Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Party Review

If you've stopped by anytime in the last month, chances are that I've mentioned the Halloween Party we were getting ready for - Yes, I stressed and obsessed over it for longer than I probably should have, but in the end - it was a BLAST!!!

I will admit, the days leading directly up to it were busy...busy...busy and there was little room for rest, but with the hubby's help (he was my sanity when I was running short) we managed to pull it all together and everyone left with smiling faces.

We had an appearance from Elvis (or perhaps better put-dead Elvis), a Jailbird and her bananna, a few skeletons and vampires, Cats galore and even some super famous crime fighters to name a few. We had games and prizes for the kido's (I'm pretty sure their favorite was pumpkin bowling) and we even got the Adults to play some games as well. Oddly enough, I think the adults enjoyed the games as much as the kids.

I think my biggest fear heading into all of this was 'what to feed them?' There are SO many awesome recipies out there - ideas to make ordinary treats with a little extra special halloween flare - that I had a hard time narrowing it down, but it seems all were happy with the variety of snacks and desserts. Conversations flowed easily around the firepit, dancing was a must in the house, kids playing tag with sounds of laughter filling every corner of the house...it was all very much worth the stress I went thru getting there.

At the end of the night, everyone headed home and we all slept like babies. One thing is for sure - I would do this again...Actually, I WILL do this again next year. There is just something amazing about watching people come out, chat amongst different social circles and just enjoy the evening. Halloween - its not just for the kids anymore!!

What's your best Halloween Memory??


the cubicles's backporch said...

Congrats on a successful party! It always feels good for something to go off as planned! The skeleton costume was good. What kind of games did the adults play?

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I'm hoping to have a Halloween party next year.

GoteeMan said...

Awesome! Love the pics!

Have a great day!

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

Thomas said...

Oh, I love a good party!

Aleta said...

Loved the pictures ~ looks like the party to go to. I think it's a great idea for games. The best Halloween party for me was when I turned 16.

It was my Sweet 16 & Halloween party (given my birthday is so close to Halloween it was easy to do it like that). Half of the things were pretty in pink and the rest of the stuff was Halloween fun - including dry ice in the punch, scary music, fun games. It was great! Thanks for bringing up that memory.

You make me wish I had planned a Halloween party. Maybe next year!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I love watching my kids trick or treat......it is so cute seeing them all dressed up! Glad you had a great party.

OHmommy said...

Looks like an AWESOME party.

What do you make for the party. Looks like the baby had a blast. That picture is so sweet!

April said...

Ooh, fun! I love Halloween parties! Unfortunately I was too sick to go to the one I was invited to on Saturday. Boo!

zandria said...

Is that you and your hubby? He's a cutie! :)