Halloween…such a fun time to celebrate some added fun with the kiddos.
In typical “procrastinator” style, I’m getting my stuff ready tonight for tomorrow. One of these days, I will send blogs out a few days ahead of a holiday but…for now…you can just get some ideas for next year. Haha.
Tonight’s blog is about “game planning” for halloween…so here’s the plan:
Set up some fun additions to the house:
I set the table tonight for breakfast tomorrow. I love this cute tablecloth and plates that I picked up two years ago on clearance after Halloween. These fun “glasses” are actually salt shakers from the local dollar tree. I removed the tops and have used these often for birthday parties and holiday entertaining.
I would definitely recommend shopping for holiday décor immediately following a holiday. Marshalls, Homegoods, and Target are some of my favorite “go to” stores for their holiday clearance departments.
Breakfast: Jack-o-lantern pancakes and orange juice.
So simple but super loved by all the kiddos. Making these simple pancakes by just making circular pancakes and adding these fun googly eyes and a smile of chocolate morsels.
Last year, we read a great story about St. Felix, who was hidden from his enemies by a spider that quickly spun a web at the opening of the cave where he was hiding. With this new found knowledge, spiders have now become a big part of our decorating for Halloween. Since DDD likes spiders, he will be doing most of the decorating with these tomorrow around the porch. I simply got him started along the banister.
This booklet will be a great addition to our school work. You can click on the link to get the full booklet about the Christianity behind Halloween.
Lunch: little jack-o-lantern diced peach cups, and mummy hot dogs.
Using these ingredients pictured to make some cute mummys with the use of crescent rolls and hot dogs.
After Miss Missy goes down for a nap, the big kids and I will be working on a Halloween density experiment using just a jar, vegetable oil, alka seltzer water, and food coloring.
We will be making these spooky lava lamps….
And for a Halloween dinner, I have learned over the last few years that it is shear madness around the dinner hour. I am going to throw a pork roast in the crockpot and heat up some broccoli and mashed potatoes that I will make earlier in the day. I can recall several years when my children were too excited for halloween and didn’t eat at all.
As we are having a neighborhood party, these ingredients will help to create these adorable witch hat cookies to bring for all the kiddos.
Our family will be SUPERHEROES for Halloween…so stay tuned for photos!!