It came a little early at our house!
As far as costumes go, it has been our goal to do All Saint's on a budget. It's been another blessing to explore what we can "create" with things on-hand...Especially since I don't sew! Speaking of that, Catholic Icing has a great idea for Mother Teresa if you are looking for a quick and easy no-sew idea! There are some amazing ideas out there. This is a link from a St. Joseph's church with some photos and more saints to ponder!
~Princess wanted to dress as Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha~
Even though she's not a saint yet...Being a Blessed is pretty close:)
My Mom found this Native American costume in her basement that was an old dress of mine when I was in Campfire Girls!
We scrunched it up with a belt since it was a bit long. The boys had the Indian arrowhead necklace from Cub Scouts and we had plenty of cross-necklaces to go around. We made the headband from a scarf and hot-glued the feathers...Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was re-created!
But my favorite "special touch" came from our very own backyard!
At the party, big brother helped little brother play the game...
I just have to share this easy and fun game for kids if any of you have All Saint's Parties in your communities....
For the life of me, I can't remember where I got this idea...It seems that I heard about a priest doing it for a homily?
Nevertheless, its a neat thing to do for an All Saint's Party!
All you need is a shoe box and a small mirror...
Tell the kids that you have a surprise for them.
All they need to do is line up if they want to see a "Great Saint!"
One by one they walk through the line and peek into the box...Quietly, so they don't spoil the surprise for the other kids in line.
When they peer into the box they see that "Great Saint" looking right back at them!
All you holy men and women, pray for us!
Halloween came at the end of our week. I really should do a separate post but I'm too tired for that! The kids had fun trick-or-treating around our neighborhood Court and visiting the Care Home where the elderly residents enjoy the costume review and a giving out treats. The residents even dress in costumes too!
Angel Baby wasn't a bit bashful!
~Looking forward to a peaceful All Saint's Day Mass to shake out the stress of a busy weekend~
God Bless all of you saints and souls!