WHY?! Well, for orange and black day, of course! Because not everyone celebrated Halloween the school opted to have an orange and black day instead. They often have these fun "spirit" days throughout the year to foster school spirit and camaraderie among the students and teachers. FUN! We didn't own many orange things - guess it's not 'our' color. In fact, the only orange clothing we had was one T-shirt and a couple of Home Depot aprons. That just wouldn't do.
While I was Michaels, I saw they had their leaf garlands on sale for $1.50. Nice! I bought a couple and glued the leaves to a peice of yarn to make some orange leaf necklaces. I know there was probably a better, cuter way to do this, but I don't have time for better or cuter. I had time for this.
These two were the real instigators of the face painting. They wanted to go all the way. Oh, and did you notice the orange flowers in their hair? I made them from silk flowers bought from the dollar store - $1 made 4 barrettes and I still had enough flowers left over to add to my scrapbook stash! I also made some orange earrings and bracelets from a kit from the dollar store. Big hit with the girls. Thrifty can be chic, right?
Only one more sleep until Halloween! Yay!! What are you giving away this year? We are giving away pencils. I learned my lesson last year when only 5 kids came to the door and we had 2 large bowls of candy left over. I knew I'd eat it, so most of it ended up in the garbage. If we have pencils left over... they can be saved until next year! We also bought those at the dollar store (packs of 10 for $1). Hope you have a good one!