Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kid's Halloween Party

This past Saturday, we hosted a kid-friendly Halloween Party!

We tried to keep it light and fun instead of spooky and scary.  I think the goal was accomplished and the kids all had a great time!  Some of our little friends were missing because of sickness, but the party went on :)

I also tried to keep the decorations simple, which for anyone that knows me, that in and of itself is a challenge!  I used some black and orange crepe paper behind the goodie table, a black tablecloth that I already had and some leftover fabrics from my son's Construction birthday party and my daughter's Bumble Bee birthday party.

I borrowed my mom's Cricut to make the bats and spiders and the word BOO and added a few silly spiders and a black cat garland, both from the Target Dollar Spot.

I filled up the table with all kinds of Halloween treats -- cheese balls, Halloween candy, goldfish crackers, Pirate's Booty, cupcakes, mellowcreme pumpkins, chocolate covered Oreos, Reese's Pieces and chocolate covered marshmallows.

We had quite a bit of food!  But hey, that's what a party is for, right?

We had fruit and veggie trays with dips, cheese, crackers and sausage.  My friend Laura brought the spider web taco dip and my friend Kathy brought the little chocolaty acorns.

We also served this chili, my favorite recipe, along with all kinds of toppings.  Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients.  This stuff is amazing!

For drinks, we served apple cider, sodas, beer and Capri Suns for the kids.

There were 7 kids under the age of 4 and they all came dressed in their costumes.  From left to right: Elliott, a bumblebee, Morgan, the Coca Cola polar bear, Tyson the pirate, Luke the race car driver, Andrew, Lightning McQueen, Quinn as Little Red Riding Hood and baby Rachel, a clown.

Photo by Kathy

Photo by Kathy

Photo by Kathy

Photo by Kathy
Photo by Kathy

After all of the kids were fed, played and had a zillion pictures taken, we decorated Halloween sugar cookies!  Different colors of icing in squeeze bottles and loads of sprinkles and sugars for the kids to choose from :)

It was a great party and the friends that couldn't make it were missed, but we had a lot of fun!

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Colleen said...

what a cute little party to celebrate! love the idea of the sugar cookies to decorate too.

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