Monday, November 1, 2010

It was a great Halloween

On Saturday we hosted a pumpkin carving party at our house.  It was such a fun party to plan for and I think everyone had a great time, especially the kids. 

We had some good food and lots of treats.  My home-made chocolate cupcakes topped with a tombstone and “bone” (pretzel and marshmallow dipped in chocolate) were a big hit. 

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The chocolate pretzel witch fingers were a favorite with the kids…

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I cut out some sparkly felt bats and strung them up over the kitchen island…

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and we had LOTS of tools for carving pumpkins thanks to my friend, Jennifer, who used to host an annual party…

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The weather was perfect, so we had the backyard set up for the pumpkin carving…

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I had a candy bar set up so guests could fill their own favor bags on the way out…

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Last night we had a couple of friends over.  We had pizza (thanks Heather & Damon) and then got the girls dressed in their costumes.  I love this picture of Lauren with her BFF, Lily.  They are SO cute together.  My friend Nancy, Lily’s mom, made that beautiful princess and the frog costume (notice the froggy backpack?). 

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It took the girls a few houses to get the hang of the trick or treating gig, but after they felt comfortable with it they were off and running from house to house.  We could barely keep up with them! 

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Once we got home, the buckets were dumped and faces were stuffed with candy.  It reminded me of Halloween as kids when my brother and I would sort out our candy and make trades…those were the days! 

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14 comments:

Diane and John said...

Looks like some very creative parties as usual Donna! Love Laurens costume...I remember the days of candy swapping as well.

Kim said...

how fun...
Love the photos..
you throw amazing parties..
Have a great week.
Hugz..

Lisa~~ said...

Lauren looks beautiful!! You throw a great party, I want to be at your house.

Lisa and Tate said...

What a fun party!

Lauren is such a sparkling Tinkerbell!

Carolin said...

You are amazingly gifted in the whole party/decorating thing!!!! Wish we lived closer!!!

great job!!!

Julie said...

You're so clever!

Lauren and Lily both looked adorable.

Reneeks@gmail.com said...

Party was great!!! Your house looked amazing! So nice you got pictures of it all! Samantha had so much fun! I posted a couple of pics on my blog too!
Thanks again for including us!

Scott and Kim said...

What sweet pictues! Donna you are very talented. Tinkerbell Lauren and Princess Lily are beautiful!!

Lindy said...

Amazing! You really outdid yourself.
Lauren is so beautiful in her green outfit.

Lindy said...

P.S. What did you use to decorate the pumpkin bars? Are they bats? Are they edible? I just love pumpkin bars and like how you jazzed them up!

Jennifer said...

What are the squares with the white frosting on them? They look so good.

Alyson and Ford said...

So much fun! What a great idea and yummy treats too! You did a great job!
Love the costumes too, and the little beautiful girls in them.

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Susan said...

You are awesome. One of these days I hope to be able to attend one of your pah-tays :)

Mike and Rhonda said...

You always have such great party fun ideas. Cute cute cute. I am sure Lauren had a great time.