Next Friday, my first graders and all of their school-mates are going to get all nerded out in their Halloween costumes and march around the school in a Halloween Parade. I can’t wait! Mia is going as a witch and William is going as a ninja. Both adorable, but I have to admit, the ninja costume is pretty legit and when William puts it on it is as if he transforms. He’s been method acting in it for a week now. I thought since the kids are so excited about dressing up and Halloween is my favorite, I would host a little post parade gathering with a couple of my gal pals for our kids and a few of their buddies so they could continue on the with the festivities. I am thinking, bob for apples and pin the tail on the ass hat, I mean witch hat, and a festive craft of some sort.
Of course, I have been pinning my dangle off in an effort to gather some inspiration for this little gathering. I have all of these large dreams and aspirations to put something memorable together but we will see how this momma time manages herself in the next week and a half. If the planets align, I am shooting for festive details, some healthy food options, a sweet haunted play list, bails of hay and warm wooly blankets, all for less than $100.
Here’s to entertaining on a budget. #PinterestRocks
Call me lame, but if your kids are anything like mine, they will be barfing when the clock strikes midnight. (This happens EVERY HOLIDAY in my house!) In an effort to reduce the ralphing, I thought I would offer some less sugary options that will still appeal to the kids, taste great and look almost too cute to eat.
I love the pop of color these little fruit candy corn cups display, along with the fact they are not candy!
I am a bit of a chocolate chip cookie freak. The tiny spooky detail on these cookies are pretty darn cute and simple.
These “Boo” – nana pops are quite possibly the cutest things I have ever seen and if I were a kid, I would gladly nosh on one of these.
I personally detest marshmallow, but these edible mouths are too cool.
Kid Themed Decor & Back Drops for Photo Ops
My sisters and I are obsessed with always having a great spot to capture some memories and encourage people to have a little fun in front of the camera. Here are a bunch of background ideas I absolutely love!
I love these balloons and the fact that this is a super cheap way to jazz up the house. These could make for a great background for photo ops as well.
When my kids say, “Hey, Mom!” I respond with, “Hay is for horses.” Except on Halloween!!! I always have hay around on Halloween!
I have the perfect room and orange couch to create a little spider backdrop. So spooky. So festive! Ugh, and these witch hats suspended by fish line! How does Lauren say it? SWOON!
Being the daughter of a florist, floral arrangements are never something to skimp on when hosting a party. Here are some adorably creative ways to put flowers together.
I am not sure all of the kids will be drawn to a crafting opportunity but I do know a couple of little girls who will work tirelessy to recreate whatever craft is on hand. Here are some great, totally inexpensive craft ideas for a first grade Halloween bash.
That should just about cover it. I think I have all the inspiration I need to make this a Halloween the kids wont ever forget. Of course, I could invite this guy. That would also be a sure fire way to burn this memory into their brain. Eh?
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