Friday, November 19, 2010

Halloween, Part II...Finally

Let's get this wrapped up, shall we?

Friday night was "Party Central". Spencer went to a party at a friend's house. He was a punk rocker, complete with tattoo sleeves, piercings, and guy liner. And an angry face!

 Em and her friends had a party here at our house. They dressed up as "Peace", "Love", and "Happiness". They had fun making their costumes, and I thought it was a pretty creative idea.

Shane as a Dark Ninja.  A wet, Dark Ninja!  It was so rainy and cold, and he was not too thrilled with the idea of going out Trick-or-Treating.

Shane with the rest of the neighborhood boys. Aka, the "Boo Crew".

On Sunday, we had a family dinner and I made Mummy Meatloaf...this was kind of a pain in the butt to make! The meatloaf part was easy, but it took me much longer than I had anticipated to cover the face with noodles! The picture looks a lot better than it did in real life!

And Mashed Potato Ghosts...Let me just say, I love potatoes.  They are my ultimate comfort food! I have been wanting to try Pioneer Woman's Delicious, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and decided this was the perfect time. I loved these potatoes! So yummy...I was hoping my family would gush over them too...but I guess no one else loves potatoes as much as I do! They said they were "good" and "fine", and "okay". I was hoping for more along the lines of "out of this world!" or "Please, never make any potatoes but these!" I guess I'll settle for "good".  I'm not too sure my family is very impressed with all my culinary experimenting.
 I just threw the potatoes in a disposable Wilton piping bag, snipped off the end and made round, ghostly mounds of potatoes. I piped them on a cookie sheet and then popped them in the oven for a few minutes to warm them up just before serving. Have I mentioned how yummy they were?  I've yet to meet a PW recipe that hasn't been super yummy! I wonder if her family thinks her cooking is "good"?  :)

And for dessert, there were these: Candy Corn Cupcakes.  These are my first attempt (well, at least for a very long time) at making and decorating cupcakes. So I am ecstatic that they turned out as nice as they did! They are gonna have their very own post! 


  1. Oh my heck!!!! All that work for Halloween?
    I can hardly wait to see what you do for Thanksgiving!

    The meatloaf mummy is really pretty cute. I don't think I would have let anyone eat it.

  2. Wow! You really went all out for the occassion!
    I am super impressed with all of the things that you made. The costumes were great and the food was terrific!
    Surely, you are on the 'worlds best mommy list'!
    The cupcakes are too adorable and look like they tasted divine.
    Know that I am impressed with your talents!!

  3. OK...let me just tell you how amazing you are. Your so creative.

  4. All that Halloween-themed food! Wow. Very cute.

  5. I love doing Halloween themed dinners too - So fun! I love all the food you made.
    The kids costumes are soooo creative - You guys had a good one!!