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Ceramic Jack ‘o Lanterns, Jo’burg Zoo, and baking – Halloween 2016

3 Jacks and no Jill. Had so much fun making these Jack o Lanterns at pottery

3 Jacks and no Jill. Had so much fun making these Jack o Lanterns at pottery

This year we had a lot of fun over Halloween.  On Saturday night we went to Jo’burg Zoo for Halloween fun.  I don’t know if this is an annual event, I stumbled across an advert for it on twitter and booked.  The crowds of people were dressed up.  We dressed Fjord as a mummy, wrapped in bandages, so many people wanted their pictures taken with him.

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Spike Milligan slightly misquoted "I told you I was Ill"

Spike Milligan slightly misquoted “I told you I was Ill”

Acacia was rather disgruntled because the lions and tigers in the zoo had gone to bed and she couldn’t see them but otherwise both children had huge fun.  Acacia was not well and was running a temperature but nothing would have stopped her from going on this outing.

Sick little girl was lights out on th eway home

Sick little girl was lights out on the way home

Because I did a really sloppy job of the children’s birthday party this year I wanted to make it up to them by having a Halloween party at home.  This was anticipated with excitement for about 2 months.  Because so many were busy on the Saturday we opted to have the party on Monday, Halloween evening.  Cliff found a shop in Alberton selling Halloween goodies and I baked a few treats.  We also asked guests to bring a snack which meant a lovely fun array of treats.

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I loved Cliffs idea of making eyeball jelly, glow in the dark bouncy ball eyeballs were set in Jelly

I loved Cliffs idea of making eyeball jelly, glow in the dark bouncy ball eyeballs were set in Jelly

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Now we roll at pace toward school exams and the Christmas season.  I’m already looking forward to the relative peace of January.

4 comments

  1. Wow it looks like you had lots of fun, I never landed up doing anything this year 🙁

  2. What an awesome Halloween the Zoo and your party. Love all the eats. I remember the excitement with my boys and their friends dressing up for Halloween. Hope Acacia is better

  3. wow you really put a lot of effort into all those halloween foods.

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