Sunday, October 27, 2013

First annual Halloween Party!

The hubs and I decided to throw our littles a Halloween party this year.  I'm pretty sure its his favorite holiday.  When the girlies are older he keeps talking about making a haunted garage with bloody and gorish mechanical props to scare all the trick or treaters.  I'm so glad we aren't there yet!  We invited all the kids in the family and some pretty special friends. 

Here are the girls looking so ladylike as Minnie Mouse and Princess Belle. They both refused to wear the Minnie ears and crown headband.  Sometimes I feel like they wont wear cute barrets and bows to torture me! Haha

So daddy took it a little far with his makeup this year.  He wanted me to do it for him but of course he asked me 10 minutes before the guests were to arrive, and I was putting the finishing touches on my tablescape! So he ended up slathering it on himself and looking like Uncle Fester with a touch of the Joker.  He of course bought fake blood capsules and bit into them, scared poor Gia something fierce.   I don't know why he does that stuff! 
Here is the full on view on my tablescape.  I had so much fun creating this and making the menu.  Everything décor wise I purchased was on sale.  I bought fabric from the craft store and luckily it was 50% off! We sort of have a spider web thing going on in all the rooms.   

Amira and I made Frankenstein finger cookies, she loved putting the chocolate chip nail on top!  Its so good to involve your kids in the kitchen.  She always cracks the eggs for me and measures the ingredients.  I also made my grandmas reciepe for meatballs, aka bat brains. They really bring me back to my childhood!   

I was really burning the midnight oil with the cupcakes.  I made chocolate buttermilk and princess vanilla ones.  Have I ever mentioned I love cake?  I absolutely love it!  Amira put all the jelly corneas on top too! My husband likes to say I take to much on, but its sooo worth it the end.
Had to throw in a big veggie platter and my kiddos favorite something we called Vomit dip.  I call it that because well, look at it.  It is family favorite though!  Last on the menu was mummy dogs of course! Thank you Pinterest!  Sometimes I just crave a big hot dog with all the fixins'.  These hit the spot.
Go Gia, little slugger!
 Here are some pictures of our garage Mario decorated.  It was kind of hard to take good ones with orange and purple blinking lights but all the kids loved dancing away in there.  We had a ghost piñata and a table set up with bowls of guts and eyeballs for the kids to touch!   Not to mention a mummy contest where the kids and adults grabbed a partner and wrapped each other in toilet paper. Good times!
Just the two of us. I really loaded on the dark makeup and bold lip color. I found the kit by Wet n Wild at grocery market!   Amira said she loved my lipstick, she always loves the lipstick part.  My costume was a vampiress slash witchy woman.  I think I ended up looking like Rapunzel's mom Gothel from Tangled.
Thank you so much for reading my blog.  I hope everyone has a super fun and safe Halloween!  I'm overly excited for the up coming holiday months!


  1. Love love love it all...ok the red blood running off of Mario's chin is ugh...great effect. The food looks wonderful and awesome fun for kids and grown ups alike. We were there in spirit!

    1. Thank you very much! It was a lot of work, but so much fun!

  2. Mummy dogs?? How cute!! This whole post says FUN;) Love everything!

    1. Thanks girly! The mummy dogs were the easiest, just wrapped hot dogs in strips of cresent rolls and baked away! Hope you got some sleep last night!

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