Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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#18 Halloween Parties - and ours is Thursday night! For the past few years, we've moved Carter's birthday celebration up to late October in order to have a Halloween themed party. It's such an easy night to prepare - pumpkin decorating, mummy wraps, and a new addition this year.....put your hand in the bowl and guess the body part.

Yep, we're taking a step towards the dark side and incorporating some really gross details. We figure that if they don't go over well, who cares? We're moving out of the neighborhood, anyway!

The menu:

String Cheese Digits (pictured above)
Deviled Eggs
Spooky Spiders
Brain Mush Dip
Guacamoldy and Chips

Blake will have a booth in the basement....dimly lit by a strand of orange lights and maybe a few candles.....each willing child will walk down by himself to guess the body parts. Eyeballs? Nope, cherry tomatoes. Brains? Nope, cooked spaghetti. And, one more bowl of unknown items, which I will have to consider more before posting. I'll see how the kids react first!

10 comments:

jann lenzer said...

hey casey!!! it's jann, from michaels, remember me? it must seem like a lifetime ago that we were there!!!! i just wanted to tell you that i love to read your blog. your family is precious!!!! but i have to ask....how do you do it? you have 3 kids, obviously stay very busy, and still have time to blog!!! i have only 2 kiddos (and not quite as close together as jack and laney) and can still not manage a shower everyday. what are your secrets??? also, give me some blog advice....yours is great. well i hope you all are doing well.

take care
jann lenzer
jannbaker29@hotmail.com

Coco said...

Can we come? I can't wait to hear all about it.

Monica said...

How do you make the dips?

Carrie said...

You should have "skin sandwiches with blood and guts" with thin sliced turkey with cranberry sauce on rolls! Those are so good...just with the regular name though...

starnes family said...

OK - Jann....I'm going to write you asap. Courtney....yes, please come on over! And, Monica....see tips on the dips below.

Guacamoldy - regular guac, add food coloring to darken, accent with plastic spiders and worms

Brain Mush - it's your recipe! I'm going to leave the cheese off the top and then add spiders and worms here, too.

starnes family said...

Love it, Carrie!!!!! I've heard of using dried cranberries on a plate by themselves and calling them "scabs." Yuck!

Carrie said...

How about chicken nuggets with ear wax dip? Ear wax could be honey mustard! man, I'm getting creative now...sad that I should be working though!

Monica said...

Carrie....YOU CRACK ME UP! Lindsay is having a Halloween Birthday for Ash's friends tomorrow night. I am going to suggest the Brain Mush and Guacamoldy dip to Lindsay!

merrilee said...

Casey, you are such an awesome mom!! Carter and his friends are going to have a blast!!!! Gross and scary things are perfect for 7 year old boys!!!! Carrie-you are HILARIOUS!

Carrie said...

I kinda want a skin sandwich...sounds good now...hmmm...maybe I can make those for dinner!