Nana's Halloween Party Today

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Ummmm. I went a tad overboard. :rofl:

    The treat bags are so over full they started to tear. They may not hold up until the kids leave and I may have to switch them over to storage bags. lol

    I've got a witch's pot (spell check is not helping me spell the right word...) full of gummy body parts, chocolate body parts, eyeballs (chocolate), pumpkins and candy corn. I have mother in law's haunted house the grands love so much (mine did too) filled with pumpkins and candy corn. Nichole made popcorn balls and is picking up carmel apples. Not sure what easy child is bringing over....she has a new obsession with mincemeat cookies. I'm about to pop some peanut butter cookies into the oven. And I'm thinking hard about the graveyard pudding thing. Doesn't sound hard except me and icing do NOT get along, never have probably never will.

    I've got these plastic parts that are like Mr Potato head pieces to make pumpkins for the little kids that don't require carving. You just stick them into the pumpkin. Kayla decorated mine that way so I know it's not hard. I also have sticker faces to put on pumpkins too. So little kids are set. What doesn't get used will be saved for next year.

    Games are iffy at this point. Katie and the kids aren't coming. And in all honesty the older kids were who I was doing the games for and now there will only be 3 older kids here to dunno. We'll see. I could still do the eyeball bounce and the egg toss I guess. But the grands will be happy just playing with their toys. lol

    And of course there will be pumpkin carving for those old enough. :D

    Not quite your classic Halloween party. But not your average trick or treat Nana either. I imagine it will evolve over the years.

    Because I think I just started a new tradition. :rofl:
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Sounds like a blast! You looking for the word cauldron?
  3. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    It sounds wonderful, Lisa! I'm sure the kids will have a great time. And years from now the grands will be telling their own kids about those Halloween parties at Nana's house!
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    cauldron! That's the word! I must've spelled it 5 times and spell check wouldn't correct it to the right spelling. lol

    I hate it when my brain refuses to spell something I know how to spell. sheesh
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    It sounds wonderful, Lisa!
  6. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Lisa, I think I love your party ideas so much because you're getting it back to what Halloween is really supposed to be ... good innocent fun for the KIDS! Like most things, some of the adults have almost ruined it for the kids any more and most people don't even take their kids out trick or treating anymore. This was one of our major holidays when we were kids and we had so much fun! My grandmother always made popcorn balls and I remember my grandfather spending days putting together little bags of candy (always with a few coins in them too) for the kids who came to the door on Halloween. They had as much fun as the kids did. So at least some of your grandkids will be able to share in the happy memories too.
  7. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    I wish we were close enough to crash this party. It sounds really fun.
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Hope someone takes photos so you can relive the wonderful memories. Sounds like an awesome party! DDD
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Sounds awesome!!! Can't wait to see the pictures!
  10. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    It sounds like tons of fun!!!
  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    We had a blast!:bigsmile:

    Stepto2 and Mr. Step and Jett joined in on the family fun. Have to say Jett is one sweet kid. And he and Darrin hit it right off. lol

    Egg toss was a hit......they didn't want to stop playing. Might be because they were boiled so there was no yukkiness involved. hahaha

    The kids had a ton of fun carving pumpkins and playing together........and munching on snacks and candy and later pizza. :frenkenstein::ghost::ghoul::jack::pumpkin:

    Only 1 real difficult child moment to the day........... Aubrey got so excited playing hide and seek with Darrin she wet her pants at easy child's house. (before the party) Refused to use some of Darrin's clothes because well they were for boys don'tcha know. So Nana saved the day by making a quick trip to walmart for undies and a pair of sweat pants. :rofl:

    I'll link pics soon as easy child gets them uploaded.

    Good fun day! And now, Nana is exhausted. lol
  12. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    What a wonderfully festive night ! I am sure the kids will have a blast ! Can I come ? LOL
  13. keista

    keista New Member

    Glad you all had a great time!
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Sounds like a hauntingly good OR TREET.......send leftovers lol.
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Im glad you had a great time. I have sent my treat bags to the kids. Im sad, no kids for Halloween this year. Its one of my favorite holidays. I have yet to hear from Lindsay or Keyana about if they got the package for those kids. They should like what I got them...I hope.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  16. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    It was a blast!

    I got to play with lil Oliver, and so did husband (Mr. Step, :rofl:)... He is, as I've said before, like the Pied Piper, only he gives them back!

    Jett carved his very first on-his-own pumpkin. I was so proud of him! Now I have to find a candle or LED candle for it. AND... He absolutely loved the other kids... Right on his level... It was wonderful to see him playing. Especially with the hard-boiled eggs. He, Darrin and Aubrey had a blast with that, till Aubrey broke the shell, then they took turns seeing who could really smash it.

    Brandon and Aubrey did doll-stroller races up and down the sidewalk. And husband and Hound's 2 SILs just jabbered up a storm.

    MORE than worth the drive! I'm wiped out, now, but it was awesome. THANK YOU HOUND!!!
  17. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    HAPPY HAPPY! Perhaps I should move. Your house sounds more fun than mine. LOL.
  18. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm glad the kids loved it and that Jett had such a good time.

    And I can sooooooo see Mr. Step and the sister in law's off in their world. Did he bring hot sauce? LOL

    Can't wait to see the pics!
  19. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    :rofl: no hot sauce... Thank HEAVENS!

    ...Check my fb, there are a few...
  20. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What a happy post! So glad everyone had such a wonderful time. Hugs. DDD