Isn't that what Halloween is all about?
A few weeks ago, some of my friends with children were discussing their Halloween plans. They were talking about going to a certain cafe for a cookie decorating class. I thought it would be fun to also take the girls I babysit (Caroline and Mary Elise) to the class.
The only problem? It cost $12 per kid.
So, I channeled my mom's industrious side and set out to plan our own alternative party. My friend Liz provided the special icing, Kh. Jeanette provided some fun sprinkles, Trish provided The Great Pumpkin DVD, and I provided cookies and the venue.
I hosted 13 kids for a very fun, very sticky mess of a party. Am I crazy? Yes. Was it the most fun ever? YES!!!
Here are some of the party details. (I really love to plan a party. But, planning a KID'S party, 10x more fun!)
Here's the "medium kid" table. (The 2 year old bunch, were set up in the kitchen. And the bigger girls were in the bonus room.)
I got these fun take out containers and put the cookies into each box ahead of time. I gave each child 5 cookies: a bat, a witch's hat, a scaredy cat, a ghost and naturally a pumpkin.
I, once again, channeled my mom when I made these alliterated name cards for each child. Do you know how difficult it is to find a spooky word beginning with A? We settled on "Alarming Anna-Marie" because it was the least offensive title we could come up with! I thought the others turned out pretty cute though!
Let the fun begin! Here's "Lurking Lydia" piling the icing on her cookies. Liz made orange, green, black, and white icing for the kids. It was the perfect representation of the Halloween color spectrum.
"Jumpy James" going to town on his plate of cookies.
"Nightmarish Nicholas" at the little people table in the kitchen.
I think it was controlled chaos. I think.
We ended the party by watching (not listening, the kids were far too loud) Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin. Classic!
The three crazy "big" girls. The only one missing was Grace. Harveys please come home!
I invited Cailyn and Clare to keep Mary-Elise company. I think they had a great time.
Mesmerized, and in a sugar coma! I love it!!!
"Petrifying Paul" graced us with his presence. He says, I'm cute, and I know it.
Sweet friends, "Spooky Sarah Ann" and "Crawly Caroline." SAC "BOOed" Caroline earlier this week. Have you heard if this? Read about it here. She passed on the Boo to Mary Wren and Isabelle.