in pictures . be spooky

31 Oct

bats from 2010, mummies from 2011, glitter ball flower thingies from easter, arrows from cole’s room, and the quiver became the jetpack — this was the year of repurposing :)

also, i think i could eat those hot dog mummies every day. yum!

happy happy happy halloween!

45 Responses to “in pictures . be spooky”

  1. donna November 1 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Your costume ideas are so good. I love Lila’s shoes. Our girlies have them in the camel and the grey and they are so cute!

  2. Melinda Siklosi November 1 2012 at 3:09 am #

    You are such a creative person!!!! I do love your son’s costume:-)))He is so cute! And Lila too, of course…Did You made everything all by yourself? The costume, the food, the decoration??? Please tell me how did You have time for everything!!!! Congratulation!!!

  3. Nani November 1 2012 at 4:22 am #

    I am seriously in love with the costumes and the way you decorate. You nail it every single time. I cannot wait for your Christmas prep!

  4. Nina November 1 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Love the color scheme! :)

  5. Amanda November 1 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Love it all!

  6. Stacy November 1 2012 at 7:14 am #

    As always I love love love it! You rock and Cole looks a lot like you! xoxo

  7. cindy dueck November 1 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Love it all of course!! Cute decor and great costumes :)

  8. justine November 1 2012 at 9:07 am #

    this is so awesome in so many ways! my favorite are cole’s snacks on the floor in his cowboy costume… helping keep him still? I’ve resorted to that on occasion with Brayden haha ;). awesome costumes for both kiddos!

  9. Erinn T November 1 2012 at 9:13 am #

    just so so so wicked. all of it.

  10. Lexi November 1 2012 at 9:39 am #

    This is so PERFECT! Love everything! The costumes, the decorations, the photos.. EVERYTHING! You are amazingly talented! Such an inspiration!

  11. Kristen Honeycutt November 1 2012 at 9:49 am #

    LOVE their costumes! The plane turned out so good, and that jet pack is the BEST!!

    • andrea November 1 2012 at 10:01 am #

      thanks kristen! and thank you so much for letting my ship those goggles to your house!!

  12. Sonja Hammad November 1 2012 at 9:51 am #

    You’re simply amazing. I looove these images, and the costumes are beautiful! Wow. Your kidlets are so lucky to have such a creative mama.

  13. cait November 1 2012 at 10:06 am #

    so incredible! I love the gold and that jet pack is genius.

  14. Raquel November 1 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Ugh…AWESOME!!!! Seriously how do you do all of this?! Love it all! So creative and so much fun. Can I ask how you made your little flower ball things? And where did you find li’s hat and the kids eyewear?

    • andrea November 1 2012 at 11:09 am #

      haha, thanks raquel!! the ‘flowers’ are just styrofoam balls rolled in glitter, with a pipe cleaner wrapped in washi tape! the kids’ costumes were from amazon and ebay but it doesn’t look like any of the listings are still active. if you search on there you should find the same or similar products! (lila’s are adult sized, and cole’s kiddo goggles came with a hat.)

  15. Christine November 1 2012 at 10:59 am #

    omg, I love this post so much. You are the halloween, craft, costume queen!

  16. Ingrid November 1 2012 at 11:11 am #

    I just love all your creative ideas…and seeing the love in which you photograph your children. Simply beautiful.

  17. Niki November 1 2012 at 11:37 am #

    So festive Andrea! Love the bats on the wall and the gold pumpkins! And obviously, your children and their costumes!

  18. Suse November 1 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    hehehe. That is all. :)

  19. Kayls November 1 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    These are gorgeous! You are always so creative!
    Where is the light above your table from?

    • andrea November 1 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      thanks kayls :) cb2!

  20. Jensine November 1 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I always look forward to seeing how you decorate your home and how the kids are dressed for Halloween! Creative as always!

  21. Elizabeth B November 1 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Andrea, i’m still following along here keeping up to date on the Hanki household.
    you have the best ideas girl.
    Love it and love the costumes!

  22. julia November 1 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    oh my goodness, love the costumes! Our little girl was a cowgirl this year (and our little guy a ninja turtle–his choice) horray for repurposing :)

  23. michelle November 1 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    airplane and jet pack look so awesome!!! it wouldn’t be halloween without the hanki halloween party!!! xo.

  24. Melissa November 1 2012 at 3:58 pm #


  25. noelle November 1 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    As amazing as all of these pictures are, I am fixated on the pillow in your 2010 post (behind the toy skeleton). You must [please] tell me where you got that! Awesome costumes as well. its nice to see kids wear costumes other than what you’d find at old navy and walmart! :)

    • andrea November 3 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      i think it was from homesense :)

  26. Jenn November 1 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Love all your decorations and I adore their costumes! You’re making me want to create an empty room with great light in my house. :)

  27. Danielle Trovato November 2 2012 at 4:43 am #

    wow wow wow wow! my jaw is dropping as always. andrea you are UNBELIEVABLY talented. I am in awe. your blog posts make my day. :) xo

  28. sarah m. November 2 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    you are incredibly talented. love. it. all. still think we should have a yyc meets yeg crafternoon someday!

    • andrea November 3 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      christine and i have talked about this a few times — we are so in!!!

  29. morgan November 3 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    I agree with sarah. We must have a crafternoon together sometime! I always love your awesome halloween decor and amazing costumes!

    • andrea November 3 2012 at 10:43 pm #

      yes! and thank you :)

  30. Analicia La Salle November 3 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    Where did you get Lila’s shoes?

    • andrea November 3 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      the moccasins are minnetonkas from crewcuts :)

  31. Krysta November 5 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Oh my goodness honey! You are showing me up in the mothering department!! Cute decorations, adorable costumes, and spooky halloween treats? We wanna come play at your house! I’m starting to think you are Wonder Woman! xo

    • andrea November 6 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      we went you to come play too!!! why must you be so far away?!

  32. Andrea October 15 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi there! I’m attempting to make my son a plane costume this year and I loooooooove your version. Any tips? Items to use? How did you secure the wings? I’m an Andrea, too! Help, pleaseeeeeee…… :)

    • andrea October 16 2013 at 10:06 pm #

      hi andrea! thanks so much. all i used was cardboard boxes (and a cereal box for the round part), hot glue and duct tape! wings are glued on :)

  33. Monique September 26 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    hi andrea! did you get lila’s costume from ebay or amazon? me and my girlfriends are throwing a early halloween party in a couple of weeks, and i cannot seem to find one as cute as this one! thanks so much ( and thanks for all the inspiration!)

  34. Monique September 26 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    hi andrea! did you get lila’s costume from ebay or amazon? me and my girlfriends are throwing a early halloween party in a couple of weeks, and i cannot seem to find one as cute as this one! thanks so much ( and thanks for all the inspiration!)

    • andrea September 26 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      thanks monique! i make all of my kids’ costumes so i can’t help you there! maybe check etsy??

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