And A Good Time Was Had By All….


Party! It was fun. And exhausting.

The mummy wrap game–how fast can you use your roll of toilet paper to wrap your mummy? Then there was pumpkin relay–pass the pumpkin and get it back to the front of the line first. And pass-the-pumpkin–a hot potato type game.

Lots of cake, cupcakes, chili dogs, Coke, and chips were consumed by all.

The evening ended with a game of dodgeball and a water balloon fight. My 13-year-old, Football Boy, played dodgeball and water balloons against ALL the fifth graders.

Guess who won?

Graveyard cake!

Bake a chocolate cake mix. Ice with chocolate icing. Crumble fudge chocolate sandwich cookies on top. Using oval-shaped vanilla sandwich cookies and an icing pen, write fun stuff like RIP, Jack the Ripper, Eat Me, I Am Still Alive, Marry Me, etc on the cookies and plant them in the “graveyard” like tombstones. Sprinkle on some candy skulls, pumpkins and wormies. Fun cake! The kids loved it.

Candy corn count: 223! Winner from this weekend’s Free Book Friday and an autographed copy of Amy Knupp’s Unexpected Complication: Shari C with a guess of 224! Click the Contact button in the menu bar above to send me your address!:wave:

(Don’t forget Halloween Treat #4 this coming Friday!)


  1. Karen K says:

    I love the cake idea . I’ll use it this weekend.
    I think maybe the 5th grade kids won.:?

  2. Melissa says:

    Congrats Shari!
    Love the Graveyard Cake. “Eat me” ๐Ÿ˜†
    Lizzy and Jack. Two of my favorite people. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ I’ve been to Lizzy Borden’s house in Fall River, Mass and I got a very cool t-shirt.

  3. Cryna says:

    Congratulations, Shari….. ๐Ÿ˜€

    What a neat cake. Thank you for the picture and sharing, I was wondering about what the cake was…….what a fun thing for the kids…….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Susan says:

    Congrats Shari!:bananadance:
    Great photos! Glad you all had such a good time and I’m sure the Graveyard Cake was a big hit.:)

  5. Jennifer Y. says:

    Congrats Shari!

    That cake is a neat idea!

  6. Estella says:

    Congrats Sheri C!

  7. catslady says:

    Congrats Sherri – I was way too high lol.

    Save the “Bite Me” for Jill S.:mrgreen:

  8. kim h says:

    wtg shari

  9. Angie says:

    Go Shari!! that picture would never display on my home computer…but I suck at guessing games so I am only a little bummed! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    Suzanne, I am SO making that cake to bring to work on Tuesday! :yes:

  10. Maddie says:

    I am going to make that cake for a pot luck I am attending on Saturday!