The party (celebrating ds3 and ds4’s October bdays) was a great success and quite fun. Both boys enjoyed playing with their guests and raking in the birthday loot. ;)
the front entrance and the living room. Everyone thought those old pics were real, but they were those “moving” ones where they look normal from one angle and goofy from another.
I made up a few games, one was toss the eyeball into the pumpkin (just drew some eyeballs on ping pong balls and used dollar store plastic pumpkin pails) and the other was ring the witches hat (glued some dollar store witches hats to a large piece of cardboard and had the kids try and throw large glow stick necklaces around them.)
Here is a tip I always do with piñatas…put the candy in Ziploc baggies. I found some Halloween themed ones at the dollar store and divvied up the candy among them. This way no one child gets more or less than another and the candy itself is protected from dirt off the ground. Also the child can carry any leftovers home!
I took one mom or dad “volunteer” from each family at the party and had the kiddos use some cheap toilet paper to wrap their parent up as a mummy. This was great fun and neat to see the different styles each group had. My nieces (on the right) were very thorough and covered my sil very well. My nephews were a little too meticulous and didn’t get my bil covered in time.
Well done, girls! But you boys need to work on your mummifying skills. ;)
I think they liked their presents. :)
That’s me and my cute little twin, uh, grand nephews? They are my niece’s sons, not sure what relation that makes them exactly. All in all it was a super party and well worth all the work that went into putting it together. :) Thank goodness it’s only once a year.