I shared with you the Halloween 2010 Party Printables I made for the party and the blog party I participated in showcasing the printed products. Well, all those print outs couldn't go to waste, so I used them for the kids' party. I took a lot of pictures, but unfortunately, the lighting is horrible in our basement and I also had the camera on the wrong setting the entire time and they came out pretty sucky. Here's a collage from the best I got from the bunch:
We had loads of candy on hand! I decorated the ceiling light fixture with streamers and rosettes and covered the bookcases with painted runners. To add some height and dimension to a spooky display, I covered our DVD and DVR with black sheets which created a cool visual point of interest.
Another idea I came up with (at the last minute) was to create little Spooky Stations. So, I created specimen jars - which grossed a lot of people out. There was also a Witch's Kitchen where the kids could go and add ingredients to make an evil potion of witches brew. For another activity, and I didn't get pictures of it but wish I really did - we made green slime! It was a lot of fun, in fact, my daughter still has hers.
About a month ago, I assisted in designing a baby shower for a coworker, I also created a cake for the event. The theme was 'B is for Boy' and I chose to use browns, blues and creams for the colors.
About two weeks ago, I donated some of my delicious baked sweets to an event to help raise money for a local Washington DC arts education program. The event was focused on health, fitness and wellness and I was asked to make something healthy - healthy cupcakes????? WHAT THE???? But I did it! I found a recipe for chocolate vegan cupcakes and added my own spin on it and this is what I came up with:
These are Chocolate Coconut Vegan Cupcakes with the BEST chocolate 'buttercream' frosting you'd ever want to taste!!!! They're healthy because they are only 115 calories - they are tiny mini cupcakes.....so cute!
I had a lot of fun working on all these events, but it's time to get back to getting things together for Thanksgiving and Xmas - OY Vey!!!! Check back soon for my holiday party planning tips.