October 29, 2005

It's Party Time!

Last night (10/28/05) we hosted a Halloween party for Bubby (that's him in the picture to the left). He invited friends from his class and the neighborhood. Thirteen (pretty cool number, huh?) kids showed up and a good time was had by all.

We started things off with a little game of "pass the spider" and then moved on to Halloween charades. Then, they munched on pizza, chips, popcorn and cookies. They were really intrigued by the "witches brew" they drank. I bought a black cauldron, put orange pop in it and floated an ice hand in it to keep it cold. (Just fill a plastic glove with water, freeze, peel of the glove and you have a perfectly frozen hand). While they ate they watched "Scary Godmother" on DVD.

By this time they were all ready for a little dancing...to Halloween music of course. It was so cute watching 8 and 9 year olds dance. They were getting' jiggy with it, that's for sure.

The grand finale was a trip to the "doctor's lab." Hubby was dressed as a doctor with blood spattered scrubs on. I explained that he'd recently been operating on a zombie and had a few parts left over he'd like to share with them. The room was dark, lit only by candle light. We passed bags around with various "body parts" in them. They were instructed to stick their hand in the bags but not to peek. They got to feel the zombie's tongue (beef jerky), teeth (unpopped popcorn), intestines (cooked spaghetti), fingers (hot dog wieners cut in half), eye balls (peeled grapes), and the brain (boiled head of cauliflower). Needless to say that was a huge hit!

By this time it was time for the little gouls to head home. The two hours went by pretty fast, but I was ready for it to end...even if the boys weren't. This "farm girl," the "doctor," and my two little "ghosts" were pooped.

There are more pictures from the party at flicker.com. (click on the pictures to make them larger)

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you sound like you throw some killer kid parties. I like the body parts game. I will have to keep that in mind when Astrid gets older.


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