Halloween is not widely celebrated here in New Zealand
but in our street all the little children get dressed up
and knock on our neighbours' doors getting little treats!
We decided to drag our bbq out to our front lawn and cook the kiddies some
sausages to counteract the effect of much sugar.
A bbq, a table, some sausages, bread, tomato sauce and drink
a few chairs and a few quilts on the ground,
some paper serviettes and some festive bunting...
it's a party!!
You can dress up as much or as little as you want to,
I had two pirates and cute little pirates they were!
Up and down the street they went collecting goodies.
The little ones were so excited.
Look aren't they adorable??
They could not believe their luck getting lollies!!
Everyone came and stayed and chatted and ate all the sausages
and drank all the drink! it was a beautiful night and lovely to hang out with our neighbours
and meet some new ones!
Even the big boys had some fun.
I know there is a lot of discussion about whether Halloween is good or bad but
I firmly believe if Jesus lived now He would drag out his BBQ and feed the little children
I do not believe He would shut himself in his house and say "GO AWAY"
and ask any of our neighbours,
we had a great party out on our front lawn, that's what community is all about!