'Twas the Night Before Halloween
'Twas the night before Halloween
And all through the crypt
Every creature was stirring
Except one bat, who got gypped The monsters had gathered
To plan and prepare,
For the trick-or-treaters
Who soon would be there.
Spiders found corners and spun silky traps.
Count Dracula grinned and slicked back his hair.
Frankenstein's bride cried, "I've nothing to wear!"
"There's so much to do before bedtime at dawn."
So the witches brewed up a magical potion
Which set every monster and goblin in motion
And decorated till the wee hours of night.
Meanwhile the children were tucked in their beds
With visions of candy corn danced in their heads
There was bobbing for apples and rides in the hay.
There were costume parties, and games to be played.
Cupcakes and candy and, of course, a parade!
It was finally time to go trick-or-treating!
Moms re-painted faces, and straightened clown hats,
Put wings back on fairies, angels and bats
Their grins seemed to say, "Knock if you dare."
Gypsies and pirates and zombies in rags,
Grabbed their bright flashlights and trick-or-treat bags.
Rang every doorbell and yelled, "Trick-or-Treat!"
But just when the children thought they were done,
The princess piped up, "We've forgotten just one!"
Which gave all the kids a spine-tingling thrill.
They stood on the porch and were ready to knock,
When the heard heavy footsteps, and a turn of the lock
When what to their curious eyes should loom,
But a wicked old witch holding a broom.
Her cape, how it shimmered! Her face-oh, how scary!
Her hat was so pointy, it frightened the fairy!
And the children yelled, "Run! It's not a disguise!"
The monsters were sad when the kids ran away.
They wanted the children to come in and play
Come on, little monsters, the night's just begun!"
The monsters all cheered as they danced with delight,
"Happy Halloween to all ... and to all a fright's night!"
For this Halloween I knew I must make a paper pixie costume and that is what I set out and did with the help of my fantastic assistant, Robert.
It was made from recycled e