Monday, October 31, 2011

me : Halloween-a-palooza!!!

 Hi ya'll! Whew! What a week! Let's recap shall we? Last Monday we got a call that we might get a foster placement that day. Well, it didn't happen that day, but by Tuesday afternoon BB was in our home and we were absolutely giddy with excitement. He's adorable! I've always been the type to say that I would be totally happy if I had all girls, because I just love how cutesy and precious they are. But BB is totally cutesy and precious and has changed my mind. I'm totally in love with this little pudge and am perfectly happy being the momma of a baby boy. 

Since bringing BB into our home, life has carried on as usual. Just on less sleep and with a baby in tow. This weekend was spent cooking and doing the final prep work for the Halloween Party we had last night. And, just like the years past, I got completely consumed by everything going on and did not take the pictures of everything that I wanted to. But, I did get a few pictures so, here is my short abbreviated Halloween Party guide and how-to on a super tight budget. 

Cake Pop eyeballs. 
So here's the thing, a few years ago, when I was throwing my first Halloween party, I made peanut butter balls with white chocolate and did icing on them to make them look like eyeballs. See below...
See? Not exactly my best work. But, it was a good idea, I just didn't know really how to execute. Then, I started seeing cake pops EVERYWHERE, and I knew that one day, I would make eyeball cake pops. And this weekend was that day. They turned out completely amazing. It's great when I see something in my head and it actually works out the way I think it will. YAY!

1 black table cloth - $2
cheese cloth - 3 pieces for $2
pencil holder, glass, frame & cauldron - free, from around the house
lights & witch hats - $3 plus extra hats for elsewhere

black card stock - $3
a couple hours watching your fave shows to cut them out
I didn't come up with this idea, I saw it here
It was super easy to do and it made the front room look awesome! 

Cheese cloth is SUPER cheap. And every package comes with quite a lot. I used it all over. I love the look of it draped over my current decor. It made everything look eerie and all haunted-house-esque. 

Like I said, cheese cloth was awesome! Add a couple of those witch hats I was talking about (I got a bag of them for a couple of dollars at Hobby Lobby. The chain was $2 or $3 from Wal-Mart and I've had the spiders for a while and can't remember where they're from.

I think it's fun and sets the mood for the party if you give all of your food and drinks a spooky name. Regular pinwheels become sliced spine. Guacamole becomes monster mash. Sausage balls become goblin eggs. And so on and so on. 

The party really was a blast. We had a costume contest, another game that got everyone involved, some prizes, and a whole lot of laughs. 

Oh... our costumes???

We went as the power-hungry and ever scandalous Julius Caesar and Cleopatra. BB was the cutest monkey you've ever seen. Absolutely precious! 


  1. Wow! You got a huge bang for your budget. love it. The bats made me smile.
    The eyeball pops are so cool.

  2. Love the bats...that would be so cool with birds or butterflies for other seasons.

  3. Yes! Love the bats! So happy to see you happy!



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