Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Birthday Party

My friend Kari and I both have children the same age.  Last year was their 6th birthday, and we decide to throw a joint Halloween birthday bash.  Their birthdays are actually during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  However, if you have children whose birthdays are during those two seasons, you know that it is nearly impossible to find a date for a birthday party.

We used Christmas light, tulle and paper lanterns to decorate the her garage.

I use stitch witchery to attach different ribbons to the orange burlap table runner.  I was inspired by an article in the September/October 2009 issue of Mississippi Magazine.

We ordered 4 different types of spooky cupcakes that both boys and girls would enjoy.  Here is an example of our creepy crawly cupcakes.  We also had werewolves, witches hats, and black cats.

Each guest took home one of these adorable cookies. 

We attached these stickers on the back of each cookie.  We purchases the stickers on Etsy.com from a store called Max and Bella. 

We served our Swamp Water punch in these festive sugar rimmed glasses with a gummy worm garnish.

The powdered donuts were used for one of our games.  I attached raffia ribbon to each donut and we hung them from the branches of a tree.  The children had a race to see who could eat his or her donut first without using their hands.  We have no idea who won!  The children were just having so much fun trying to eat the donuts.

We hung the donuts at different heights to accomodate our guests. 

 After the donut eating contest, everyone was treated to a hayride.  What would a Halloween party be without a hayride? 

 Here is just one more shot of the vampire eating a donut.  He was so darn cute, and I just could resist sharing just one more!

We had balloon relay races!

We also had an area set up for parents to take a photo of their little goblin.  Below is my little one posed for the camera.

The little poodle was too cute for words!

Afterwards, the children played Pin The Tale On The Cat.

Each table was decorated with candleabras, halloween confetti, and glittered spiders and skulls.

We even had treats for the moms and dads.  We had an adult beverage station set up in the backyard. 

  We had so much fun planning the party and I think everyone had a great time.

Thanks for stopping by!
Our Southern Nest


Jen said...

What a neat combination for a party! I bet the kids had a blast!

Jennifer said...

This is the cutest party!!! I'm in love with the table cloth!!!