Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Play Date

I recently invited a few of my daughter's friends over for a Halloween play date. Every other week, our school has an early release day. We have friends who attend the same school, so every early release day we take turns hosting a play date. I thought it would be fun to have a little Halloween celebration for the girls on our day.

I kept things pretty simple. I served a few treats and had a couple of fun activities lined up for the kids.

I really loved making the Great Pumpkin Tree. You can find the tutorial and free printable on this post! But I thought it fitting that the fruit of a tree should include the seeds ;)

I also love my Halloween Art which is a FREE download from Nothing but Country! I filled a couple of jars I had with candy corn and a candle and place them on top of my candlesticks. Instant centerpiece!

Even though I love to bake, I opted for some easy & inexpensive treats from the grocery store. 

But I had to make the ghost milk (which the kids LOVED) idea I got from Sheek Shindigs! And because of it I discovered that I REALLY REALLY LOVE Starbucks Low Fat Frappuccino, which I had to drink to get those cute bottles!!

I had a large roll of black bulletin board paper left over from helping with a project at my daughter's school. Paired with some art paper "place mats", it made for the perfect easy-to-clean tablecloth. I set each place with a pumpkin and supplies.

Each pumpkin had a tag with the girl's name, plus a cute party hat. I had previously made these cute hats for Piggy Bank Parties' Halloween Challenge using their Lil' Hoots Printable Collection! It was great to reuse them and the kids loved them!

The girls had fun painting their pumpkins & eating their yummy treats. We also played a game of Halloween Bingo, which I downloaded for free from Crayola.Even the littlest one enjoyed playing it!

They each went home with their pumpkin, party hat and goody bag. Inside each goody bag was a craft, candy necklace kit, and glow stick for trick or treating. The glow stick goody tag was an idea created by Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line, using a FREE printable from Piggy Bank Parties.

This party was fairly inexpensive since I made most of the decorations using left over scrapbook paper and things from around the house. The kids had a great time, which at the end of the day is what it's all about!

Hope your Halloween celebration is 


  1. LoVe. Such a simple, easy and adorable playdate!

  2. You win mom of the year award! Such a cute play date idea!!! Love the bingo idea, my kids would love that!

  3. Adorable party. What a great play date and I love how you reused so many party items.

  4. Thank you girls! It was pretty simple and definitely on the CHEAP...and the kids had fun ;)

  5. Happy Sunday! You have an award waiting for you over on my site :)

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I will be featuring on my site today if it's ok with you! :)


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