A Strong Coffee: Our Halloween Party

Friday, 1 November 2013

Our Halloween Party

Halloween decorations


This year, I decided I would try and kill two birds with one stone. Metaphorically of course! Little man turns 2 in a couple of weeks and shortly after this big man turns 6. Rather than have two parties close together and a Mummy stressing out over party bags and cake baking, I decided that I would throw little man a Halloween party instead.

I have a great group of friends who I have known since big man was born. So round came 16 children aged 1-6 and their Mummies. It was manic at times and 16 children are rather noisey, but there was lots  fun and lots of cake!

We decorated the house with Halloween themed decorations and had a go at out own salt dough ones using a basic salt dough recipe and some cookie cutters. We microwaved them to dry out and then painted them and hung them using pipe cleaners. They worked really well and the boys enjoyed doing them so I think we will have to make some more for Christmas.



I had lots of fun making these Halloween themed cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes
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I saved some time by quickly decorating some gingerbread biscuits I got from Sainsbury's.

Halloween gingerbread

For the main cake I decided to go for a cauldron. I used fudge pieces as logs and filled the cauldron with jelly snakes, eyeballs and green coloured buttercream.

cauldron cake

Little man had to blow out a candle, but I added an ice fountain too.

cauldron cake

Party games included apple bobbing, the flour game and musical zombies.

apple bobbing

Did you have a Halloween party? How do you cope with children's birthdays that are close together? Do you throw joint parties or do you think it is important for them to have their own?

halloween costumes

20 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

Looks like you had a fabulous party! I love Halloween and my kids do too - it is such a shame it lasts just one night though!

Yoey Davis said...

looks like a lot of fun. i tried to carve a pumpkin for halloween once many years ago but it was a complete disaster. its actually really hard to do so well done to you and everyone else for doing a great job.

Julie Guy said...

What an awesome party your little ones had. I love how you made the halloween cupcakes, they look amazing.

SlummySingleMummy said...

I am SUPER impressed by your cauldron cake - how awesome is that??

caro_mad said...

I love the cauldron cake - so cool and what a fabulous idea for a birthday party. My birthday is only a couple of days before Halloween and I had a Halloween party for my 16th birthday, such fun!

HELEN said...

looks like loads of fun was had by all & I love the cake!

♫ Alison M ♪ said...

Loving that cauldron, so cool. Looks like fun

Vi Goriami said...

Wow! Looks like you had lots of fun! The cauldron looks amazing! x

Nancy Townsend said...

Great job on the cauldron cake and I love the pumpkin on the right. Is it a cushion?

Faye Huntington said...

those cupcakes looks DELICIOUS! i made some this year and they came out surprisingly well!

Samantha Ripley said...

looks like you all had a great time

Johannah Sangster said...

looks awesome!

Robyn Logan Clarke said...

Love all the details, especially the pinata

Jen Schofield said...

Looks like a brillaint party!

Zoe Roxby said...

I love halloween and l love that cake fab idea looks like you all had a great time too

Teresa Sheldon said...

You all looked like you had a fab night`

Teresa Sheldon said...

looks like a great party, love the birthday cake and all the decs wish I was there

Sue Bowden said...

Looks like it was a great party for all.

deej71 said...

great party

Kerry Dibble said...

I dont do halloween parties and i dont have birthdays close together x