It was a very busy Halloween weekend around here!
We started off with a last minute family party with Rick's family. Not a Halloween party, just a family get together.
I made these Sugar Cookie Bars and frosted them with my
They were a big hit!
The icing recipe is quickly becoming one of my most asked for recipes.
Sadly, my family still scraped the icing off!!!
I don't know what's wrong with them...
Then it was time for our 3rd Annual Halloween Party!!!
This year, I decided to do a
"Mystery Menu" Dinner:
(I had a cute graphic at the top, but it's not one I can share...)
We had so much fun!!!
Everyone was a good sport and played along.
My dad was the best at choosing his menu items~ he pretty much had it all figured out & was the only one who ate a mostly normal meal.
There was much laughing!
Everyone has commented on how much fun it was.
A great night, for sure.
I almost didn't do a Halloween Party this year...
So glad I did!
The Slimy Red Goop salad actually turned out for me. That's 2 Jell-O's that I've actually had work!
It was not very appetizing though. It had kind of a yucky texture. Hey~ but if you want the recipe, let me know!
The punch was also weirdish. It tasted great...but also involved Jell-O...which I don't think I dissolved enough before I added the cold liquid...so it set up a little and had an unpleasant texture as well.
So another Jell-O failure!
I'm happy to share that recipe too... :)
(Hey~ it was Halloween, so failures were funny....not distressing!)
On Halloween, I helped out with Shane's Halloween party at school.
I was in charge of the craft.
We made these cute mummies~
The kids loved them & so did the parents!
The kids did a great job, and they all turned out so cute.
It was fun to see how creative some of the kids were.
I used a 1x4 cut into 5" lengths.
Rick cut and sanded the boards for me & then spray painted them with an ivory paint.
I bought some muslin and ripped it into strips about an inch wide.
I had the kids tie 2 strips together and then they just wrapped it around the board.
Then we glued on the eyes...
And they were done.
Last of all was the Trick-or-Treating
These are the ghouls that made the neighborhood rounds this year:
Punk Rocker, Captain America, The Ghost of Lou Gherig, Gangsta
They spent the whole afternoon & evening together & had their own little party.
They cracked me up! They were so funny!!!
So glad for my neighbor who helped me get the boys together. It was great for Shane & really helped him make form some great friendships.
Now, Halloween decor is down and Thanksgiving is UP!
I'm hosting my extended family at my house this year.
I might even make Jell-O!