inspired directly by Pinterest):
And, in the production line, we find loads of toilet paper rolls (which I’d been saving, yay!) about to become toilet paper mummies (thanks papelisimo.es):
This year, thanks to our au pair’s culinary ambitions, we will also have cheese broomsticks, and it won’t matter if ours don’t look exactly like this (my apologies in advance, onelittleproject.com):
Best of all, the children and the au pair are planning the party together, and learning new words at the same time. How do you say mummy, mommy? Cómo se dice bruja en inglés? How do brooms fly?
Only one small shadow remains, and that’s the fact my daughter is determined to dress up as Elsa. Witchy Elsa? Vampire Elsa? Mummy Elsa? Spider Elsa? I ask, though I’m afraid I already know the answer…