Fall, Kids

Off to Never-Neverland!

You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.

The boys had the idea to do a Peter Pan theme this year. And it was a good one! We had so much fun with it. I made them wait until Halloween to put on their costumes and boy were they excited — and in character!

We went to a festival downtown early. We walked up and down the street for an hour, they got candy and they were done, haha! The good thing about going early was that there weren’t too many spooky costumes out yet.

Then we went to our friends’ house for a non-Halloween fire pit, outdoor movie and s’mores. I’m somewhere in between not doing Halloween at all (I want to celebrate life, not death!) and letting the kids enjoy costumes and trick or treating.

These are some shots I took in the literal five minutes my family gave me to take pictures. I used the tripod and timer for the whole family shots.



The second star to the right shines in the night for you, to tell you that the dreams you plan really can come true.

Costumes: Wendy: dress | Peter Pan: costume | Tick Toc Croc: costume, clock | Captain Hook: costume, wig, hat | Tinker Bell: costume – thrifted (similar) | Swords & Hook: Dollar Tree

What were your kids for Halloween? Oh, and how do you handle the candy situation?!

4 thoughts on “Off to Never-Neverland!

  1. I enjoyed Halloween with my friend’s grandkids early in the afternoon at a downtown event. Then we ate pizza to curb the sugar rush. After, I went to my neighborhood hangout spot and enjoyed visiting with neighbors and trick or treaters. It was fun to get out in the community and socialize with everyone. No additional candy at my house.

  2. Hi Kate,

    You all looked amazing as the cast of Peter Pan – how perfect for your crew of 5!!

    I’m totally with you on where to draw the line for Halloween. I don’t particularly like the holiday, but I don’t want to deny my child the fun dress up and candy memories either.

    We took our almost 2 year old to trick or treat with his older cousins in their neighborhood and there were way to many scary costumes! So next year we will definitely take a page from your book and go during the day!!

    Kristen S.

  3. Hi Kristen! Yes, I agree it’s hard to know where to draw the line. And I hate all the scary stuff. Even all the cartoons turn to ghosts and zombies. And let’s not talk about scary movie commercials! Oh well, I guess we just have to take it as it comes :)

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