Halloween Party With Graveyard Cake!



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.


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!


The teenagers didn’t want the puppy to feel left out.


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?


  1. MARY says:

    The party and cake look fab!!! I want to come! Don’t forget the ghost stories!! Have a great day! :purr:

  2. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    That cake looks good enough to eat. :hungry: I have no special plans. Halloween is not a biggie for me since the kids are grown. I only have 1 grandchild living close and she’s only 15 months old. That is just a wee bit young for all the good Halloween stuff. I wish all my family lived close. I miss all the good stuff we used to do. All holidays were big then. Have a great day and :hug: to all.

  3. Kim A. says:

    Looks like an annual event to me! 😆

    It also looks like everyone had a great time, even Blue. Okay, maybe it wasn’t so great after your pumpkins and gourds were pulverized.


  4. Susan says:

    Wow, it looks like everyone had a fantastic time! :shimmy: It sounds to me like this is already a tradition. 😆

  5. kaye says:

    What fun you guys have up in those hills! Everything looks spooky enough for a grand party if you ask me.

  6. leanne says:

    The cake looks great!!!! We’re taking the baby out for her first Trick or Treat. She’ll be the cute little black and tan puppy, I’ll be the one with tears coming down my face because my baby is growing up. 😥 Hope everyone has a great day.

    Leanne :snoopy:

  7. Brandy says:

    I want to come to your house! Sounds like everyone had a blast!
    The cake looks not only yummy, but fabulous as well!

    Have a great day and no, no Halloween plans for the weekend.

  8. Estella says:

    Nothing special this weekend. The party looks great. Can tell the kids had fun.

  9. catslady says:

    We had our now “Annual” pumpkin carving get together last night. Wish I could do a picture – we had a spooky tree, bat, skeleton face, pirate, alien and just a weird face for our pumpkins. Still nibbling on the seeds – yum (but your cake looks better lol).

  10. Dru says:

    They must have had so much fun playing with the toilet paper, smashing pumpkins and falling into the leaves. The cake looks delicious.

  11. Cheryl S. says:

    You are such a fun mom!!! Looks like everyone had a blast. I want to come to your parties.

  12. Alice Audrey says:

    What great games! I’ll have to take notes for the next time we have a party this time of year. Which will be next year, actually.

  13. Bonnie Ferguson says:

    That cake looks amazing! :hungry:

  14. Ellen says:

    What fun the kids are having! Great cake too – maybe I’ll try that over the weekend.

    Tonight, our family helps run a booth at the local harvest festival – it’s always fun to see everyone in their costumes and the kids having a great time.

    P.S. I’m so going to ask for your brand of camera for Christmas. The picture are great.

  15. Angie T says:

    I remember that cake from last year and I was looking for the recipe again, I loved it so much. “Eat Me” is my favorite “headstone” saying!! LOL!
    I was actually wondering if you were going to make it again…

  16. Ericka Scott says:

    The neighbors had a big halloween party…we just “listened” to the music (thump, thump, de-dum, thump)….we’ll go trick-or-treating, but will save the party for when the holiday falls on a weekend!

Add Your Thoughts