Showing posts from October, 2007

Eyeball Cookie

I made these cookies last night for a Halloween party/potluck. I had these gummy eyeballs that were completely round. I cut off the bottoms so they would lie flat on the cookie. Then I baked regular sugar cookies. When the cookies came out of the oven, I placed the eyeball on top of the warm cookie. The gummy stuff melted a bit on the cookie which made it look cool and helped attach itself. These were quite a hit with the kids and moms.

Halloween Party Schedule

Ok I have firmed up my activity plans for the Halloween Party this year.

I purchased a Haunted Gingerbread House decorating kit from the store for kids to do as guests arrive.

Craft - Make your own trick or treat bags. I purchased plain white paper gift bags and I have all sorts of stamps and rub-ons (which I bought all on clearance last year) to decorate them with

Bob for apples - be sure to have plenty of towels and encourage the kids not to backwash in the bucket with the apples

Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt - I found sponge pumpkins on clearance last year, so I bought a ton. I came up with a scavenger hunt for the kids. Each pumpkin will have a word and a number. I'll think of a cool Halloween saying that will be said if they fill it out properly. (#1 Have #2 a #3 Happy #4 Halloween) Then I'll hide all the pumpkin sponges and when they can tell me what the phrase is they get a small prize.

Food - I always have some cool food, usually cupcakes and popcorn balls. If you don…

$50 Halloween Party for kids

Every year I host a Halloween party for my son. He has a summer birthday and with all our moves it seems like there isn't enough friends for a birthday party. As a kid my parents used to do the same for me and I loved it. Since I have almost a lifetime experience at hosting a Halloween party I have it down to under $50.

$20 - 2 bales of hay $5 - Tableware
$5 - bag of apples
$2 - outfit at a Thrift store
$10 - candy
$5 - craft supplies
$3 - Misc. stuff

The hay is used for two activities, but if your budget is tight you can reuse the hay from the first activity. The $20 estimate is based on $10 a bale, which is the most expensive I've found hay.

Depending on the size of your party, you have two options. For a small party go to the dollar store and pick up a tablecloth (paper), plates, napkins, and cups. You can usually find them in a Halloween theme. For a larger party you will need the same supplies, but go with the plain black and orange tableware because yo…

Awesome Sand Castle

Hopefully I can start posting more regularally now that we have finally settled in. Here is a picture of an awesome sand castle we found on the beach. There was a big festival about a week before we went, so I assume they had a sand sculpture contest.