We like Halloween here. Due to some painting projects, however, I haven't been able to decorate much in the Children's Room this year, and then due to other programs, I only had a few hours to set up for Family Fright Night yesterday. We got the basics up, though:
Tombstone, big hairy spiders, creepy hands, check.
Yummy snacks with disgusting names, check.
and check. (The cauldron to the left was full of cold spaghetti, and kids had to reach in and grab an "eyeball" - hence its placement next to the sink!)
Check, and check (one side had monsters, one side had jack-o-lanterns).
These are some sample jack-o-lanterns, made by a group of seventh graders here on a field trip earlier:
Entrance blown up and ready:
and in came the kids! Little S. here is completely adorable on any given day, and tonight she sent me scurrying for the camera.
Couldn't you just eat her up with a spoon?! She was well-guarded, though, by her three big brothers, including the good Dr. Pepper:
Soon followed by the A. family, also very cute - and from there on, it was pretty much just cuteness (and scariness, of course) - from wall to wall. About 100 people (122, says Mrs. P.) created,
attacked pretty girls,
My buddy L., here,
who never fails to crack me up, told me "This was the best. Party. EVER!" I'll bet he has been to some doozies in his many years of partying, so that was high praise indeed:)