Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Jack-O-Lantern Party

Last weekend we threw what has become an annual Halloween Party for us.  My husband and I have a major love for Halloween and our kids have inherited it.  This party is all about them.  We let them invite their friends and it's all kid friendly activities and food, although the adults are also welcome.  I have to give a shout to Julee for being an awesome friend and coming early to take pictures of the party for me.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

This was the dessert table.  I covered our buffet with a tablecloth and those little LED trees you see were made from LED branches bought at 60% off stuck into floral foam and put in a Jack o' lantern box from the Target dollar spot.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

This cake was a Pinterest inspiration and you can find all of the how-to's here: http://www.cookingwithsugar.com/amazing-halloween-rainbow-party-bundt-cake-recipe/  It's so good and super easy too.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

Cupcakes, with black and orange swirled icing.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

A dessert tray.  This is one of Julee and I's secret weapons when it comes to party planning; don't be afraid to supplement a couple of homemade goods with some store bought goodies.  It still looks and tastes good and you don't have to kill yourself in the kitchen.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

My MIL made these jack o' lantern cuties for the party.  Just a permanent marker on a cutie.  Since you peel of the outer part it's safe.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

It's not a D.I.Y. Louisville party if there aren't paper straws!

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

Store bought caramel apples and sprinkle apples.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

Another view of the dessert table.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

Some decor.  The "Spooky" banner was bought from the Target dollar spot.  The tissue paper fan "chandelier" is something I do at a lot of parties, I just tie together a bunch of paper fans, lanterns, and pom poms with fishing line and hang them from my ceiling.  The goody bags are a combo of Martha Stewart and Oriental Trading, all of the items in the bags are from Oriental Trading.

happy jack-o-lantern halloween party

Food was "walking tacos"; We put out little bags of Frito's, my vegetarian chili and lots of toppings.


Once again it was a great, fun party this year.  We painted faces, put feathers in the kids hair, enjoyed a bonfire and lots of good food and company.  Thanks for stopping by!

-Kim

9 comments:

  1. you are amazing! what a fun party! I LOVE all your decorations and the food looks delicious!

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  2. This is amazing!! I love all the decorations! And the "Walking Tacos" is genius!! Following back from the blog hop!

    Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

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  3. hello julee, what a wonderful halloween decoration. amazing especially the cake and the oranges with the smiling faces!

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  4. This looks so fun! I really like these Halloween decorations.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously?! What a CUTE party! I need to do more fun stuff like this :)

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  6. That Bundt cake looks out of this world! YUM!
    Stopping by from Life on Leroy, Ps. Stop by my blog, I’m doing my first giveaway, $50 to Tiny Prints!

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  7. This party was adorable! Love the "walking tacos" and the cute and thrifty decorations! This makes me want to plan my own jack o lantern party! :)

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