Friday, November 6, 2009

More Halloween

We used to do this every year. An open-house Halloween party.
Since we moved, the tradition died.
This year we brought it back!

Complete with "spooky sounds of the season" playing the background,
it was a Thriller kind of night.

We had all kinds of games for the kids:
Halloween coloring pages
Halloween Twister
Pass the Pumpkin
Doughnut on a string (We didn't get to, bummer)
and the trampoline all a-glow

(I thought the red eyes were appropriate)

Next year we'll have a "photo-op" for all dressed up couples...
Vanilla Ice and Angelina/Octo-Mom...odd couple

Now for the decorations and food!

We had the back yard appropriately decked out to fit our
haunted house theme...

I loved prepping all the food and goodies with the help of my kiddos
(and Ali, thanks).
Three different kinds of Chili, hot and delicious

Emily loved her job of making labels for the food

Jaydon and Joel helped these little cats see
(my favorite baking find at Target this year...candy eyes)

And they could all help out with these simple, spooky treats

Ali pitched in and made the darling cemetery pudding cups.

We also both tried our hand at decorating these monster eyeballs.
So cute, fun and delicious!

Another favorite baking find...ghost-shaped baking cups.
So simple, and a hit!

Next year we'll take more pictures...
so come and join us next year, if you're in the neighborhood!


cara lou said...

Looks like we missed the greatest Halloween party ever! All the decorations and treats look amazing. You are incredible.

I loooove yours and Ryan's costumes! You guys are the best.

Really hope we can come next year!

Oler Family said...

i love that your halloween party is an open house! What an amazing makes me want to move to California!!

Anonymous said...

WOW everything looks spooky and DELICIOUS. The whole Southwell family really put on a great party for everyone to have FUN at. Nice memories!!! Hugs Mom

sheena said...

Wish we could have come!! Some day...

Best couple ever!! Where is the video with Vanilla's moves?? Wait, where are Octomom's moves also?? She must have them to have a billion children.