a very halloween birthday

I'm sure by now you are all sick of hearing about Halloween, but I had to share a few more photos of Oscar & Audrey's double birthday party.  My friend, Sonja, and I put so much work into it, but it was such a great time!  Both of the birthday kids were in Halloween heaven.

I wish I had taken more photos of the decorations!  Sonja's house looked awesome - she made several cute felt buntings, including the bats pictured above.  There were also decorated lanterns, lots of bat silhouettes, and a gigantic yarn spiderweb that covered an entire wall in her hallway.

I made a simple cake (vanilla with blackberry filling and chocolate frosting), and decorated the top with cardstock cutouts (made with my Silhouette) to look like a haunted house, or "house of spooks" as Oscar called it.  Sonja made yummy nutella mini cupcakes, decorated with the cupcake toppers.  Sonja's husband, Jake, cooked up a delicious dinner of pulled pork burritos with all the fixings, and we also had clementines dressed up as jack-o-lanterns, spooky mummy sugar cookies on a stick, cookie bones, and brownies with cute jack-o-lantern wrappers (there was no shortage of treats).

Since the kids were mostly 3-years an under, we kept the activities simple.  After handing out the treat bags Sonja and I made, we sent them on a mini trick-or-treat to the doors inside her house.  The kids received stickers, spider rings, a piece of candy, and a pumpkin-wrapped brownie.  Afterward, we sent them outside to break open a pinata to fill their bags with a few more treats.

We ended the evening with cake, of course.  After Audrey beat Oscar to the punch of blowing out the candles, we re-lit them at least five more times.  I hope they got all their wishes in.


You can find many of the ideas and tutorials from projects mentioned above linked on my Halloween Party Pinterest Board.

11 comments:

dana said...

cute party! I can't believe you made so many of those trick-or-treat bags. You were a busy lady!

Kat said...

So darling, Jill! I think the cake and the mummy pops are my favorite things--love it--thanks for sharing!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

Love the clementines and indoor trick or treating idea, too funny!

Rhiannon said...

very cute... i'll tell you a secret, I want to plan to have a baby around halloween so i can throw a halloween/bday party every year!

Jenny said...

What a cute idea to trick or treat at the doors in the house!!

likeschocolate said...

Super adorable! I want to be at that party.

EditorK said...

The party looks adorable! I'm sure the kids (and the adults) had a great time :)

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Sherri said...

This looks like an absolute rockin party!
Love all the details!

Paisley Palooza said...

Great party! I featured it on my blog today. Check it out:
http://paisleypalooza.blogspot.com/2012/10/party-inspiration-halloween-birthday.html