There are times that life gets the best of you. Times that feel as if a sledgehammer has been taken to your knees and it is all you can do to regain your composure and continue on. That sledgehammer feeling has been a reality over here and it has taken me time and lots of prayer to get back into the grove. We are not completely through our hump so please forgive me over the next few weeks if I am not up to my posting norm…On that note….ONWARDS:
Halloween Party Ideas:
I have entitled this post as Halloween Party Ideas however please note that we do not participate in the evil/creepy/spooky aspect of Halloween. We keep our fall celebrations focused on kid and family friendly activities. Our recent Pumpkin Party is an example of such a par-ty and I have made a list of a few ideas for your next shindig.
1. Picture Station:
Many weddings and baby showers offer funny photo stations for their guests. We provided one for the kids. They LOVED it!
This “station” cost about 8 dollars to create. The orange back drop is from Hobby Lobby and was about 6 dollars for 2 yards. The felt was about $1 a piece as were the wood sticks. Yes, I made those mustaches from felt! I had the picture frame on hand and hot glued the sunflower to the side.
2. Monster Jars:
I posted about these earlier this month but they were so cute and easy to make.
These were four dollars to make. 2 glass candlesticks from the dollar store and 2 dollar store bowls, hot glue together.
3. Easy Decorations:
Don’t break the bank. I scrounged Pinterest and found a few DIY decorations that I could do with my kids and would look really cute.
This Hanging Spiderweb was placed over the kitchen table
These Tin Can Luminaries from Jolly Mom were fun to make and use.
We also hung twinkle lights (aka white Christmas lights) across the backyard for fun lighting for nighttime playing.
4. Fun activities that are fun to play and easy to plan:
We chose a decorate your own pumpkin contest. Each person brings their own pumpkin, decorates it, and then some poor unsuspecting parent gets judge them for a winner!
Try a glow in the dark hunt. Simply place a glow stick (smaller thick ones are the best) into a balloon and blow it up. Then go hide them outside and send the kids out to find them! We used the park across the street however the picture below shows an example of a glow balloon.
This party actually proved to me that I could come up with some fun ideas and decor without spending a ton of money. Give them a shot and let the fun begin!