Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!



We've had a week of arts and crafts in preparation for the Moo's halloween party yesterday.  We all had a great time - hard to believe how much noise seven 5 year olds can make!  Here's what we had prepared:

Painted pumpkins:


These are all over pinterest but I particularly loved the ones over at Whatever.


Bunting:



Treaure bags:


All with indidivual handmade tags by the Moo.  So sweet!


Mini pinatas:


These were great for storing (yet more!) sweets and could either by opened by pulling the tag or smashing with a stick for the more adventurous.  I found a tutorual over at Not Martha.  I used about four layers to get the right thickness for the goodies (and satisfactory smash factor) - to make sure they're not too thin I did a different colour for the first layer so you get at least two good layers.  I also used irredescent tissue paper and the dye didn't run out.  And my final tip is, don't use very old balloons - they shrink before the pinata is dry and you end up with a very large raisin which is not the effect I was going for at all and I ended up having to start again!


And finally the traditionally carved pumpkin:



We had lots of games - regular party as well as apple bobbing (the kids were great at this - I remember being rubbish at this as a child!), face painting by some a couple of very talented friends, and a halloween disco (the Moo's favourite).   

Happy halloween to you and I leave you with this piece of halloween artwork:



Have a great day.:)

7 comments:

  1. Whewww you girls are working hard! I loved the green eyes on the drawing... come in my house... cracked me up. Moo is right into the spirit of halloween!

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  2. Aww so much awesomeness in one post! The painted pumpkins are so cute and the pinatas too! I hope you and the kids all had a great time :) xx

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  3. wow.. this could be the funnest halloween party evah!!

    Loving all the fab craft ideas! precious pumpkins, buntings and awesome drawings!!

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  4. Thank you all, it really was fun. Hope you all had good halloweens.

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  5. Aww.. Super cute!



    I hope you come follow my blog today with your creative self:))

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  6. What a fun week! Special, special memories for both of you!! Love the artwork, it's precious!!

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