Friday, October 30, 2015

The Many Faces of Halloween

I just can't help it!
Maybe I was dropped from my broom as a child -
but I just have to dress up and have fun at Halloween!!

Our home has had a long standing tradition
of being scary at Halloween.  We thrive on it!
Hubby gets involved, and we never ever let it
out what is happening at our house until
the day of!!!

Even at work, there is Halloween fun!
(Hubby does his own makeup, which he learned
as a Scout leader!)

We try to infect our little ones with Halloween

It's a generational thing!

(Disneyland's Halloween Party)
We love going to Halloween Parties

 (Riverwoods Halloween Party)

(Grand America's Tea with Witches)

(Gardner Village's Breakfast with the Witches)

And we love throwing them ourselves!
(Zombie Apocalypse)

(A family dinner party invitation.)

Edward and Bella's wedding reception
(over 30 years of Halloween parties have been thrown)

This year was our biggest as we turned 5 acres
of wooded land into a Haunted Hollow for about 200
Young Single Adults, complete with fog machines,
water guns, animated spiders, a chain saw,
and best of all Art City Donuts food truck.

(I was a 9 foot alien, but no one got a picture of 
me as it was dark!  This is another alien that I was one year.)

Usually we choose to be creepy and scary (just a little as the
grandkids and neighbor kids are small!)

But sometimes just cute and fun,
(Yes, Linda from Life and Linda, who created my
blog design, actually used a real picture of my
witchy self for my header.)

And last year, even Disney fun, (although as Olaf,
I still made little ones cry - just because I told
them I liked warm hugs!)

 I encourage friends and family alike to get in on the fun.

We have been dressing up for a long, long time.

 So if you are in the neighborhood this year,
stop by and see what we are cooking up this year.

Just remember we always stay in character,
so I probably won't stop and chat.

We will even give you a king size candy bar if you
tell me who you are!!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Well, I had better fly!


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh I love the spooktacular fun you and your family have at Halloween! I love seeing all your bewitching costumes too from the years...I still love those tights. Happy Haunting! <|:>)

  2. I love your spirit for fun! It's fun to see the different characters that you've been. I hope you have a great time this year too! Happy Halloween!

  3. Jacqueline, you and your family are so much fun! I bet it is a blast to live in your neighborhood. Your Halloween spirit is great! Through the years, I love the different looks and costumes. Your husband gets a lot of credit for participating. Fun time and great memories. Thanks you for the mention. Happy Halloween!

  4. Oh what fun to be a part of your family during Halloween! You come up with fantastic costumes, Jackie.

  5. Happy Halloween Jacqueline! What a grand tradition you have! Loved seeing all the old photos!! We used to have an annual Halloween guy came as an old man the first year, and every year after that he got older, coming with a walker, a wheelchair and finally on a stretcher! I couldn't believe how creative the guests got! I wish we had kept it going~

  6. You really do up Halloween good! I love each and every costume and all of the characters you've been...and you always managed to look ghoulish AND beautiful at the same time!! Your parties sound while!

    So great to hear from you, J! Sounds like we live in the same area with the kids coming back. I have i granddaughter now and between the 4 kids I know I can expect more. So it's nice there are some young kids and grandkids for them.

    Happy Halloween!! :)

    Jane x

  7. Wow such gorgeous costume you have had through the years, just beautiful....
    I hope you had a very Happy Halloween.....


  8. You have such enthusiasm and spirit lovely Jacqueline! You look like a movie actor in every amazing custom through all your past Halloweens. Great pics and the family look gorgeous too!
    I hope you had an awesome time, actually, I know you did hon.
    Have a great week.

  9. Such a great post - so many years of fun!
    I also loved the gold table setting in the previous post, beautiful.
    Happy Halloween!

  10. So fun to see photos from the past!
    I think you win the prize for being the most fun person EVER!

  11. Awesome Costumes! Looks like fun!!!


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