Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Daphne and Scooby

Yesterday was AJ's Halloween Party at preschool, and I WAS IN CHARGE - AAAHHHH!

We made these treat bags,

We played treats and guts

The kids had to use only their hands to dig around in "creepy stuff" to find their prizes. We had monster hair (yarn), witch's fingers (carrots), eyeballs (peeled grapes), monster gut (spaghetti), witches' tongues (quartered bananas), and monster teeth (popcorn kernels). This is a perfect age for this game, because they TOTALLY believed it. It was so funny watching them.

Then we played Halloween Memory, and each kid got a set of cards to take home,

Did a mummy wrap,

Played "Pin the Nose On the Pumpkin"

Competed in a candy corn toss,

Made(and of course ate) spiderweb cookies. These are super easy and perfect for young kids. Just frost a sugar cookie with colored frosting. Then put a dot of black gel frosting in the center and a few rings, getting bigger each time.

Then drag a toothpick from the center toward the outside.

Voila - a spiderweb!

And washed them down with some Witches Brew (green Hawaiian Punch with dry ice). AJ was convinced she would turn into a witch if she drank it. She lost a substantial amount of sleep the night before (and therefore so did I) stressing about having to drink the witch potion. But as always with kids (and,ahem,me) dry ice was a hit.

Phew! (Who am I kidding - I loved every second!)

AJ and Ms. Becki

We spent the afternoon today carving pumpkins:

Scooby (to match AJ's costume, of course) and a "scary face", per AJ's request.

We're making these cute mummy dogs for dinner

and then we're off to the trunk-or-treat. Hope everyone has a splendid and safe Halloween!


Rochelleht said...

You freakin' ROCK! You've been hanging out with Laurie too much. Come back to the dark side of under-achieving with me. AJ was SOOO cute!

Kamille said...

Amazing. AJ's lucky to have you. So cute. Your mummy dogs turned out much better than mine. The mustard was hard to manuveur.

Chanda said...

Uh - Kamille? I had mustard problems too - those are not my mummies! Stole that pic off the Pillsbury website!

Laurie said...

Is RO trying to take you away from me? {{giggle}} Totally kidding. Your party rocked!! Great job with so many fun activities.

AJ looks absolutely darling, as usual!

aurora said...

That is the best Halloween party ever! So cute. And AJ-- what a doll! :-)
Oh, and I keep going back to your page to play the 'C is for Cookie' song. My favorite!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome day, I bet AJ had a blast! It looks like you did a fabulous job with her party Chanda and I love her outfit.

Shauna said...

How awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Lori said...

These are great ideas! This is probably a silly question, but I have never dealt with dry ice. Do you put the dry ice down into the punch bowl with the punch?

Lori said...

Sorry forgot to include my email!

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