Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Party for Boys

My 10 year old son, for the first time wanted to have a Halloween party. I have to say with 5 kids, the youngest one has from time to time not gotten as much attention as the older kids have. Life just happens, I started working more when he was young, I didn't have as much time to be involved in his school activities, and around the same time decided to go back to school to earn my degree. I have had to let some things go, and I am ashamed that it had to be being more involved in his school activities. So when he asked, I was thinking NO WAY, I don't have any time. But I really thought about how excited he was and decided to say yes.

Since then I have been racking my mind on how to make this party fun, exciting yet economical. I started by designing my own invites. I love Microsoft Publisher, I used the builtin clip art and came up with these cute invites:

 Next, I need to move onto decorations for the food. I want something that is fun yet not too babyish, the boys are 10-11 years old. I found some really great ideas on Pinterest (pics below):
These adorable pop bottles will be easy to do and will add a small detail that kids are sure to notice. 

Meredith Stebbing added this cute green pudding in clear cups, that the only work involves drawing faces on the cups with a sharpie. http://pinterest.com/pin/195484440046252382/

Carmella Calhoun came up with these cute little treats made out of pretzels, that will be sure to excite the kids. So simple and delicious.  http://pinterest.com/pin/195484440045089599/

For my indoor decorations, I found the following video on Youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVQs_Z_hMcA&feature=related:

 http://happyauer.com  has some really cute and inexpensive ideas.  Some take a little time but are well worth it.

These are just a few ideas (that are borrowed from the many talented people on the web) that I will be using for my son's upcoming party.  I will repost pictures of how everything turns out.

Thanks for reading and Happy Crafting,



  1. Some really good ideas here! Did you try anything from Carmella?

  2. Poor little guy, he gets left out. lol! I hope your party went well and was lots of fun. Great idea's you suggested.

  3. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Ana! A lot of these crafts are simple and would be pretty cheap to make in bulk for a party. I love the spider pipe-cleaner sucker!!