Of course, I have to get in on the fun the week before the big day because well... it seems I must have a million things going at once in order to get through the day. Ok, maybe not, but after last year's party I couldn't say no to My Boys who really wanted another party this year.
So, the planning began in early September. I kept very good notes on what worked well and what didn't last year. Even what eats and treats I couldn't fit into the plan last year but really wanted to try this year. I had a fabulous blogging friend, Janet of LaDue & Crew, send me a Halloween book with ideas that was key to some of my ideas.
We had a bigger crowd of kids ranging in age from 3 to 9 years old this year. So, it was a wonderful surprise that we had a gorgeous night for our party and could play several games outside! One of the big hits of the night was the mummy wrapping game - only we had the kids wrap 4 of the dads who are VERY good sports. Then, of course, we had to torture them a bit by making them run a race all wrapped as mummies. The kids loved every minute of it!
Now, for the food! I didn't make everything from scratch (ok... send me off to the exiled food bloggers island now... I took ALOT of shortcuts for this party). I'll share a few of the things I made this week, but first up are the cupcakes... because well... I am so proud of how they turned out!
So easy to create! I used gummy ring candy for the eyes, and added an M&M to the center of each one. Then used red icing to make the bloodshot squiggles. The kids loved the creepy look of these cupcakes!
What's your favorite treat during Halloween?
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