Halloween Party 2008!

Here it goes, the complete Halloween Party run-down!

Invitations were SO simple. We used the saying:
"It's a Halloween Party
You're in for a Scare
Prize for best costume
Be there if you dare!"
You'd be Ghoulish not to attend!
(please find babysitting for a haunted night out!)

Melissa and Kristin (who cohosted the party) came over a couple days before to set up the table. We used black fabric, silver webs, pewter dishes and black candlesticks, plates & napkins.

We set up the dessert table and drink bar the day of...(I couldnt close those rooms off to the kids!)
I only used tea lights in paper bags to decorate the front, a couple pumkins and a wreath.
This poster was right in the entry...I wanted to let people know they were in for some fun games! (and to stick around for the costume contest!
We made sure to have great prizes for the costume winners. Everyone voted, and we had some clear winners! We decoupaged the black and white paper to the lids of the jars to match the theme.
Of course we needed candy on the table! I also put out halloween books to look at. We had halloween movies playing on the tv on mute and then had Halloween music in the background.
The finished table with food. Miranda came up with all the food labels! I emailed her a list of food and within minutes she emailed me back a list of names!
Tortilla chips: torn skin crisps
Chili dip: brains and beans
Tomato, bean, corn, cilantro salsa: pick in your eye-o
7 layer dip: 7 feet under
Normal red salsa: vampire blood
Sourcream dip: rabid dog froth
Green salsa: pile of bile
guacamole: cold mold
Baguette slices: fresh flesh
Spinach dip: creamed ghost gizzard
Hot artichoke dip: choking heart parts
Hot water: burning acid
Hot cocoa mix: ground sweet bones
Marshmallows: ghost cutlets
Bubbly root beer: hell broth
Ice water with scary ice: goblins bath
Pumpkin pie: jacko’s flesh pie
Whip cream: ghost guts
Apple slices: bat nibblets
Caramel dip: sweet joint juice
cream puffs: mummy eyeballs
Brownies: death by chocolate
I cant believe I dont have a picture of the drink station in action.
We had hot water and hot chocolate, and the coolest looking rootbeer that we kept adding dry ice to. Then water with ice that had spiders in it.
Bobbing for Apples. I got these great tins at Lowes for 15.00 each. I figure I can use them every year...and they would be great for a big bbq with sodas!
We strung a rope from 2 trees and then hung 10 stings from it to hang the doughnuts! We had at least 20 participants!
Prizes for all winners/participants that wanted them!
Things I would have done differently:
of course we had too much food...but that means lots of left overs!
No pumpkin pie next time!


All about Feathers!

My friend gave me the idea to make a black feather wreath kind of like the PB one. So, I found a wreath form, painted it black and wrapped 2 feather boas around and around it (gluing as I went)
(if you try it, wrap it around before you glue so you make sure you spread the boas evenly)
It isnt the cool looking crow wreath from PB, but it is a great Halloween wreath!

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Planning a Halloween Party...

This year, I am doing a adults-only costume party. There are so many ways to have a halloween get-together, but for this year, I thought it would be best to invite TONS of couples and make it more of an openhouse.
Of course Ill blog about this after the party...but for those planning parties, here are some of the ideas we've come up with for this one:
Food: ALL DIPS! Chips and baguette slices with guacamole, chili, artichoke, queso, salsa, etc.
Drinks: bubbly rootbeer, hot chocolate/cider, water
Dessert: ok...Im still deciding, thinking old fashion candyshop/cookies etc.
Prizes for best costumes
Doughnuts on a string
Black and White movies playing
Spooky music
Couples pictures

Any other great ideas?
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Applique for a boy!

Ever since I got this fall's Mini Boden catalogue, I've been meaning to try a couple shirts for Robbie.
Yesterday, Rob helped me make the patterns and I went to work on some 5.00 Old Navy shirts!

I think I may write something on this one...

this one is harder than it looks...trying to get my machine to go in and out of those little teeth was a nightmare! After a few washings it will be worn and perfect!

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