Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Party

 Today my daughter's MIL had an early Halloween party for all of her grandchildren; 5 in all ranging in age from 5 years to 5 months. Our 2 familes get along real well.  We celebrate most of the holidays together so our children do not have to decide what holiday they are spending what family with. (kwim)
   I decided to make a little bag of goodies for them. I had some large glassine bags that I sprayed using Krylon's black webbing spray.  Then I stamped spiders all over the bags.  Each bag had a Happy Halloween label edged in black ink.  Very quick & simple.

    These were the goodies that were placed in the bags.  Those pumpkin cookies are Cincinnati's pride backed by Busken Bakery.  When the company first began making these yummy cookies, they were available in only 1 size; a nice large one.  Being so popular there are now 3 sizes: the small ones (seen here), a large cookie and a skinny one.  Being these were for "little ones", I decided to go with the small size.

 A bag full of goodies.
   The kids had a great time.  There were lots of activities to keep them busy.  The first activity was making a placemat. The good old Cricut machine came in handy for cutting out a variety of Halloween shapes, the kids could place on their mat.  My daughter prepared the cutouts.
      After the craft, it was time to get the younguns' up & moving. You can only keep little ones sitting for so long.  I had gone to the Dollar Store and bought two bags of plastic spiders, bat, scorpions & skulls.  We hid them in plain sight so the kids could find them.  They loved this activity so much, we did it a second time.  Then it was time for bowling.  We had 5 pumpkin buckets turned upside down that the kiddies could roll the ball towards to knock the pumpkins over.  The 2 oldest did a great job taking turns.
   My favorite activity was the Halloween windsock.  This one the kiddies needed a lot of help with.  We had different shapes for the kids to glue on the orange plastic cake plate. Four holes were punched on the top & bottom rims of the plate.  For the fringe, black plastic garbage bags were cut into 1 inch strips.
   By this time the kiddies were hungry, so it was a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and apple slices.  Dessert was this spider cupcake.

  My grandaugther Olivia (3) was Snow White; her favorite Disney Princess.

     Lilly (14 months) was Tigger.  For Halloween she is going to be a bumble bee.

 A group shot. (Minus the 5 month old) 

     Do you know how hard it is to get a group shot of little ones?  
     Looking forward to Halloween next week.  I know these little ones are too! 
    Thanks for looking.


Joyce said...

What a fun and yummy party you had. Lots of cute little ones, cute crafts, too.

Marybeth said...

Looks like a lot of fun, Its hard to come up with something they can all do , looks like you did. Lucky grandchildren.

Stamper for fun said...

You had some really fun games for the kids. Nice job.

babar said...

I like the simple layout of the card.
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