Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween: Pumpkin Party

This year, our family halloween party took on the look of a pumpkin!  Pumpkin everything - and shades of orange, purple and green.  Here is our simple evite we sent using Pingg.
The games this year were very minimal and simple.  We had the annual "Guess How Many?" and bean bag toss.  We also did bowling using fun pumpkin faced pins I picked up at Target for $5.  We had a pin the face on the pumpkin.
 Our snacks were fabulous, but simple!  As usual, we asked everyone to bring a snack to share.  But our host provided snacks added a pumpkin touch.  Juice boxes wrapped in orange crepe paper and glued on pumpkin faces.  Cuties and peach cups with faces drawn on.  We also provided some candy snacks and doritos (touch of orange).
The main activity for the party was pumpkin painting and decorating.  The kids had a great time.  We provided the paint and inexpensive decorating kits from Oriental Trading.
 My favorite part of all of our Halloween parties are the costumes.  Our family dressed up like tigers and a zoo keeper.  Elle, our daughter, loves tigers - it was so much fun!
 We sent all the kids home with a simple party bag with some pumpkin candy, pumpkin gumball, coloring book and tattoos.  A simple way to send people off and say thanks for coming!
You don't have to spend a lot of money on parties - it's okay to ask people to bring a snack to share and the company is the most important part!  A great party is in the details - the small things.  Be creative with your next party!  It's never too early to start planning or dreaming of the next!

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