Halloweenie Roast 2014 – Hot Dog Bar

Halloweenie Roast 2014

Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast.  A fun party we host each year for some of our neighbors.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know how much we love our neighbors and spending time with them.  Even though we are empty nesters we still love celebrating Halloween.  We even dress up!  Our annual Halloweenie Roast is one of my favorite events of the year!  I think I might enjoy Halloween more now as an empty nester than I did when my kids were little! The menu [Continue Reading…]

Halloween Party Planning Guide

Halloween  Party Planning GUide

Today I am excited to share with you your one stop Halloween PartyPlanning  Guide. I’ve got all kinds of ideas for you to help you plan the best Halloween party ever. I’ve got savory and sweet food ideas, drink ideas, decor ideas and party activity ideas. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I’ve shared lots of ideas over the years and I’m excited to put all those ideas together for you in this one post. One stop Halloween idea shopping.  Happy party planning!  Savory Treat Ideas An InLinkz [Continue Reading…]

Magic is believing in yourself}free printable

Witch Halloween Party

Today I am sharing the darling printable I framed and gave to each of the girls at our I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party. I loved this quote when I found it.  It was the perfect message I wanted to share with the girls.  I wanted them to know that no matter what the world might tell them,  if they will just believe in themselves, they can accomplish whatever they want! I continued my Wizard of Oz analogy with this quote and talked about the scarecrow, tin man and [Continue Reading…]

Oreo Witch Shoes and Free Printable Tag

Witch Hallloween Party

One of the gifts  I gave to my Activity Day Girls at our I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party were these cute Oreo Witch Shoes. I had originally seen the idea over at Quilt Taffy  who had made Oreo Elf Shoes.  I pinned the idea thinking some year they would be a fun Christmas gift for my neighbors.  Then I saw that my friend Kristi had shared a witch shoe version over at Dairy of Dave’s Wife.  I changed the pattern up a bit to make my own version of Oreo Witch Shoes. [Continue Reading…]

I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party

witch halloween party 1

Over the last two years I have shared various activities I have done with my Activity Day Girls , the 8-12 year old girls from church that I work with.  I am sad to say I will no longer be working with these sweet girls anymore.  Major sad face. I wanted to leave the girls with a really fun and meaningful activity so I put together an I Scream You Scream Witch Halloween Party for them.  Now you may be asking how that was meaningful but read on – I [Continue Reading…]

Halloweenie Roast 2013

Halloweenie Roast 2013

Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast. It is a fun Halloween party we host for our neighbors each year. We build a fire in the back yard and roast hot dogs and have all kinds of other fun treats. Everyone brings something to share which is always fun. This year I used this print from Caravan Shoppe as the backdrop for my table. I had it printed at Staples as an Blueprint so it was pretty inexpensive, about $6.00 or so I think.  I just glued a yardstick at [Continue Reading…]

Decorate Your Own Donut Halloween Party

Decorate your own donut party

If you have ever Googled “Top Ten Things to Do in Portland, Oregon” you will always find a visit to Voo Doo Donuts on any list! Voo Doo Donuts is a fun and unique donut shop in Portland that offers an unsual selection of donuts. They top their donuts with just about anything and everything. From Tang powdered drink mix to Captain Crunch Cereal to the ever popular bacon! Voo Doo Donuts is an experience not to be missed if you visit Portland! I decided to take a little inspiration [Continue Reading…]

Halloweenie Roast 2012

Halloweenie Roast 2012

Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast 2012.  I think it might just be one of my favorite parties of the year! I have to admit this year though it snuck up on me a little bit.  We’ve had some distractions going on around here and I hadn’t really done a lot of planning when I realized it was only a few days away.  This is when having a lot of “stuff” comes in handy.  I started walking around my house and pulling things off my shelves and tables to [Continue Reading…]

Witches Ball}You’re Invited

witches ball invite(1)

I mentioned in my Halloween Decor 2012 post that I had a few parties planned for the month of October. Of course one of them will be my annual Halloweenie Roast for the neighborhood kids. I also decided it would be fun to have a Witches  Ball.  A fun evening full of delicious food, crafts and a guest chef! This party will be held at my home and is open to a limited number of guests (due to space)  There is a charge of $30.00 which will cover all the [Continue Reading…]