Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Preschool Halloween Party

This morning I threw a Halloween party for Brandon and his  friends!  We had a lot of fun but getting twelve kids together was quite the house full!


Juice box mummies
Chocolate mummie pretzels
Mummy Cupcakes
Mummy Hot Dogs
Ghost Pudding Graveyards
Pumpkin Peaches

Sticker Time

Ring Toss
Pumpkin Toss
Fix Frankenstein (pin the band-aide on his boo boo)
Eye Ball Races
Don't Eat Jack

Story Time

Halloween Family Home Evening

Monday night we had my friend Aimee and her kids over for family home evening.  Jason has been working in Albuquerque for two weeks and her husband is in Canada for a month working so we have been entertaining each other and eating dinners together while our hubby's are away.

For our family home evening we painted Halloween scenes on canvas, watched Spookly The Square Pumpkin and then had a family home evening lesson that correlated to the movie (lesson found here), dinner and then painted Eden's nails to match her halloween costume.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Celebrations

I know I say this about every holiday but I LOVE Halloween.  I love seeing all the kids dressed up and having fun.  Today our day was filled with lots of Halloween excitement.  The kids got dressed up and for our neighborhood Halloween party.

Parker asked to be a cowboy for Halloween.  I was happy to agree because we already had everything we needed to make an awesome cowboy!

I was surprised that Brandon wanted to be a fireman.  I opened the costume box and that was the only thing he wanted!  This year our costumes were nice and easy and $0!

I love these two kiddos!

Our neighborhood is a new subdivision and it is slowly getting community spirit.  There was a Halloween party but only 6 families came.  It was a little disappointing.  We still had fun and Parker learned how to play musical chairs :)

This morning we went to the Spring Baptist Halloween Carnival.  This has become our fall tradition and one of our favorite things to do here in Houston.  We have made some great friends through the Spring Baptist church community.  I love how well people of different faiths get along here in our community. 

We went straight from soccer to the Halloween carnival so I threw in our Mario and Luigi shirts/hats from Parker's birthday party in the car and called it good.  We showed up for the carnival right when it started and were able to play all the games and activities without standing in lines in the hot sun.  Our timing couldn't have been better.

I had to convince the kids to do the cake walk and it ended up being their favorite activity of the day.  We spent a LONG time at the cake walk.

This activity was really fun.  They had a dog cage filled with miniature puppy stuffed animals and a bucket full of keys.  If the key you picked opened the lock on the cage then you got a stuffed animal.  If your key didn't open the lock you got a piece of candy.  

This weekend was such a fun start to our Halloween celebrations!  Next week we are having a halloween party at our house, our Ward-Trunk-Or-Treat, our grandma comes to visit and then our neighborhood trick-or-treating!  I can't wait!