Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Playdate


I love organizing small parties for the girls. A party that is not a birthday party is always so much more relaxed. And Halloween is the perfect excuse to get some friends together. This was Sabrina's first party with kindergarten friends, so she was very excited to have them over to her house. We had gorgeous fall weather and spent most of the time outdoors. The biggest hit was bobbing for apple of course!

We have a formula for these little parties. It pretty much goes like this:
simple decorations
+
2 crafts
+
1 food decorating activity
+
1 game
+
some free play
+
3 snacks
+
lots of water bottles
+
small favors
=
2 hours of fun

In this case the formula translated into:
banner and pumpkins galore
+
ornament decorating and jewelry making
+
mini cupcake decorating with Halloween candy
+
bobbing for apples (it would have been toilet paper mummy wrapping had we been indoors)
+
cheese and crackers in caps, grapes in ghost tins and roasted pepitas
+
watter bottles
+
bubbles, stickers and Halloween pencils
=
2 hours of fun, lots of happy wet faces and some sweet sticky fingers

3 comments:

Isabela Bonfim said...

Lovely! You can tell they had so much fun! xoxo

susannah said...

so fun! love all of the little touches- will have t steal some of these fun ideas for next year!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

This is a fabulous formula (and resulted in a fabulous party!) -- I'm inspired to try it soon! Maybe for Christmas?