Halloween Party - the crafts and decorating

Last Friday, we hosted a Halloween party for some kids in the neighborhood. I spent months getting ready for this party and scouring Pinterest for ideas. I am very pleased how everything turned out.

Thank you to my Silhouette Cameo for working many hours, the Dollar Store for helping me find things cheap, to Target because when don't I have to thank them and to my husband, family and friends for putting up with me.

Here are the pictures:


These wine bottle decorations are from Martha Stewart at Michael's. I did not make these, although I probably could have.


The banner was made from my Silhouette Cameo (the best gift ever) and the felt ghosts, I found at Michael's for $1.


My mantle and the witches' hat toss. Mantle items are from HomeGoods and the fabric tie wreath is from Two Little Bird Designs. Hats are from Target in the Dollar section. The kids tossed orange glow necklaces and received a prize from the Dollar Store - a box of Halloweenstickers.


This banner was sent by a friend and it came in perfect. Over there to the left are prizes to the ping pong pumpkin toss.


The ping pong pumpkin toss. We just tacked them into the board so the buckets would not move. Buckets came from The Dollar Store.



Another game called Witches Brew - the kids had to pick out the cut outs with a straw and place them into the cauldron. They had a lot of fun with this and of course got a little Halloween notebook prize.


Front table and the candy corn guessing contest. The prize was a $5 Target gift card. There were actually 1072 candy corn in there. One girl guessed 1000 so she was the big winner.




My super talented friend made the cupcakes for the party. I just decorated the stand with washi tape and put the spider webbing all over the island. It was the main centerpiece for the party. The spiders on the counter were from Martha Stewart at Michael's.



The craft table. I got foam pumpkins for the kids to make Hobby Lobby and the other end housed the witches brooms. They were made of peanut butter cups and pretzels. I wish I had a picture, because they came out so cute.



This was the popcorn bar. We made lots of popcorn and put it in the cauldron and then let the kids add Halloween marshmellows, m&m's and raisinettes. They had a field day with this.



This is the drink station for the kids. I found 10oz cups with lids at Staples and then I just decorated them with vinyl. Probably one of my favorite parts of the party. The kids loved them and I loved that they could not spill. The straws came from an Etsy vendor.

All and all I had a blast planning and partying with some great friends. I am hoping to make this an annual tradition and making it a little bigger each year.

Here we are all dressed up for the party.


Happy Halloween from our family to yours! The Nardiello Family: Halloween Party - the crafts and decorating

The Nardiello Family

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Party - the crafts and decorating

Last Friday, we hosted a Halloween party for some kids in the neighborhood. I spent months getting ready for this party and scouring Pinterest for ideas. I am very pleased how everything turned out.

Thank you to my Silhouette Cameo for working many hours, the Dollar Store for helping me find things cheap, to Target because when don't I have to thank them and to my husband, family and friends for putting up with me.

Here are the pictures:


These wine bottle decorations are from Martha Stewart at Michael's. I did not make these, although I probably could have.


The banner was made from my Silhouette Cameo (the best gift ever) and the felt ghosts, I found at Michael's for $1.


My mantle and the witches' hat toss. Mantle items are from HomeGoods and the fabric tie wreath is from Two Little Bird Designs. Hats are from Target in the Dollar section. The kids tossed orange glow necklaces and received a prize from the Dollar Store - a box of Halloweenstickers.


This banner was sent by a friend and it came in perfect. Over there to the left are prizes to the ping pong pumpkin toss.


The ping pong pumpkin toss. We just tacked them into the board so the buckets would not move. Buckets came from The Dollar Store.



Another game called Witches Brew - the kids had to pick out the cut outs with a straw and place them into the cauldron. They had a lot of fun with this and of course got a little Halloween notebook prize.


Front table and the candy corn guessing contest. The prize was a $5 Target gift card. There were actually 1072 candy corn in there. One girl guessed 1000 so she was the big winner.




My super talented friend made the cupcakes for the party. I just decorated the stand with washi tape and put the spider webbing all over the island. It was the main centerpiece for the party. The spiders on the counter were from Martha Stewart at Michael's.



The craft table. I got foam pumpkins for the kids to make Hobby Lobby and the other end housed the witches brooms. They were made of peanut butter cups and pretzels. I wish I had a picture, because they came out so cute.



This was the popcorn bar. We made lots of popcorn and put it in the cauldron and then let the kids add Halloween marshmellows, m&m's and raisinettes. They had a field day with this.



This is the drink station for the kids. I found 10oz cups with lids at Staples and then I just decorated them with vinyl. Probably one of my favorite parts of the party. The kids loved them and I loved that they could not spill. The straws came from an Etsy vendor.

All and all I had a blast planning and partying with some great friends. I am hoping to make this an annual tradition and making it a little bigger each year.

Here we are all dressed up for the party.


Happy Halloween from our family to yours!

3 Comments:

Blogger Becca said...

Cutest Halloween party ever & I love your costumes!!!

October 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thanks, Becca!

October 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Boom said...

It all looked fantastic!!! I bow to your crafty genius.

October 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM  

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