How was your Halloween? Mine was great, thank you! I have returned home after spending 8 days in Mason, Ohio. I stayed at my mom and dad’s home to visit with them and my daughter Avalon. The decision of when to go rested on my being able to host a Halloween party with my daughter for her friends. The idea of planning and executing a themed party for a bunch of 13-year-old 8th graders was fun and a little daunting.
First things first, I had to create the invitations to the party. Last year I drew a Halloween themed zentangle art for cards I mailed to friends and family. The use of the same artwork for the front of the invitations was the easy part. From there I had to work with proportions and add some more themed art with rubber stamps and created the invitations with their matching envelopes.
But with the help of my Halloween board on Pinterest and all the other wonderful bloggers out there, I was able to find inspiration for decorations as well as some fun games that kept them laughing after their trick-or-treating was complete. This Haunted House decoration was created using a template I found on Pinterest that took me to the blog, Creating Keepsakes. Here is a pic of my version, using the papers, stamps, and embellishments in my stash.
We played two fun games, Witches Scattergories found on www.lets-get-together.com and Roll a Pumpkin found on www.happyhomefairy.com. They were so good at Scattergories that none of them duplicated an answer on any of the ten questions!! The Roll a Pumpkin game had them laughing at the creating of Jack-O-Lanterns like a bunch of little kids!! Other things I found on Pinterest from other bloggers helped me to create fun and age appropriate goody bags to give to the girls for coming to the party.
My sweet girl, Avalon, picked out a great costume…a Pink Lady, from the movie “Grease”. Didn’t it turn out great, with a personalized pink satin jacket!
Avalon’s wonderful friends arrived costumed as a police officer, Wonder Woman, Minnie Mouse and Harley Quinn. With chips, pizza, soda, and cupcakes it made for a fun time for the girls as well as myself.
How was your Halloween?
Update: As my mom reminded me, I posted on FB the night of the party:
The difference between a kids Halloween party and an adults Halloween party is everyone is gone, clean up is done and it’s only 9:45 pm!! Now that’s my kind of party!!
Many thanks to my mom and dad for all the running around buying decorations, cupcakes and pizza!!