Party day! How cool is my son that he wanted a Halloween party? I loved it! Kerry let me borrow some cool serving stuff to add to my own, so everything looked so cute. I even spent all Thursday baking 4 dozen sugar cookies and 3 dozen cupcakes, homemade frosting, PB&J sandwiches cute into Halloween shapes, stuffing 2o goodie bags, finding orange and black snacks. . . and then for all the work I put into it, it was stinking HOT! It's the end of October for heavens sake. Why is it still 92 degrees outside? I felt so bad for all the kids who had furry Halloween costumes because they could only wear them for a few minutes. Nate even ditched his after an hour.

We played Pin-the-Nose-on-the-Pumpkin, decorate sugar cookies, potato sack races, marshmallow toss, and just general running around. I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted to because I was playing with the kids most of the time, but here are a few I snapped.

Potato Sack races

Even the moms wanted to get in on the action

Most of the kids. We're missing a few who wanted to play instead of be in the picture. As you can see, most of them had ditched their costumes by this point.

Now I'm off to clean up the mess of tissue paper and boxes across my floor and hose the candy corn, sprinkles and chocolate cupcakes off the back patio.


Brittney said...

What a great party... thanks Maddy!


Chelsea said...

Happy birthday Nate!! What a fun party! Everyone looks so cute. You are such a fun mom!

Kerry said...

Geeze, even all of your friends are skinny! I'm surprised you hang out with ME!

Everything looks so adorable Maddy. You throw the best parties. Next year though, invite me. ;)

I'm actually even glad to hear that there weren't many pictures taken, because it sounds like you had a great day with the kids! You are such a cool mom.

Welcome to the halloween side. ;)

Lisa said...

is my comment up yet?

lynette said...

This looks like something from the HostessBlog! It looks so fun!

Dust and Maddy said...

Lisa -- did a comment of yous not post? I haven't erased any.

laura said...

look at you and your awesome halloween prowess! you got skillz, baby!!!

that looks like my kind of party! :)

Chelsea said...

You so jinxed us with your comment about Ellie's teeth this weekend. I sooo wanted to call you last night! Thanks for letting me once again try to be like you! Next time can I get the crafty story to be like me? For Pete's sake!

Holly said...

What cute cupcakes!!! Love that idea! Sounds like you had a fun day! Happy Birthday Nate!!!

Jenny G. said...

Hi Maddy! Of Course I remember you! Thanks for leaving a comment. What a cute family you have! Isn't it so fun catching up with food friends from good ol U-square. I'm loving this! See ya around the blog!