Monday, November 1, 2010
My mom decided not to hold her annual Halloween party. She usually does a huge production with wild games, lots of prizes and candy, and tons of great food. She also does a cake walk, where each family goes home with a full-sized cake for each person.
To keep my children from feeling let-down this year and because trick or treat day was the 30th, I decided to do a wimpy family party on Halloween. We had a blast. I didn't do a lot of preparation, but Mike and I threw together some simple, silly games.
What is a Halloween party without everyone eating a donut without using their hands?
Katie was the winner, but Joe had the most messy fun!
A piggy-back race. Kate and Joe were the winning team.
The wheel barrow race.
The three-legged race. One group was a four-legged group.
Mike thought that regular bobbing for apples wasn't interesting. We bobbed for apples, grape tomatoes or green olives.
Everyone laughed and had a great time. After a dinner of chili dogs, chips, and salsa, we all watched "The Corpse Bride." We will definitely do another party like this one. I wasn't running around trying to get supplies ready and everyone had fun. Sometimes simple things are the best!