HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!! If you have young kids like me, you’re probably spending the day attending Halloween parades and helping out at classroom Halloween parties so have fun and enjoy it!
Halloween is always a crazy, busy day so I’m thinking ahead and I’ll be making this yummy Crock Pot Chicken Noodle soup I found on Pinterest. I’ll be serving it in some fun pumpkin bread bowls from Great Harvest – delish!
I don’t think I ever posted pics on my blog of the Halloween Cupcake party that I had for my daughter and her friends last year, so here are some pics for your Halloween viewing pleasure.
As the girls arrived at the party, each place setting consisted of a purple spider web placemat I found at the dollar store, an orange paper plate and their own box lunch.
I bought the white gable boxes at Xpedx and dressed them up with some scrapbook paper, the spider webs (created using a Martha Stewart craft punch), one of the labels from the printable package with each girls’ name on it and some ribbon to match.
Inside the box was their little lunch, which included a pb&j sandwich, a fruit cup, a bite of cheese and a tiny can of Halloween orange soda.
The sandwich was made into a pumpkin shape using a pumpkin cookie cutter and was packaged in polka dot bags I made out of wrapping paper and sealed with one of the labels from the printable package.
The fruit cups were made using some simple white paper cups I bought from a local baking supply store that I embellished with another cute label and then attached the little fork with some matching baker’s twine.
After everyone was done eating, it was time to decorate the cupcakes! I made both regular size and the mini cupcakes because I thought they would be fun to decorate too! The girls just used their lunch plates to decorate on and they could choose either purple or green frosting to start with.
After the frosting, they added their toppings…all sorts of sprinkles and candy to make them oh so cute!
Here’s a few of the wonderful creations…aren’t they fun!!??
After they decorated their cupcakes, we colored some Halloween pages (4&5 year old girls LOVE to color!), decorated paper with some foam Halloween stickers and played a witch hat ring toss game. All of the girls were just so cute and nice. They really had a good time!
For party favors, I bought these small jars at IKEA ($4 for a pack of 4) and filled them with black, orange and white gumballs, and tied the Thank You tag with Halloween ribbon.
And then I saw the cute Halloween chapstick at HomeGoods for $5.00 and had to buy it 🙂
Such a simple party that anyone can easily pull together for their little ones. Have the kids come in their Halloween costumes…they love to dress up and it’s another chance for them to wear their costumes!
Here’s a few more ideas for decorating to make the party area more festive. Above the table hanging from the chandelier, I made these polyhedrons out of Halloween colored paper plates. They were really easy to make and just dress up the work area a little more. Here’s the link to the tutorial at Anders Ruff (another one of my favorite party sites!) if you want to give it a try.
I tied tulle and Halloween ribbon around each of the chairs where the girls would be sitting.
Party Printables – The TomKat Studio
Cupcakes – Sprinklebelle Cakes
Andrea Worley says
So cute! love those little lunch boxes and those pumpkin cut out sandwhiches. For sure some amazing ideas for me to try next year with my little one!