7th Annual 'Magical' Boo Bash

Last weekend, we hosted our 7th Annual Boo Bash. Approximately 30 kids (mostly under 7) and their parents joined us for an afternoon of fun. This year, it was a Magical Boo Bash! In addtition to the games, [inflatable] haunted house and tractor rides, we had a magic performance. Below are some photos, as well as Halloween party ideas to share.

For this outdoor children's party, decor was playful and practical. I topped the tables with Halloween fabric from Joanns and added yellow plastic chairs from the dollar store. To complement the look, I made a backdrop for the games out of Halloween fabric, too.
Games included Pumpkin Bowling, Spider Toss, Goblin Toss, Bic-Bac-Boo (like Tic-Tac-Toe) and Pumpkin Seed Spitting (into the witch's caldron at the campfire pit). We also have an inflatable haunted house purchased many years ago, as well as my husband's tractor for "hayrides".
Snacks included Witches' Hats and Crashing Witches cupcakes (see previous blog entry), as well as chocolate brownies, barrels of pretzels and cheese balls, M&M Halloween mix, candy corn, bottled water and apple juice.
Magic was the highlight of this year's party. A magician entertained the kids for about 45 minutes, keeping the performance interactive and absolutely fun. I love seeing (and hearing) children genuinely laugh!
The Boo Bash ended with tractor rides around the house. For many of the kids, it's the best part of the party!


Boo Bash: Treat Peek

My 7th Annual Boo Bash is coming up this weekend. Family and friends, and their children, will join us for a Magical afternoon of Halloween fun. Since the party will be held in the afternoon, I'll serve snacks - and I can't wait to decorate the food buffet. But first, the food. I came across two adorable treats that are perfect for my 3-7 year old guests.

Crashing Witch Cupcakes from The Celebration Shoppe (click here for recipe)

Witches Hat from the Sweet Dreams blog by Amy Atlas Events (click here for recipe)

This recipe is made with chocolate ice cream cones filled with pistacio pudding and sealed with chocolate cake, and placed on a chocolate cookie/wafer, which is the brim, and decorated with sprinkles. I don't think the photo captures the creative (and yummy!) approach to this treat!
I'll share photos of my creations ... and more ... next week after the party!


SNEAK PEEK: 7th Annual Boo Bash Invitation

Every year, my family hosts a Boo Bash for family and friends. The children's Halloween party includes games, snacks, and this year, magical entertainment. My husband, also, brings out the tractor and fills the cart with hay for hayrides, which the kids love (and some parents, too). It's a fun afternoon outdoors and we look forward to it every year.
Above is the invitation - a chartruese flat card from Paper Source (www.paper-source.com) turned into a postcard. The front design was created with a witch's hat rubber stamp that I embossed for impact and I embellished it with orange glitter and a black gemstone. The remaining text was printed on my inkjet. Super easy and very affordable!
The party is on Sunday, october 25th so I'll post photos and share my design ideas on the 26th. Please check back!


Fall Decor That's So Clever

A chip bowl made from a big pumpkin (from bhg.com)

Napkin rings made from gourds (from thepartydress.net)
I love these ideas! Perfect for a stylish food buffet or place setting.