Thomas & I decorated a bit the night before, with streamers, bats, and bunting.
Our guests included Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, & Yoda, Ladybug Girl & Bumblebee Boy, Iron Man, a butterfly, a snowman, the emotions from Inside Out, and of course the hosts: a witch, a pirate, and Mario & Luigi. I love seeing everyone's costumes each year.
While guests were arriving, we had a craft table set up with lots of construction paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and popsicle sticks. The kids were very creative, making all sorts of Halloween creations. Just like last year, the googly eyes proved to be very popular! Once everyone had arrived and had some time to create something, Thomas read a Halloween story and then we moved onto the games.
|(a couple of these are out of order. People kept coming back to their crafts when they were finished with their turns during the games.)|
I recycled some food and game ideas from last year and incorporated some new ones as well. Our games this year were pin-the-nose-on-the-jack-o-lantern, a witch hat ring toss, and an unwrap-the-mummy game where the mummy was filled with treasures and curses (candy and prizes, including some creepy rubber bugs). We also had a guessing game with a few different kinds of candy in jars.
Our treats included sand-"witches," zombie eyes (grapes) and pumpkins (clementines), mummy juice (juice boxes with gauze), witches' broomsticks (pretzels and string cheese), eyeball cookies (made from Oreos and M&Ms), and graveyard cups (chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, Peep ghosts, and candy corn pumpkins).
Finally, I made spider party favors from tootsie pops and pipe cleaners. I didn't get a very good picture of them, but they were pretty creepy. Thomas was not a fan, ha ha.
|and we can't forget everyone's favorite game: attack Thomas|