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Old 09-09-2004, 07:50 AM
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Our Halloween Party

I love Halloween! Last year we decided to throw a Halloween party because our kids are getting old for trick or treating and I want to avoid them getting into mischief on Halloween. Not that they would of course, the little angels... LOL

Here are some of the things we did. This party was themed for older kids so the decorations and food is more scary than you would want to do for younger ones. The kids we had at our house loved everything and have been asking if we are doing it again this year.

"Party central" was the garage

First we draped the walls with black plastic to protect my DH tools and to give the garage a dark, spooky feeling

We bought glow in the dark spray paint and painted ghoulish eyes on the plastic

We strung orange and purple lights around the room

We bought cheap plastic vampire capes and scary masks and used a staple gun to attach them to the rafters so it looked like there were monsters hiding in the attic

We set up a fog machine

I made "specimen jars" to place around the room by filling jars with water, a drop of green food coloring and a tiny bit of milk. This gives you a nice green cloudy fliud. Now add plastic bugs and stuff and you have lab specimen jars.

My DH built 2 life sized coffins that we propped in the corners with monsters inside (1 vampire, 1 mummy)

All of the food tables were draped with black lace, red velvet and white tablecloths.

We served bat wings (chicken wings), eyeballs (deviled eggs), witch fingers (cookies), baby guts (salsa), kitty litter cake, and pizza. Of course, lots of candy and punch.

We played spooky music throughout the night and had a bonfire too.

We had over 30 kids at our house that night, and I expect more than that this year!

This year I want to have a costume contest and a treasure hunt of some kind. I'm trying to come up with new "gross" food ideas too, I'm sure the kids will be expecting more of that!

Here are a couple of pics of one of the food tables:
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Old 09-09-2004, 08:00 AM
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Here are a couple more pics. The "eyeballs" and "witch fingers". The fingers were a big hit, they are actually very good. i have used the same recipe to make "normal" cookies. The last one is a pic of my DD, Mackenzie, and 2 of her friends. Kenzie is on the right.

(I hope no one questions my sanity after this...really, it's all in fun!)
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:09 PM
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Just bumping this back up since it is close to that time of year!!

I don't think anyone will question your sanity! It looks neat to me! Oh, no I hope no one questtions my sanity!

When I was young, I always said I wanted to be someone...I guess I should have been more specific!
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:46 AM
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Awesome ideas! We are planning a Halloween party and you gave me some great ideas My kids are at that age too, so this was very helpful. Great pics!
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