THIS IS NOT AN ANNUAL PARTY.
Last year I swore we weren’t going to do this again, and yet we did. Princess was sure that doing it once made it annual, and doing it twice is bound to make it a tradition. :shocked:
The party menu included chili dogs, chips, pumpkin cupcakes, and of course, graveyard cake. How to make graveyard cake–take one chocolate fudge cake mix, bake, top with chocolate fudge icing and chocolate sprinkles. Stick oval-shaped vanilla sandwiches cookies in the cake for tombstones–write things on them like Eat Me! Help! RIP! I’m Alive! (It’s hard to write legibly on little cookies. I used Betty Crocker Food Writers. Princess came up with some Spy University FoodDoodlers–they worked really well, too.) This year’s cake is decorated with marshmallow ghosts, skull lollipops, and gummy bones. This is how I decorated last year’s cake.
CHEAP TOLIET PAPER IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING.
Halloween party games! The mummy wrap–pair the kids up and give them some toilet paper. One is the wrapper, one is the mummy. This year I let them have two rolls of toilet paper each and the mummes were really wrapped. I let them all grab candy afterward and you should have seen the mummies busting out of that toilet paper!
NO, NOT THE PUPPY!!
The teenagers didn’t want the puppy to feel left out.
AFTER THIS GAME, THEY SMASHED ALL MY PUMPKINS.
Pumpkin relay–divide into teams. The team that can go back and forth balancing the miniature pumpkin on their head the fastest wins.
Then while I wasn’t looking for a minute, they came up with bats out of nowhere and smashed all my pumpkins and gourds. I think they thought that was more fun than anything. I was bereft.
Other entertainment included water balloon fights and jumping in giant leaf piles. Here, Princess is prepping a leaf pile for the party. Of course, since she is easily distracted, she stopped to practice her professional rake balancing act.
Doing anything special this weekend? Any big Halloween plans?