Halloween Playdate

Sunday, October 24, 2010
On Friday, Harper and I hosted a Halloween play date for some of her friends and their moms. It was a great way to get the kids and moms together outside of school.

We've formed a little playgroup, which consists of friends from Harper's 3 year preschool class. The same friends are together this year for Pre-K. Since some of the other moms had hosted summer pool parties and one other mom hosted a movie day, I thought it was time for us to have a party. Since it's that time of year, what better than to host some Halloween fun?

For the little ones, I had planned lunch, a scavenger hunt, and cupcake decorating.

The table was set and decorated. No. I didn't serve martinis to the little ones. I used the plastic martini glasses for goldfish crackers and candy corn.

The moms' table was all set and complete with these super cute party favors. I found the Halloween printable here and just grabbed a few frames from the dollar store. Everyone loved them. Such a simple and inexpensive item that makes a big impact. Love that!

I have a variety of these fall plates that I found at Wal-Mart years ago. They were $7 for a set of four. I just love them and look forward to using them each fall.
After lunch, it was time for the scavenger hunt. Kids love scavenger hunts. Not only do they love the prizes, but they love trying to find the items. Some of the prizes included Halloween cookie cutters, tattoos, stickers, silly bands, coupons for a free Frosty from Wendy's, Ring Pops, and goody bags filled with candy.

As they filled their buckets, they rushed back for the next clue!
Although messy, the cupcake decorating was a ton of fun. I was surprised by how carefully the boys decorated the cupcakes whereas the girls were just dumping sprinkles on the top.

A happy bunch!


Pootsie said...

What a great idea!! How fun. I bet kids and moms had a blast.

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