We celebrated Halloween with our community of neighbors and children and parents from our Waldorf homeschool cooperative. A longstanding Halloween tradition in this community is to gather for a “Gross Foods Potluck”. So people come bearing dishes with names like “Brains”, “Maggots and Wood Chips”, “Porcupines in a Blood Bath”, and “Coconut Frog Eggs”. But since this community really knows how to cook, it’s really a collection of delicious, organic, whole food dishes. Our contribution was “Bunny in a Blender”, which was Ella’s brainchild.
Ella had been excited for months to be a scary dragon, so I used my limited sewing skills to whip up her costume, and thankfully, at the last minute, Everett decided he’d be pretty excited to be a pony, so we were able to re-use the Pinto Horse costume from last year and the year before.
Since I spent the evening close to my Pinto Horse, I was the Homestead Cowgirl, and our good friend Alexis joined us in the fun.
We gathered for some apple bobbing, a costume parade, the potluck, and a story. I told a sweet story called The Naughty Hobgoblin, which I found here. Then we Trick or Treated at the barn, the front door, and across the street at our neighbors. The kids were overjoyed to have a branch of Autumn Olives, a little ball of trail mix, and a few peanut butter-M&M cookies. Super simple, sweet, and easy.
I hope you had a wonderful Halloween!