10.31.2010

Happy Halloween, Me Hearties!

So let's talk about why it's probably not a good idea to make a custom Tinkerbell tutu by hand for Maya, out of shimmery tulle and satin ribbons. And why I shouldn't have purchased the darling green wings, matching Tinkerbell trick or treat bag, wand (which I can't even find), and sparkly silver shoes, all with meticulously glued white butterflies here and there for added beautification. Reason? Because Maya is CRAZY. She ruined everything in the first 5 minutes, before Wes could even see her. So here ya go, Wes. I got one adorable photo of her looking perfect...from behind. Her socks had holes, her tutu was crushed beyond belief (should have photographed it before), her white tights were stained from asphalt, and she threw a fit in the parking lot of our church's Trunk or Treat.

Wait. What's a Trunk or Treat?? I had never been to one, believe it or not. It's where a bunch of people get together and decorate their cars and trunks, and pass out candy to kids. In the past I thought, "Lame-O!" But it was seriously AWESOME. Finn loved it. I loved it. Wes had to take Maya home—after only 20 minutes. Boooo. Ah well, she's only 19 wild months old, that little stinker (or is it Tinker).

Here are the best shots of the night. We were the Dread Pirates Johnson...with a greenish fussy-face fairy. I decorated my car like a pirate ship. It looked great, if I do say so myself. I went all out. I even made a Neverland Map and burned the edges. I won serious cool points with Finn this year! So check out our Halloween 2010 Trunk or Treat highlights:

Wes, you were SUCH a good sport. Gosh I love you!!

I found a huge roll of paper that looked like wood. So I basically wrapped the car. There may or may not have been duct tape and thumb tacks involved...

"Trunk or Treat!"

Wes stained this treasure chest I found at the craft store. Then I glued on a "keyhole."
Finn is so excited to add it to his pirate reenactment collection.

The flags can be found at The Bee & Nie. I just made them into bunting by stapling them to black ribbon.

The map! I was so happy with how it turned out.

Who says a modest costume can't be sexy? ;)

(Finn kept saying I was Elizabeth Swan. Doncha just love him?!)

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!! Sadly Finn came down with a bad cough and fever in the night. So we will be watching the Trick or Treating through the picture window of our living room this year.

Until next year, when I will indulge whatever phase my children are going through, and dress appropriately. Unless it's Barbie...

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christina said...

Your car looks awesome! We never decorate ours.

And holy cow. That map!!!

Very very clever, Lyndsay Johnson.

Beth said...

I love everything about this!!! Your trunk look AWESOME!!! And Tinkberbell is adorable and so are all the pirates. Well done.

Traci said...

Tinkerbell Maya warmed my heart. You are a beautiful family :)

Tiffany M. said...

You must have worked so hard! But it was so worth it, the results are stunning! You guys should make a pirate movie, I bet it would totally rival Peter Pan.

dandee said...

You're amazing Lyndsay! I have never seen a trunk so festive! It looks great as does all of your costumes!

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

just found your blog!! love it :)

p.s. you have a beautiful family!!

Sarah @ Different Dog said...

Diggin' the map friend! You're too much! And YOUR costume is so cute...and it lasted longer than Maya's too.

Christy said...

I LOVE your trunk! And I'm so glad that you explained what a trick or trunk was - I had no idea and I'd seen the term floating around the internet! I really want to find one around here next year!

Your creativity is so inspiring Lyndsay! And, you are just gorgeous! As are your adorable kiddos. What a beautiful family you have. :)

G8redit said...

Could you please tell me where you got the map? Or did you make it yourself?

Lyndsay Johnson said...

@G8redit I designed/created the map myself. If you would like a copy, email me at lyndsayjohnson@gmail.com and I can email you the file. I printed mine at 11x17 and then burned the edges.

The Howard's said...

Love the costumes!! Can I get a copy of your treasure map?? Thanks!

Christina said...

I love that map! Can you tell me where you got it or how you did it? My family is doing Peter Pan characters this Halloween and this would be perfect for our trunk or treat.