This year I hosted my second ever Halloween Party. The first one I held was in 2013 when Jude was just a wee bub. Last year, I was up to my eyeballs with Toby being just born so I skipped it. This year we managed to get 13 toddlers and a baby all dressed up and along to the party. I decorated the house a bit and spent several hours making 36 cupcakes (thanks Mom for the awesome cupcake decorations!). Jude went as a pirate (a Melissa and Doug dress-up costume) and Toby as Peter Pan (a DIY project). Here are some photos of the party.
The celebration was also in part a going away party for my friend who will be leaving Taipei to return to London. Our boys have been friends pretty much since birth.
The party was so much fun. It was amazing that we had all those toddlers in one space without any incidents. On Halloween Day, we dressed the boys up in matching shirts from Grandma and went walking around the neighborhood.
I tried so hard to get a nice of two in their shirts but its very, very difficult these days!
This one was the best of my attempts.
We decided to go out all for Jude’s First Halloween and host a party for my Mom’s group and all the babies.
So I transformed our apartment into a haunted house and prepared lots of ‘spooky’ snacks,
including caramel corn and pumpkin cupcakes.
Then Jude and I put our costumes on (mine, a homemade Cat in the Hat and Jude, a skeleton onesie – thanks Aunt Natalie!)
And our guests arrived!
Halfway through the party Jude did an outfit change. Voila! A monkey!
We tried hard to line all the babies up to capture the occasion but it is near impossible now that most of them are on the move.
Jude’s monkey suit was pretty hot and fluffy so he was pretty happy to just lay still.
We snuck in another photo.
And soon things were winding down. After two hours of partying the babes and moms were tired so we said our bye-byes,
And Dad came home!
We released Jude from his monkey suit and let him crawl around with the balloons while we cleaned up.
Even though he didn’t get to eat any candy, I would say It was a pretty cool first Halloween for Jude.