Growing up, Halloween was always a big deal around my house. I wouldn't describe my mom as a "crafty" person (I am pretty sure most of my creativity comes from my Dad -- which if you knew the man, this would make you chuckle). However, when Halloween rolled around, her inner Martha Stewart would roar & she would pull out all the stops.
My mom is a teacher, so during summer vacation we would head out to the fabric store and flip through books & books of patterns. Once my sister and I decided on what we were going to be, she would then spend the rest of break sewing our costumes. She did this. every.single. year. I NEVER had a store bought costume, not once. Amazing, right?!
When Halloween night would finally roll around, rain or shine (and it was usually a freaking monsoon because we lived in Oregon) we would proudly debut our handmade costumes while my mom took us
"power trick-or-treating" (kind of like power walking, but in costumes). The woman would go crazy (seriously nuts). We would be tired & wet, and she would happily shout, "Just one more house! Come on, guys! Let's do this!" Her enthusiasm was contagious, so we would hit one more house.....which usually ended up being more like ten.
When it comes to Halloween, my mom is the queen, and I love her for it. So, we thought we would send her a little care package this year. I grabbed some of my favorite things from the shop and wrapped them up all pretty**. Here is a glimpse at what she will be getting.....
Of course, this mini party would be the funnest thing ever if we partied with her on Skype ........but my Mom and technology.......well, that is a long story that we will save for another time :)
** The box shown is the kraft candy box from the shop. It was used for styling purposes only. If you plan to recreate this exact party in a box, please note that all the items shown WILL NOT FIT in this box if you want to close the lid.**