Since Nana's Halloween party was such a hit and the kids asked if it could become a tradition..........I've begun planning for this year's party.
Now since my budget can't get any tighter, the girls will be helping with at least the food part. I still have the decor from last year and am slowing increasing it. I figure at the rate I'm going by the time they're much older Nana's house will turn into a haunted type house each year for the party. lol
I've already picked up a brain, heart, and liver. Yup. Oh and some icky eyeballs and dismembered ears. Plastic realistic versions but put into various types of jello made a certain way it ought to have the right effect. Travis remembers how to make fake blood that looks realistic from drama class. If I get creative, I'm sure we can put that skill to use. Since I have metal wash tubs, as long as it's not too cold......they'll bob for apples. I might have pin the tail on the donkey and come up with a halloween design for it. The egg toss was a hit, so that will happen too. Trying to think of other old fashion type fun games that I can include the littlest ones on, cuz I have Brandon 3, Connor 2, and Oliver 1 and I don't want them excluded if I can help it. Although there is one game that is really fun IF it's not too cold and if the kids bring a change of clothes or something. You fill water balloons and tie them onto a string that ties to the child's waist, then with folded newspaper......they try to pop each others balloons (balloons are set to rest over the fanny, newspaper is so it doesn't hurt)
If it's cold, and since we're already having major fall weather who knows, I'll have to think of inside activities.
Of course pumpkin carving is the highlight, not to mention the treats. But I'm thinking thinking maybe........if I can find the right kind of like toddler clothing at yard sales.......then pick up some straw (will be doing it for decor anyway) they could make their own scarecrows. (at least the older kids) But like I said, that idea just hit me so we'll have to see what I can find clothing wise at yard sales. lol
And this year, it will be on the patio and back yard instead of out front. Because the jungle is no more.........which means I can get a bit more creative with decor.........hmmmm
So......toss me some ideas
Katie and kids will be invited. If they come, they come, if not........whatever. She's playing a game that I don't play well if at all so who knows. Her loss, not mine. I've detached to the point where I keep forgetting to put my reply to her letter into the mail. So either that is my cruddy memory or full blown detachment. lol