Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Halloween Assignment for A Thanksgiving Give-Away!

So I was thinking...

I pretty much LOVE Halloween. Not of the scary parts of it, but I do love getting the kids dressed up and I love checking out the costumes of the kids who come to the door, too. I have this thing about trying to dress my kids in a theme. Surprising, huh? When Ave was a baby she and Tate were Danny and Sandy from Grease. Then last year I was trying to get a theme together, but since Beckett was due less than a month before Halloween, I didn't know whether to plan for a boy costume or girl costume. Tate desperately wanted to be a firefighter...so I thought Avery could be a dalmation and the new baby could be a fire hydrant...ha! Someone told me that was cruel, so in the end, they all ended up being something different. I'm not going to tell you today what they're doing today...I'll save that for later, but definitely are all a group. And if I can bribe Tate into it next year, I've already got something cooked up for that, too!

Anyway, back to the reason for this post. Costumes give me ideas for party themes and for the images that I draw for some of those party themes, so I want your pictures! I am going to give you one week to send me your pictures of your cute little ones in their costumes. Next Friday I plan to post a slideshow of all the pictures so we can all get ideas for next year's costumes. Then I'll draw a name from all those who sent pics in and the winner will receive a Thanksgiving banner that will soon be available in my shop. Now, the smart thing would be to post a picture here of the banner you'll win, but that would mean I would have had to have MADE it already, and with all the orders I have the paper is still sitting here staring at me. But I will have it made by Friday and post the pic of it when I post the winner!

Now, I know some of my faithful readers don't have kids to post pictures of or your kids have long outgrown dressing up. That wouldn't be fair, would it? So here's what YOU should do. Send me a picture of either yourself from this year if you're wearing a costume or find and scan a picture of you in your favorite costume from when you were little. Make sense?

So for instance...you may post a picture of your kids (here's a pic of my kids and my nephew from last year):
Or a vintage pic of your favorite childhood Halloween costume (that Cabbage Patch Kid is me in 2nd grade!)Didn't my mom sew the BEST costumes?! She made that huge yarn wig!

So start snapping those pics and send them to me @ polkadotsandpirates@gmail.com...don't forget to include your name, your child's name and what their costume is. Happy trick-or-treating!

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I LOVE my blonde hair trying to poke out of the dark wig...classic!!! :) Cute idea - can't wait to see all of the pics!

Spare Time Designs (Tammy) said...

i love that pic! I cant believe she made that wig!Go Sandy!

goldenshoptalk said...

HOW did I miss this/you not tell me about this?? I better get to work, I have three costumes from last year, one from the year before and two from this year! Does it count if she is crying hysterically in each one? :) Great idea!! I don't need to win, but for sure have to enter!!