With only a few days back at home before Halloween, I feared that these "pumpkins" just might be all that we'd be able to pull off. Inspired by this picture and, by the way, we had the garlic soup for dinner the other night and even R, 7 years old, liked it.
More spookyness found here, brought back from Panama:
Brain (Coral)! (Sea Urchin) Skeletons! (Coral) Ghoul! (Conch shell) Magic Wand!
C came through, bringing home a couple of actual pumpkins for the boys to carve, but a few other fruits were thrown into the decor: a small squash, mango and a coconut which came with a pre-drawn face from the local grocery store. They always sell coconuts that way. The leafy faced man was made by someone we knew while living in Boulder, CO, and the blue face was made by my 44 year old brother in a high school art class.
Halloween costume sewing and knitting yet to come, and belated Socktoberfest updates, too.