Our Halloween Party

Friday, 1 November 2013

Our Halloween Party

cauldron cake


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


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

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.


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


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?



20 comments:

  1. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  2. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  4. SlummySingleMummy4 November 2013 at 12:16

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

    ReplyDelete
  5. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. ♫ Alison M ♪4 November 2013 at 18:07

    Loving that cauldron, so cool. Looks like fun

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks like you all had a great time

    ReplyDelete
  12. Johannah Sangster22 November 2013 at 22:16

    looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Robyn Logan Clarke24 November 2013 at 00:56

    Love all the details, especially the pinata

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks like a brillaint party!

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

    ReplyDelete
  16. You all looked like you had a fab night`

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

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks like it was a great party for all.

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

    ReplyDelete