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November 4, 2011 at 1:21 am

Halloween 2011

I figure you all have been so patient this last month while I dealt with the Halloween craziness in this neck of the woods that you deserved a fabulous wrap up post!

Every year we make a float for our town Halloween parade.  This was our sixth entry into the parade and we were happy to have a total of 27 friends and family that made up this year’s float entourage.  In the past we have done pretty character specific themes.  This year we decided to go with a broader theme and settled on the Nifty Fifties.

We had girls in poodle skirts, Pink Ladies, boys in motorcycle jackets and lettermen sweaters, two waitresses and even a soda jerk!

I find that soda jerk to be mighty handsome, if I do say so myself!

Daddy D and I created almost everything on the float ourselves, from the soda shoppe counter in the back to the 6 foot tall float glass and cars in the front.  I even made fake sundaes that looked so real one of the little girls tried to eat one!

Notice the missing cherry!

Unfortunately this was the day that the October snowstorm hit our area, but we were able to get in the parade right as it began flurrying.  But it was definitely the coldest parade we have done!

We had so much fun creating our own 50’s wonderland.  Even more so, we loved that our kids get to invite their friends to be a part of it.  We hope that these are memories that they will treasure forever!

*Pictures thanks to Nick Piatek of the Liberty Indy, Jesa Stiglich-Creamer and Carly Allen


  1. How fun! I love your skirt.

  2. Texas Type A Mom says:

    Wow that looks like a fun day!

  3. I remember you getting ready for this last year! Looks like it was such a fun time!

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