Photo Friday: Will’s Spooktacular Costume Birthday Party

A few weeks ago we had Will’s VERY belated birthday party. His birthday is always the first week of school, meaning there’s really not enough time to invite any of his classmates besides the ones we already had addresses or parents’ phone numbers.

As we got closer and closer to Halloween, we all settled on having a Costume Party. It was fun and REALLY crazy!

Here was his Spooktacular invitation by Holly at Denleys Design Shop on Etsy. She did a great job, don’t you think? She was super fast at getting it to me and priced very reasonably!

Spooktacular Birthday Bash Costume Party Invitation

Spooktacular Birthday Bash Costume Party Invitation

Obviously, my I tried to plan a few games to keep the boys entertained. I think the easiest and most exciting game was the donut eating contest. We also did the spider throwing contest, glow ring toss, and the pumpkin racing contest….none of which I recommend for 3rd graders. They didn’t keep their attention long enough. But, hey, I tried. I get points for that, right?!?

Donut Game NinjaDonut Game WinnerDonut Game Full MouthDonut Game Cleopatra and Sleeping BeautyDonut Game MomEveryone had a great time I️ think…even Mammy (my mom) enjoyed the fun!

Garen didn’t get as many photos as I had hoped due to our little monsters (Clara and Kate) running around as well. I think the ones he got turned out good though.

Halloween Snacks Brain Cream Cheese Mold

I did try to do some spooky food. Can you tell that’s a brain??? I️t was super easy. Cream cheese and red pepper jelly molded into a brain mold from the Dollar Tree.

We had a great time but, like after all kid parties I’ve had at our house, I’m now pondering where we want to have it next year that I can just show up with cupcakes.

Happy Photo Friday!

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Photo Friday- Tis’ the Season

Oh what fun we had at Anna’s class Christmas party! Our class was in charge of the snacks. Due to lots of allergies, everything at our school has to be individually wrapped and cleared by Nurse Gina, who does a great job keeping our kids safe and healthy. Enter traditional white Little Debbie Christmas Trees. I won’t lie…I LOVE these little packages of sweetness. They remind me of my childhood! 

The kids had a GREAT time with all of the games but my favorite to watch was the “wrap the teacher” game. So fun!


Meanwhile, back at the homefront…Will had to stay home on Christmas party day because he came from home sick on Wednesday and Nurse Gina said he couldn’t come back until today. We tried to make the best of it by watching a movie, making yarn Christmas ornaments, and getting haircuts. Check out the before and after of my handsome little man!


We ended the night with Garen’s company Christmas party at Mi Cocina. We actually had a miscommunication and I didn’t know I was supposed to join him until yesterday morning so it was a miracle that our two wonderful babysitters swooped in to stay with all of the kiddos so we could enjoy the night out. We clean up pretty well, huh?

Tis’ the Season to be busy, busy! It’s been a fast and furious week between work, school, and Christmas fun but it’s still been pretty great. Today is the last day of school before Christmas break and the big kids go to Joe Daddy’s in Hot Springs tomorrow until the 27th, so we are trying to make the most of every last minute with them. 

Next up: Holiday in the Park at Six Flags tonight!