Why the Tree of Life?


AWHS Halloween Party

We just got home from the Austin Waldorf Homeschoolers' Halloween Party. Oh, what fun! Lots of yummy potluck dishes, fun games like ring toss on witches hats, pin the nose on the pumpkin, feel the icky yucky thing in the box, and even a fortune teller.

Everyone was in costume and eager to participate. Kirven's favorite game had to be throwing darts at balloons.

It was such a sweet party. Most of the prizes were little trinkets; only a few pieces of candy (which unfortunately (for me) melted in my pocket). Dunagan won a tiny, glass sun, which you can't see very well.

And Kirven won a couple of teeny tiny pumpkins and minuscule spell books. Kirven questioned why the 'spell books' were blank, and I told him that he would have to know the secret magic word for the spells to appear. All spell books are enchanted this way.

The older homeschoolers' drama class did the witches' scene from Macbeth around a glowing, steaming cauldron, and a couple of other children recited spooky poems. After that, and with the darkness, most of the children went running off into the woods with the dads jumping out from trees to scare them. Dunagan ran off with his friend Annie to be scared by the dads, but eventually joined Kirven by the fire circle to throw sticks into the fire. Ayla was right there with them, throwing in handfuls of hay and scaring her mama in a not so fun way.

Eventually, even though the boys were having the time of their lives, Ayla really and truly gave out and needed to be put to bed, so we sadly made our way home. Thanks very much to our hosts, Margaret and family! We can't wait for next year!

1 comment:

  1. We had such a great time too!!! The kids loved it!! You know, Jennifer, we are so lucky to be a part of this awesome homeschooling community!!!