Halloween Party in an hour and a half total
I decided to share our last minute Halloween party from last year before I started blogging.
I found out in the morning that my two girls were able to come up for a visit and were on their way. It took me an hour and a half. An hour at the grocery store and the dollar store. Another half hour to toss it all together and Party time!
Because time was very short I had to cut corners where ever I could. I like to have everything done before the girls arrive so that I can just play and have fun with them. First thing I had to do was run for supplies.
Dollar store – $20 budget
Halloween themed table cloth
two little Halloween buckets ( one for each little one)
Halloween plates and napkins
Orange Glitter glue
dollar store moss or something similar
I purchased food for both lunch and dinner and a pumpkin for crafting.
2 french loaves
assorted cold cuts
2 large olives or dill pickle
whole seedless black olives
bags of Caesar Salad
juice boxes , bandage tape, or masking tape (cheaper)
premade veggie tray
Mozzarella cheese slices (not a brick)
Run home and put it together as follows.
Set the table with the Halloween themed cloth, paper plates, napkins.
Wrap juice boxes in masking tape like a mummy, draw eyes, place in fridge.
Place candies in Halloween buckets, set as table centerpieces.
Sneaky Snake Sandwich
Cut two french loafs in half length wise, Set two bread crusts aside. Make the sandwich with whatever toppings you like.
Cut each loaf into 5 or six slices and angle them on a large board or plate into a “S” shape.
Roll two balls of cream cheese, use olives to make googlie eyes, and black olives for the eyeballs. Using carrots, cheddar cheese, or red peppers cut out two long skinny triangles for the tongue. Attach to the sandwich with toothpicks to make a face.
Caution: One of the little ones will inevitably want the face. They will require supervision with the toothpicks.
Turn on youtube and play Sneaky Snake
Serve with veggie tray, strawberries and juice boxes.
The girls arrive at Grama’s house expecting to do a craft of some sort. Before I started blogging I always kept a big box of craft paper, glue, felt, and stickers for them. Now of course with the blog crafting, Grama has the Grama lode lol.
Fairy Pumpkin Activity
Cut out the side of the pumpkin like an extremely large window.
Apply glue and glitter to the sides of the pumpkin. My grand daughter who is 3 was able to do this. Sprinkle with more glitter.
Fill the inside and around with any type of natural elements . Go outside and gather twigs and make a fairy ladder if time permits.
Place fairies and table inside, or in our case our little ones decided the “fairies” wanted to be outside on the counter.
For dinner I bought two good quality large rectangular pizzas. Bake the pizzas as directed.
In the meantime cut the mozzarella cheese slices into ghost shapes.
When the pizza comes out of the oven, top with the slices. The hot pizza will melt the cheese a little bit allowing the shapes to stay ghostly.
Out of necessity I cut corners wherever I could. The point was to make some memories and have fun. The girls really loved the Sneaky Snake.
If you use this idea, I would love to hear from you.