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
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!