Monday, November 9, 2009

Party Time

Well, the Halloween Party was a smash. Thought I would share a few of my favorite bits and pieces!

This is just a simple basket filled with fake spider webs and Werther's Originals.

Hard to see it, but these are gloves (with bones printed on them) filled with popcorn, and candy for nails.

Here is our watermelon carved to look like brains. There were two of them, though this picture only shows one. The hand in the picture would move, and crawl toward people. Let me tell you, the brains were so gross looking when people carved into them! Sure did taste good, though!

This is just very simple, but I love how a basic orange tub can make bags of chips look all Halloweenie!

These adorable chocolate-covered pretzels were snatched up fast. The white chocolate was dyed with food coloring, and Halloween-themed sprinkles were shaken on while the chocolate was still wet.

These smores were a HUGE hit. Everyone loved them, and many people said they'd never had smores before! Of course these aren't your traditional smores, but it was a good gateway into the wonders of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. YUM.

Loved this super-cute display of "dirt" cakes. They were basic chocolate cake, topped with chocolate icing and dusted with crushed oreos, with a gummy worm on top.

Of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without caramel apples! Some of them have Halloween sprinkles on them as well.

There were lots of other yummy foods too from potato salad to "bat wings" (chicken wings drenched in a dark bbq sauce) and mummy dogs (hot dogs wrapped in croissants to look like mummies). There was green punch with red hand-shaped ice. Everything was so delicious!

We had all kinds of carnival games from bean bag toss games to fish-for-your prize games. There were potato sack races, a moon bounce, a cake walk, and more. My personal favorite was bobbing for doughnuts. All the kids had to try to eat their doughnut off of the string without using their hands, or letting it fall. We had a few that were masters at it easily, and others who eventually gave up and just grabbed it to dig in.

Here's a picture of our "snow princess," Anna, bobbing for doughnuts!

Abbi looked beautiful as a witch-without-her-hat. :)


  1. I just found your blog and can't wait to spend some more time looking through your posts!

  2. Kristin the party looks fabulous!!! What a lot of work you've put in, I'm sure it was worth the effort :)

  3. What creative ideas! Love them!