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the Halloween/birthday party is over *pic heavy

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Pelican49, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    It was fun, but tiring and I'm glad it's over. My Grandson's b'day is November 3rd, but the weekend before is Halloween and everyone has things to do. So this year, for his 5th birthday we decided to just let him invite his pre-K class and make it Halloween themed. Since we're kinda far out I didn't expect to have more than a few show up. Did I get fooled! 13 kids and each had an adult with them. One kid had 3, both parents and a Grandma. I think that's excessive, but I did put on the invitation that we'd be serving lunch. LOL.

    Since my little house in the sticks is less than 1,000 square feet (traded from a big house with a yard to a little house with acreage. Good decision), we'd planned on having most things outside. It was in the upper 60s, but it rained and blew all day, in staying with the Halloween theme I guess. So we had to scrap the scavenger hunt. One little girl spent most of the party standing by the brooder staring at the chicks. She was very good and didn't touch, just looked.

    Anyway... the kids seemed to have a very good time and I thought I'd include some pictures of what we did.

    The birthday boy playing "pin the tail on the cat". His ghost costume was in his way, so he took it off.

    The menu;
    Mummy dogs

    pumpkin sandwiches (baloney & cheese)

    ghost sandwiches (egg salad)

    don't know if you can see it, but there's an ice hand in the punch, which gots ewwws from the girls and coooools from the boys

    instead of a cake we had monster cupcakes (very time consuming to make I might add). This is them on their display

    And these are closeups of the cupcakes

    There was also a cold pasta salad made with colored wacky mac, chips and a relish tray.

    This coming Wednesday night is trunk 'N treat at my daughter's church, Friday we're going to Hallowzooeen and then Halloween night, Trick or treating. Busy week.

  2. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    Awesome job!
    I did Dracula cupcakes one year...red hots for eyes!
    Kids were freaking out!
  3. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chirping

    May 17, 2010
    Athens Illinois
    very cool i bet everyone loved it. Better plan on a good turn out next year too! Very creative.
  4. SparksNV

    SparksNV Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    looks like lots of fun! [​IMG]

    I'm making some monster cupcakes for my dd's 6th grade bingo night on Tuesday. Got the idea from Taste of Home - I might just use some of your ideas too! We made the cupcakes today and they are in the freezer waiting to be decorated.

    bet you're tired though....[​IMG]
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Love those cupcakes and other edibles.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Wow! Somebody worked their fanny off for this party! Love the mummy dogs and the ice hand!
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    so talented!! love all the pictures!! great idears!!! i especially think the hand ice scultpure came out the best!!!! thanks for sharing! [​IMG]

  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Very creative!
  9. How fun!!!! I LOVE those mummy dogs, I might have to steal that idea. Your grandson is very lucky! [​IMG]
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Pelican, I remember the planning stages you posted, it turned out GREAT! Wow, what a lot of work, well done Grandma! [​IMG]

    Marth Stewart's got nothing on you! [​IMG]

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