Monday, November 2, 2009

All Hallows' Eve ~ 2009

This was the first year, in 6 years, that we did not attend our annual All Saints' Party on All Hallows' Eve...

There were 3 of us planning the party this year, and unfortunately quite a few of the families that normally attend were recovering from the flu, and even more families coming down with it, so we decided it would be best to cancel it this year.

Honestly, I was relieved.  It is a LOT of work to put on our party, and I just didn't have the energy this year...  Instead of spending the morning getting ready to go and the early afternoon setting up, I made a big breakfast for my family, then we carved our pumpkins, roasted the seeds, decorated Holy Ghost Cookies,  colored pictures of the saints, ordered pizza, and put the finishing touches on the costumes before heading to Rascal's Godparent's home for the evening, along with 2 other (healthy) families.   Actually, between the four families, we had nearly 20 children (all but 4 of them being boys!), and they had just as much fun as they would have had at the parish hall, playing various games and bingo, while winning way too much candy!

I had a wonderful time just relaxing and visiting with my friends, so I didn't even take that many pictures at the party.  Here are a few I did take:

~ Decorating their Treat Bags ~ 






~ Bingo ~ 





~ More Games ~







~ Musical Saints ~ 




~ Smiling Faces ~


5 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your evening and were able to take it easy. Great costumes.

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  2. Do you know just how much I HATE the swine flu???
    Looks like so much fun!!!

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  3. That looks like SO much fun!! I wanna play!

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  4. Our group made the same decision about our All Saints Day Party. I agree that it was nice to just stay home and not have to worry about planning ... I've been in charge of the soup potluck/kitchen for the past couple years. Though, this year I had asked someone else to step forward to lead because I wasn't sure when baby would arrive (due any day).

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  5. How fun!! Glad you were still able to go out and enjoy yourselves without all the hustle and bustle. It is good that you were able to rest and just enjoy the company and kids.

    God bless!

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