Last Saturday we hosted our 2nd Annual Halloween Party! I REALLY love Halloween so I’m finally glad to have a Halloween Party tradition. If you ask anyone who knows me, they would tell you I’m
kind of into ridiculously obsessed with anything themed. So Halloween is right up there on my list of favorite times of the year. I don’t ever like spending exorbitant amounts of money on decorations so I do a lot dollar store shopping, re-using and crafting. This year I hit up The Dollar Tree, Walmart and Hobby Lobby (with coupons of course!) for all of my decorations. Here are a few of my favorites:
I went a little nuts with Halloween colored fake flowers this year. They were just calling my name and I knew I could find a lot of uses for them:
I found the glittered skull in the above pic for $2.00 and it graced my kitchen window ledge for the month of October.
We also put up the paper bats and the yarn spiderweb that we had last year.
I found little black birds at the dollar store so those were also perched throughout the house.
For our Halloween party, we put out our giant creepy talking Halloween guy.
This was a gift from my father in law. My husband tried to give it back and we actually shipped it all the way back to Atlanta from our house in Colorado. Then I called his dad and asked if he could ship it back because I wanted it so bad! So this is a well traveled creepy dude.
I also put up signs on all of the doors I didn’t want anyone to open!
For party food, I had all of these visions of my wonderfully spooky appetizers and treats. But, my Pinterest eyes were bigger than my Pinterest stomach and I just made fajitas! I did make Mummy Dogs (hot dogs wrapped in crescent roll dough) for the kids though.
And a friend brought some of the best queso I’ve ever eaten.
My neighbor brought adorable Frankenstein pudding cups with cookie crumble topping and another friend brought Oreo Pops and cupcakes.
Last year I tried crafts for the kids, but this year I smartened up and just taped poster board to the wall and let them color away!
For the adults, I had my second annual trivia contest, which seems to be a hit!
I had so much fun at this party and may or may not have had too many glasses of Halloween Sangria.
There are about a million ideas I wanted to try for decorating, food, crafts, etc that I didn’t get to this year. But many of them are on my Halloween Pinterest Board. I can’t wait until next year! And if you want a recap of last year’s party, click here for the 2012 Halloween Party Wrap Up!