It’s Halloween week!! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous around these parts.: ) Here’s to hoping it will last at least a few more days for Trick-or-Treating!
So yesterday was our annual Hamilton Halloween Party! Have I ever mentioned that Steffany is a master party planner? She rocks at all things party! (Check out Breken’s LEGO party HERE.)
Let’s start by showing our costumes! We’ll be elaborating a bit more on a couple costumes tomorrow.
Steff and her family:
Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster, and Frankenstein’s bride.
Awesome, right?! Love it!
Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby Doo. Then we have a Minion, a Cheerleader, and a Mermaid.
(If you remember, Belle is quite obsessed with Scooby. See HERE.)
All the kids:
Left to right and Front to back
Lila – mermaid, Gwen-mermaid, Belle – Scooby, Serepta – another mermaid, Breken -Frankenstein’s monster, Jack – a dead guy (NOT a zombie-he was very clear about that :), Ivie – cheerleader, Sirius – Pirate, Anni – Minion. That’s a pile of cute kids if you ask us! We did not plan the 3 mermaids either-it’s just the year of the mermaid I guess!
Can’t be a good party without good food!
These darling bread bowls are from Harmons.
Can’t go wrong with yummy Chili.
With some toppings of course.
We also had Mummy dogs. Just use store bought crescent roll dough, cut into strips, wrap around a hot dog and bake according to the dough package directions. Yummy Mummy!
Veggies and dip all in cute pumpkin dishes thanks to our amazing sister-in-law Janelle.
Marshmallow popcorn with candy corn. Very festive! I followed THIS recipe.
Skeleton bone treats! See HERE for the how to.
Super cute-my girls had lots of fun helping with these.
Candy corn cupcakes.
Caramel and apples, one of my favorite treats!
Witches brew (root beer poured over dry ice.)
Now for some Party games!
(My photography skills seem to be lacking here – the lighting was not ideal in the basement so a lot of these pictures are a bit blurry. Lame. I’m totally sharing anyway, do forgive me for 🙂
We split the kids into two groups and they had to race to pop the balloons and collect the candy inside. This is a fun one!
Skeleton Scavenger hunt:
We used Dollar store skeletons that unsnap and snap back together easily. Hide the pieces and the kids simply find them all and put the skeleton back together.
Good one to get the grown ups involved! It’s just a race to see which adult/kid team gets mummified first!
And last, but possibly the kids favorite – good old Freeze dance to Halloween music of course!
We had this creeper sitting in the corner all night.
Halloween decorations are the best!
After the kids games are done, we send them into the other room for a movie so the grown ups can chat and clean up….. and come up with our own kind of games. Gotta share some shots of our husbands acting like teenage stuntmen.
Alex- the oldest Hamilton brother.
Jay- my Hamilton, and the second oldest.
Lee – Steff’s hubster, third brother.
Chet – the youngest of the four boys.
It was a huge success! Good food and great company!
Can’t wait to show you how some of our costumes came together!