I wasn't really planning on celebrating halloween this year, but yesterday morning I was feeling festive so I threw together some last minute costumes for the kids and decorated the house. I asked Minty what she would like to dress up as and she told me she'd like to be a vampire.
"Do you even know what a vampire is?" I asked.
"Well… I think it's just like a killing machine in a cape." She replied. Great. I'm glad she learnt something at pre-prep, thanks to the endless monster high dolls paraded at show and tell!
Minty was very enamoured with the idea of trick-or-treating. I wasn't entirely sure whether it would be well received by our neighbours since halloween isn't really a bit deal here in Australia. I tried to explain to Minty that many of the houses might not have a treat to give her so she decided she could give out treats to our neighbours instead. I thought this was a great idea and much more neighbourly, so we baked some halloween cupcakes to give out. Minty piped the icing herself. She's getting pretty handy with a piping bag for a five year old!
Minty emerged from the first house wide eyed and said, "Something strange happened, It was almost like they knew we were trick-or-treaters and they gave us a treat straight away!" Their haul included some biscuits in a paper patty case from a tinned assortment, a home brand muesli bar ("I think these might have come from a shop!" Minty told me in wonderment as she proudly showed me this treat) and a $5 note. Not bad really.
At bedtime Minty whispered to me, "Thanks for letting me trick-or-treat. Tonight was the best night of my life."