Oct 15, 2011


A few days ago I told the kids we were going to have a spooky dinner to celebrate Halloween.  You'd think I had told them they had won the lottery.  Their eyes lit up with wonder....and they have been pestering me ever since.

Well, today was the BIG DAY.  Spooky Dinner Day.  For all the "oohs" and "ahhs" it got, I think the dinner was a smashing success.  We actually had so much fun that we might make this an annual tradition.  And maybe we'll eat silly food for all holidays.  I guess it depends on how ambitious I feel.

The kids dressed up in their new Halloween duds.  Matchy-matchy and super fun.  I love it.  Last night I spookified the house with a few Halloween decorations, which we didn't photograph today, but suffice it to say that tables and walls and children were all sufficiently festive.  [Many thanks to our sweet Granny, who gave the kids their fun clothes and all the tableware shown below, which was the inspiration for our fun "party."]

We sat down to a feast concocted from recipes found on  We enjoyed Mummy Dogs, Bones 'n Blood, Monster Jaws, and Spooky Juice.

The ice cubes floating in the juice were supposed to glow in the dark, but our tonic water failed under the black light (bummer!).  The kids did love finding plastic bat-shaped rings frozen in their ice cubes, however.

For dessert we ate Dirt and Worms.

All in all, it was a fun family meal.  I'm not sure how it happened, but we ended up discussing The Dixon Fairness Doctrine over dinner, which always makes me smile.

It was a good night.
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