halloween in review

Just like that, one of my favorite holidays of the year is over.

Sad face.

It was a great year. We didn’t get to do a lot of fall events, due to baseball and other commitments, but we made up for it by participating in some new events.

I mentioned that on the Tuesday before Halloween, we attended the Tour or Treat at Everbank Field, as part of the Jaguars Kid’s Club. It was a really great time and I was so glad we got to check it out.

The tour started in the Touchdown Club of the stadium. Since we were among the first people there, we were sent off in the first tour group.

Members of the ROAR were positioned at each location to distribute candy and goodies to the kids.

First, we stopped in owner Shahid Khan’s suite. It was pretty swanky with a fantastic view. I wouldn’t mind getting to watch a game from that vantage point.

Afterwards, it was off to the Media Center, and to the room where the press conferences take place. This guy has been waiting for his airtime a while.

We went outside, through the tunnel where the players enter the field and out on to the field itself.


And then it was into the locker room, which was so incredibly cool.

After our tour, little man had a bite of dinner, courtesy of Subway, who had provided little bags of turkey sandwiches and apple slices, and got his picture taken with Jaxson DeVille. He loved every second of it!

It was a really fun night. Not too late and not too intense. Little man had a blast and I was glad that we go to do something Halloweenish before the big day.

And then it was Friday!

We had a few friends over for dinner. I like to get a nice meal in little man before the sugar insanity starts. He doesn’t really eat candy while trick or treating, but I knew that between his class party and the get together there would be plenty of sweets.

I put together a pretty simple dinner of raw veggies and dip, mac and cheese muffins, chicken nuggets, ham and swiss cocktail sandwiches, brie bites and a few other dips.

After we ate, and the sun began to go down, we headed out the door. Somehow, I got left behind to man the trick or treat bowls, so I didn’t get any pics of the kids in action, but little man obliged me for a few shots in our yard.

He did make an awesome Harry Potter, if I do say so myself.

I imagine it was after 9:00 when everyone made it back to the house. Mr PugRunner lit up a fire and the kids made s’mores, while the grown ups hung out and chatted. It was fantastic and such a great way to spend the night. It looks like Halloween will be on a Saturday next year, and I can’t wait for a full day of festivities!

How did you spend your Halloween?

What’s your favorite Halloween splurge? (Mine is Twix).

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12 Responses to halloween in review

  1. I LOVE the little man’s costume! (And am slightly jealous :))
    That is so, so cool that you got to go to Khan’s suite, I can only imagine what it’s like! I had no idea the locker room was so nice! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but still!

    That’s cool how you turned the whole evening into a fun event for the kids and parents, from dinner to (Oh my goodness!) smores and a fire, it sounds like a blst!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It was incredible. All the dads were drooling over it. Obviously, it was empty, but I can only imagine when the bar is going and the catering is in place. Amazing.

      I am going to try to set up a trunk or treat block party in our neighborhood next year. It’s so fun to have everyone together for trick or treating action. It’s really such a great time of year.

  2. He’s the cutest Harry Potter! Can you tell me more about Mac and Cheese muffins?! Clearly I’m missing out on something important. Halloween on weekends is the best, because the kids really get to enjoy it to the fullest. (Who am I kidding, EVERYONE enjoys it!) Looks like you had a great Halloween this year!
    I don’t get trick or treaters at my house, which makes me kind of sad. I loved handing out candy at my mom’s house when I was still living there, and seeing all the neighbor kids in their adorable costumes. Maybe next year I’ll hang out at her house!
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  3. Angie says:

    He is an adorable Harry Potter!
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  4. I LOVE his outfit and it sounds like you all just had so many amazing Halloween festivities.
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  5. Tara says:

    I hope the Jags continue to do that. I’d love to take my little guy when he’s a few years older. That looks awesome!

  6. jan says:

    Your little guy’s toothless smile is the cutest thing ever! I love that phase. Love his costume, too!!
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