Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Parties

This year-since we are finally in our house and have space, we decided to host a Halloween Party for some close friends. It was a lot of fun and I had a blast putting it on. Whitney Romney co-hosted it with me and helped plan and put it all together. It was fun having someone else get as excited as I do about these kinds of things.

We decided to hold it Saturday when our ward Trunk-or-treat was supposed to be. So we planned it for 4:30 to 6:00 with a potluck style dinner and some games for the kids.

Here's sweet Brielle playing in the grass. She wants to crawl so bad. She's so close. She just can't seem to figure out how to make her hands move forward. I give it not too much longer though and she'll be a crawling machine.

Here's the other cuties all dressed up. They were so excited for the party.

As part of the fun, Whitney found an amazing deal on a jump house in town. We had to get it. It was worth every bit of it. The kids LOVED it!

It was a huge jump house too...

Here's the set up outside. We scrambled to get tables for 40 adults but the funny things is, none were ever used :) You live and learn.

We had fun making these juice boxes for each kid. Took time but they turned out pretty cute.

Our first guests....Chace and Rachel. Yep that's Chace. Hard to tell huh? I couldn't stop laughing at him.

Here's a couple other guys that dressed up, McKay and Michael.

Captain America enjoying his mummy juice

We are planning on doing this again next year as an annual party but we'll open it up to anyone and everyone probably. We had 15 families confirm and I think we counted on maybe 7 that came so it will just be easier to not have formal invites and just let everyone come. We learned a lot from our first year :0 So next year should be much better-

This year for the preschool Halloween party- it went so much better than last year. We did have the same ol' wind issue but we survived ;) The kids had a blast and it was a lot of fun. I had 4 parents come this year to host a game or craft and it was perfect.

This was one of my kids with his mom and sibling. So stink'n cute. I couldn't resist sharing.

Then of course we had them all sing their Halloween songs for everyone.