|Mummy Dogs and a Mummy Meatball!|
They had a Mater car there and Ace was obsessed! It was so hard getting him away from it. When we had to leave there may have been a slight tantrum over leaving the car.
Probably the best shot I got of him, hoping when we go back with our friends on Tuesday I can get a better one.
We had a fun time together and Ace really liked Mater so I am really worried when we go back with his friends he is going to glue himself to the truck. Wish me luck!
Next up, Gavin’s 2nd Birthday Party! I am waiting on pics from my sister-in-law because the decor was so cute!
Have you made it out to the pumpkin patch yet?!
Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s finally time to start planning the best parties of the year! While grown-ups will enjoy ghoulish galas and spooky soirees, Halloween also provides the perfect inspiration for a fabulous kids party. Gather the little ones together and plan a fun-filled event featuring lots of pumpkins, sweets, and exciting activities.
Here are a few creative Halloween party ideas for kids to get you started:
No party is complete without sweets, and pumpkin cupcakes will help to create the spook-tastic theme for your kid-friendly Halloween event. Bake cupcakes in your favorite flavor and then let the decorating begin! Use orange frosting as the base, and a small tube of black frosting to draw on jack-o-lantern faces. These are always a Halloween party hit and can also double as a Halloween party activity. If you’re planning to let the kids decorate their own cupcakes, provide a buffet of interesting toppings like black licorice, candy corn, and edible glitter.
Like any good party, there should be great music to set the mood at your Halloween party for little ones. Here is a list of songs to help create your Halloween mix:
- The Addams Family Theme Song
- “Monster Mash”—Bobby Boris Pickett
- “Clap for the Wolfman”—The Guess Who
- “The Flying Purple People Eater”—Sheb Wooley
- “Ghostbusters” Theme Song—Ray Parker Junior
- “Hedwig’s Theme”—from Harry Potter
- “I Put a Spell on You”—Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
- “Little Red Riding Hood”—Amanda Seyfried
- “Thriller”—Michael Jackson
- “I’m Your Boogie Man”—KC & The Sunshine Band
A fun Halloween craft activity is a great way to entertain young guests. Pumpkin painting is perfect for kids because they can paint regardless of their skill level and have a great time. It also makes for a much safer alternative to pumpkin carving since there are no sharp objects involved. Be sure to designate an area for the kids to paint (lawns make great target sites), and lay down plenty of newspaper. Remember to ask parents to bring appropriate painting clothes, or provide smocks for all your young pumpkin artists.
Kids love story time, and Halloween has inspired some wonderfully spooky tales. Gather the kids for a bewitching book reading. The story you choose will have to depend upon the ages and maturity levels of the kids at your party. Two crowd pleasers like Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley and Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems are sure to be a hit!
At the end of your kids Halloween party, send your guests home with a memorable party favor. The party goers can take home their painted pumpkins, but you can also put together little sacks with fun Halloween items like zombie eye patches, skeleton necklaces, and ghost stickers. Don’t forget to throw in a little candy corn for the ride home!
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Stephanie is the Director of Marketing at Punchbowl, Inc. She blogs about celebrations, party planning, and free digital greeting cards.
My parents had a little family Halloween party yesterday. It was super cute and fun. We had lots of Halloween treats and a pumpkin carving contest. We dressed Mr. Man in his bumblebee costume and he looked super adorable. My brother’s kids also came and they dressed up and my newest nephew was a pumpkin. We got a lot of cute pictures too. Ace is 15 weeks old as well and he is just getting to be more and more fun each day. Today he was grabbing his new froggy toy and it was just so cute watching him try to grab it and pull it to his mouth. Soon enough he will really be playing with his toys. I just love that little guy so much!
|How cute are the ghost ones? My Mom is so cute!|
|15 weeks old!|
|Adonis and Gavin|
|My sister got this for Adonis’ first Xmas!|
|First Pumpkin Patch visit!|
October has been quite the busy month for Mr. Ace. He had his first beach visit, pumpkin patch visit and turned 3 months old!
My big beautiful boy is 3 months old today and I just fall more in love with him everyday. He is just so sweet and silly. He smiles and laughs and is so happy now. He used to be so cranky due to his tummy issues but now he really is such a joy.
Last night he had his first pumpkin patch visit. It was nice to go at night because it was cool out and there wasn’t really anyone else there. My bestfriend and her boyfriend met up with us and we took some pictures and got a few baby pumpkins.
Today we had his 3 month photos taken as well as a few family ones and ones of him in his bumblebee costume. He looked so incredibly cute. The photographer has the photos still but we got a few snapshots from our phones. I can not wait to get the CD with all his pictures.
|My 3 month old angel|
|Brunch at Beverly Hills Cafe|
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend because we did!
|First meeting his new brothers|
On Saturday we got our new dog Simon. He is awesome. So well behaved and gets along great with our dogs, especially Tanner. They are best friends.
|Simon and Tanner best friends|
The on Saturday night we went to dinner with my cousin Mike, his wife Teresa and their son Brian. It was great seeing them. We don’t hang out with them enough. We were invited to see Brian’s band play on Halloween so I was really excited to go to that. He has an awesome band. Parts of it are a little intense because they do that scary screaming at some points but when they sing its awesome. They are a Christian band too.
|Tyson and Me|
On Halloween we got ready and dressed the dogs up. Tanner was a convict, Simon was a skeleton and Tyson was a spider. I was Carrie Bradshaw and Bran was a Mob/Gangster guy.
|Our little family|
Then we went to my cousin’s church and had a great time.