Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My last Halloween post

Off trick or treating with some old friends. The subdivision we went trick or treating in was so busy. Everyone, young and old dressed up. I felt like I was an extra on a movie set there where so many people.

It is so funny watching these kids get so excited running from house to house getting their candy.
I had to take a picture of this Skelton.  The person that made this was so clever.  It was made out of PVC pipe and a milk jug for a head.  Very cute!  I think I will try to make this next year.   
 As soon as we got home The Cisco Kid had to dump all his candy on the counter so he can check out the goods.  
Now that Halloween is over I am going to start working on Thanksgiving. 


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All dressede up and going to a Halloween Party

I have another Halloween post after this one. This year it seem as though there has been more Halloween celebration than any prior year.

A friend of ours had a Halloween Party and she wanted everyone to get dressed up. I have not dressed up in many, years. It was fun going and seeing all the different costumes everyone came up with. The Cisco Kid went as a police officer. The Chief went as a Farmer. I wanted to match him so I went as a Scare Crow. It was an easy costume for the Chief. All he needed was a plaid shirt and suspenders. I have never bought a costume. I have always made my own. I think it stems from when I was a little girl and my mother would make all our costumes from scratch. This year I made my costume from an old denim dress. I cut the dress in half making a top and skirt. I then fringed and frayed all the edges. I hot glued patches all over it and stitched yarn around each patch. I had to make my costume look like I was stuffed with straw so I used raffia on my costume. I hot clued raffia to hair combs and put them in my hair. I hot glued raffia to the inside of my gloves. I also glued raffia to elastic and put it around my ankles.
The hostess greeted us at the door in her beautiful witch costume.  As we entered the house was decorated beautifully bewitching.
The Master of the house. Count Tony
With all this wonderful food, these two witches were putting everyone under a spell.
The Witch didn't forget anything.  She had plenty of wonderful cupcakes, earthworm brownies, hands filled with popcorn.
After all the goulash guests ate, the witch had us go outside and play some games. 
There was a pinata!
A Mummy Race!
The convicts snuck away from the mummy game and decided to t.p the play set.
All the little goblins thought it was the funniest thing. 
As we headed back inside, we danced the night away. 
The witch was switching identities with the cop. 
We all made it through the evening without getting stewed by the witch and bitten by the master of the house.
This was a great night Halloween party.  It was fun dressing up. 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Another Halloween event

This year we have had three major Halloween parties to attend. The first one was with the Cub scouts, the second was in the Cisco Kids class and the third was our friends Halloween party. Then of course we had to do the whole trick or treating thing. I will post about them over the next two days.

Since I had the Cub Scouts Halloween party the night before The Cisco Kid had his Class Halloween Party, I thought it would be a good Idea to have some of the same game from the Minute to Win it show.

Again a huge success. Most of the class party we do have stations and the class is broken up into four or five groups. Depending on how many stations are put together. These games are so simple to get all the materials together without breaking the bank.

Here are some names and instruction links to the Minute to win it challenges. The only change I made to the games was the children were not timed but they competed against each other to see who can complete the challenge first.   Candelier , Face the Cookie, Breakfast Scramble, Magic carpet ride and Candy Elevator.  The Candy Elevator was a little hard for seven and eight year olds to do. 

Breakfast Scramble.
This was the only picture of the Cisco Kid playing Candy Elevator.  I have no Idea what he was saying to me.  But you can see the string around his ears to move the pencils up towards his chin. 
 I mentioned in my Cub Scout Post that this was one of the favorite games to play.  Well this class took Candelier to a whole new level.  They decided to see if they could stack the cans eight levels high instead of the recommended five.
There was so much sugar at this party.  Mr. M's daughter came dressed as a cookie monster and brought the class chocolate chip cookies.  Mr. M made sorghum cookies in memory of the class trip to the farm.  There were cupcakes, and Dirt cups.  


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cub Scout Halloween party

This is the first year we have has several Halloween parties. Cub Scout Halloween Party, 2nd grade Halloween party and a friends Halloween party. over the next few day I am going to post about each one of them. I am going to start off by posting about the Cub Scout Halloween Party.

Something happens to boys when you fill a room with them dressed in costumes They become the character they dressed up as. It was funny watching them all. The Cisco Kid dressed up as a police officer and he tried to arrest all the goulash goblins all night long. He wanted to keep everyone in order by not playing the games I had planed but to supervise each one of them. I had to step in and chill him out and make him play the games.

The theme of the party was based on the Minute to win it Challenges.

There were two favorite games the boys had. This was one of them. This was called, Face the Cookie. They had to start the cookie on their forehead and only using their facial muscles, move the cookie into their mouth.   

He was very motivated knowing he could eat the game. 

This was the other favorite game.  It is called the Candelier.  They had to stack cans five high starting with one can on the bottom working their way up to five.  Great balancing Cisco Kid!!!

This game is called Breakfast Scramble.  I took some cereal boxes and cut them up in 10 pieces and they had to put them together like a puzzle. 
Next was the Majic Carpet Ride.  They had to put their knees and hands on the rug and inch across the floor as fast as they could go just like and inch worm. 
After all the challenges it was time for them to get all sugared up.  The loaded their own caramel covered apples with all kinds of toppings. 

I think the moms had just as much fun. 
 These tasty morsels were so good dipping them in the chocolate fountain. 
 Even though the chocolate was red it was vanilla flavored. 


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