Halloween Recovery Giveaway

Ah Halloween, over for another year. Historically Noodle has been a big fan of the ghoulish holiday but this year his mind is filled with computer games, trading cards and his demanding social schedule - his dance card is always full!

Little Guy embraced the holiday as little ones do. He still loves to dress up and is a firm believer in the fantastical world of zombies, witches and Frankenstein.

Friends around the world delighted us with pictures of their amazing costumes! Others were decidedly against the holiday and refused to acknowledge hopeful trick or treaters at their door. Having not grown up with the tradition of celebrating Halloween I can understand the sentiment. A couple of kids with a ratty supermarket bag rudely insisting on treats is not my idea of Halloween fun either!

To celebrate the end of the funny business I am giving away one of these cool pirate bags! It's been featured in this great treasury for all you pirate fans out there. I made these bags as part of our Pirate Day costume. There are only two in this limited edition design. The fabric arrived this week for the rest of the bags so they are having a makeover. Stay tuned!

To win, comment here about your feelings towards Halloween. Yaye or Nay?Tell us what you did, what you dressed up as or what you watched on TV instead of answering the door! There can only be one winner and the choice will be made randomly on Monday of next week. November 5th (ooh Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night!) The giveaway is open internationally, the bag is a small size but the strap can be made to measure to fit any age child up to about nine years old.

PS. Check out Jojoebi's family portrait here! fantastic!



18 comments:

  1. I love Halloween, dressing up, candy, spookiness...I'm so glad Japan is getting more and more into it. I think it also brings the community together as everyone interacts with the children around them :)

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  2. Love halloween in Japan, organised trick or treating with the local shogakko, both kids dressed as perry the platypus this year, I was a dragonfly.

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    1. wow!!!! Thank you so very much!!!! Now I have to decide which of the boys gets it! Or can I order a second pirate bag with the new fabric?

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  3. I would have to say I hate Halloween... we have a party at the English school I teach at and I get so sick of the ungratefulness of the students and parents regarding how much effort goes into it. Last year there were complaints that there weren't enough candy etc. It looked to me like the kids got at least a year's supply!
    I also hate dressing up... a party pooper - that's me!
    On a completely different note... the wind blew lots of feijoas off my tree today - many more than I realise were actually there. It could be the first decent harvest!

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  4. Halloween isn't really strong here in New Zealand - at least the trick or treat part of it.
    I think we only had one set treaters and they were very well dressed for the occasion.

    I'm not really keen on it though. I prefer Guy Fawkes. :) Lots of fireworks displays vs gorging on sweets... give me the fireworks any day.

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  5. Our community really gets into Halloween. One major street in our town filled with Victorian houses is especially fun. Everyone sets up tables and pop-tents in front of their houses with elaborate decorations and the whole thing is very festive. We all get dressed up (including adults) and go trick-or-treating as a family. We look foward to it every year!!

    -Amy

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  6. I love the idea of Halloween and seeing little kids dressed up in their cute costumes, all excited about lollies! Halloween isn't very big in my area though. Anyone who does trick or trick doesn't usually make much of an effort. Last year, being the first year in our house, we stocked up on yummy treats for the trick or treaters. The only lot we got was a bunch of teenagers, who weren't even dressed up! Once they saw we had treats they yelled out to all their mates who came over too. I'm sure they egged our house afterwards as well! This year we just ignored the door lol :-)

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  7. We don't celebrate Halloween, I don't really want to celebrate the dead rising or encouraging my children to beg lollies from strangers... Instead we went to a Pumpkin Party at our local church, where the theme was Jungle Animals. There were loads of games and activities with lollies and food... It was a great night and my children certainly didn't miss out. There was 1000 children there, they had to turn people away!!

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  8. Our kids LOVE halloween! I must admit though, the idea of our kids going door-to-door knocking for treats makes me a bit nervous. Luckily, the local church puts on a "light party" each year. Gold coin donation to attend. It's an alternative to Halloween. The kids go and collect hidden lollies around the property and play games - they love it. We're not church-goers and the church doesn't bring any religious feeling to this event which is good as the whole community can feel relaxed about attending.

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  9. I quite like it, not so much the trick or treat part but the dressing up and having fun. I had to work on the night so did not enter into the spirit, pity it is so close to Guy Fawkes.

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  10. Anon. Make sure you leave your email, you might win! You can send me an email to contact(at)meeabee.com thanks!!!

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  11. My young family (5, 3, 1) didn't participate this year - not against it at all, just my oldest gets scared easily at the moment so didn't want night mares from all the great costumes. We will join in when I think the time is right because getting dressed up can be a lot of fun and create great family memories :)
    beckstar1@hotmail.com

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  12. We love halloween. Both of the boys are not quite ready to go trick or treating but they still dressed up in their costumes (both as batman) and waited for he trick and treaters and gave to give them lollies.

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    1. You won! Yaye thanks for entering, could you send me your postal address. jacqui(at)meeabee.com

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  13. This is the first year my 5 year old has really got into it and although she didn't dress up she made posters on the windows for the trick or treaters and gave out lollies - which was exciting!

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  14. We don't live in the best neighbourhood so don't go trick or treating. We get dressed up at home and eat lots of treats instead. The kids still have fun and get spoilt :) Darren dazzkeep@hotmail.com

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  15. Yaye, we have two winners! Ushka in Tokyo! And Kiwicris in Auckland! Congrats! And thanks everyone for entering, seems Halloween draws a mixed bag of feelings.

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