Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blood and Gore

I've been a bad blog friend lately. For the past couple of weeks I just wasn't able to find the time to blog. It wasn't like I didn't think about it everyday, I did. But between work, sleeping till noon, (I do stay up to 3am work night) and trying to be the best mother in the world by planning a much begged for Halloween party, I just didn't have it in me. I also stopped following my own advice, you know, like taking vitamins and exercising, going to bed slightly earlier bla bla bla. All that did was make me feel more tired and anti-social.
Well, I'm back and I took all my vitamins today.

We had our first kid Halloween party on Sunday. It was supposed to be on Saturday but because the road was washed away, we had to change it.

The kids and I spent a lot of time, and Hus spent a lot of money, preparing for this party. There were 8, 11-14 year old girls and 6, 6-8 year old kids.

I had activities planned for the young ones, painting pumpkins, ring toss and a walk through a haunted path in the woods. Mostly they just wanted to run around in the dark screaming.

The older girls decorated cupcakes, tried to play the Ouija Board and Bloody Mary. They also ran around in the dark screaming a lot. E has the best scream ever.

I dressed up as Madame Hydra, a Gypsy, and read Tarot cards for the older girls and did palm readings for a few of the little ones. For example "Your lifeline is very interesting, ooh, I see something very spectacular in your future and I think it has to do with you owning a lot of...monkeys!"

We had a lot of lovely bouquets around for decorations.

Of course we decorated our Fairy Garden.

My favorite witch. I made it a few years ago, while on a sewing binge.

We made shrunken apple heads. Really a pain in the ass to make and after 7 hours in the oven and three days drying they were still wet.

Hus got a little angry with me the night before the party because he is not a fan of Halloween. Don't worry, it looks like more blood than it really was.

What are you doing for Halloween?


Anonymous said...

OMG you are the best mom EVER. That looks like so much fun!!!!!

otin said...

Lovin' the sense of humor!!! LOL!

12 weeks at a time said...

Oh Hiedi, I can't even imagine throwing a party like that! You are a brave women, the kids are lucky!

Hit 40 said...

We will probably put our space ship out for halloween. There is a lot of rain in the forecast which will dampen our outdoor decorating. I have old pictures of the spaceship. I will put them up this week.

Great to see you back!! Congratulations on a fabulous party for your kids.

Zip n Tizzy said...

That sounds (and looks) like an awesome party!

Halloween's a big event on our block. There are a TON of kids on one short street so there are two parties happening (which will probably involve a lot of running around in the dark and screaming) and since it's saturday, we'll probably make a day of it.

Hope the kids appreciated how all out you went. If they don't now, they certainly will later as it's one I'm sure no one's going to forget!

chicamom85 said...

It looked like an awesome party. I love Halloween. I will be posting pictures of our house all decorated soon. I bet the kids had a blast. Blogging can be very time consuming I know, don't worry about it.


Crazymamaof6 said...

oh! LOVELY HALLOWEEN PARTY! HOW FUN! wish i could have come! totally delightful! what a super mom!

thanks for stopping by and commenting! love new people comin' round!

alison said...

Sounds like an amazing party! We'll put on our costumes: Rachel - Hermione Granger, Leah - werewolf, me -witch, put a bowl of treats out on the front steps next to the pumpkin, and go trick-or-treating.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Cool photos. I like the watering can with the dead flowers.

My daughter and I are going to see West Side Story on Halloween... she's 20 now so she does grown up things ; -)

Lainey-Paney said...

okay, you guys go all out.

i've already thrown away the jack-o-lanterns that were carved & started to cave in. We have uncarved pumpkins on the porch now...

Ann's Rants said...

Every time I come over here I am touched by the magic you create with/for your kids.

Such an act of love and bringing meaning into your lives.

I really admire your creativity and enthusiasm.

Wishing 4 One said...

OMG how freaking creative are you Heidi? That is awesome and I know all the kids will remember that cool party for ever. What a great Mom you are girl!!!