In previous years, my daughter was always the one insisting on inviting some friends over to hang out and eat cupcakes (surprise, surprise), the night before Halloween. This year, my son who is now 4, decided he also had rights over the "Pre-Halloween Hangout" and asked me to invite some of his friends. We fully embraced the idea and had lots of kids over!
The party happened the night before Halloween. All the kids (and some parents) had costumes on, plus there was a basket full of costume props, just in case anybody was shy to dress up before coming!!
We prepared a sweets table with poison apples, mini cupcakes, marshmallow monsters, chocolate covered pretzels, meringue cookies, and monster macaroons. Everybody was allowed to dig into it only after their bellies was full of sloppy joes! ahahah We also served "Frankie-uamole", cheese and crackers, candy popcorn, and witches brew (fruit juice).
The kids had a blast on the dance floor, and also played games of pin the nose on the skeleton, fear factor, and stump the balloon. The fear factor game was a success, and even though there were kids who weren't so sure about sticking their hands in a paper bag to touch witch brain, all of them got to the prize bucket at the end. Some of them even went twice! They also really enjoyed trying to pop each other balloons, while trying to protect their own!
Here's a list of the bags contents in the fear factor game:
Witch Brain = cooked spaghetti
Witch Fingers = sliced carrots
Monster Teeth = corn kernels
Eyeballs = peeled grapes
Witch Tongue = long sliced bananas
Monster Ears = dried appricots
Monster Hair = yarn
At the end of the night, everybody got a little Halloween bag to be filled up with all their prizes and goodies they wanted to take home.
The next day, everybody around here was pretty tired but happy, and trick or treating around the neighborhood went smoothly!!
I hope you also had a great Halloween night!!
Tchau for now!