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    Michelle Young
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    Hi all,

    Okay, thanks to the recent round of viruses--and finishing one of
    the book proposals (at last!!!!), I'm playing catch up again. I trust
    this isn't too late since we still have two months till Halloween.

    Take what you will of my ideas below. Some will be appropriate for
    2nd graders, and some won't be. This was just my idea a couple
    of years ago for a Halloween party when someone asked me. It's
    cost effective and fun. Hope you enjoy it:

    "These are all easy, and except for two of the recipes, they shouldn't
    take more than 10 minutes of actual work to do for each. One of the
    other two should take about 30 minutes to do, and the other one...
    less than an hour.

    "Get some grey paper (maybe you can find some grey typing paper,
    for instance, but certainly construction paper would do), and do the
    outside like a tombstone, and inside, do a menu, focusing on the
    following (and don't forget to add Eyeballs--or call this Eye of Newt--
    to the list!)...

    [Someone else suggested this next paragraph, and I just ran with
    the idea...]
    "Get some surgical gloves and fill them with grape jello for ghoulish
    hands, and set them in the fridge, holding the punch bowl. You
    could use a mixture of lime and lemon jello instead (so the green is
    lighter) to give the effect of ectoplasm...

    "Now of course your punch has to be Ghoul Blood, right? How about
    cranberry juice cocktail and ginger ale mixed (it's good, honest)? Set
    the bowl into some dry ice for the really eerie effect surrounding the
    punch. Of course, if you *really* want to get creative, get some more
    of those surgical gloves, and fill ONLY the fingers with a light-colored
    jello, like peach...and when they're set, leave the jello inside the
    fingers, but paint blood red nails on the fingers. When dry, cut the
    fingers off, and put them in the punch bowl. Voila! Ghoul Blood with
    Fingers!

    "Ummm...if you want to opt for some sit-down food...how about some
    nice hot Bloody Brains (spaghetti with meat sauce)? If you're more
    into chili, serve chili *with* kidney beans, and you have Medusa's
    Magic.

    "Snack food...make Quicksand Dip to go with those chips (fried
    scabs)...just a simple Sour Cream and Lipton's Onion Soup mix...or,
    if you'd prefer, do a spinach dip with celery sticks and the thin
    straight pretzels, and you have the Swamp Special with Twigs and
    Branches. And of course, you can always crumble oreos and mix
    it with gummy bears and worms for Earth Creatures in Dirt. If you
    want, you can offer popcorn...you know, festering pimples.

    "Don't forget about making eyeballs, always a great hit. Take lemon
    jello, and put it in a pan to set...just like you make jello, and then,
    while the jello is setting, put blueberries in every inch or so. Scoop
    out the jello with one blueberry with a melon baller, and put your
    plateful of eyeballs out on the table. If a little of the blueberry juice
    gets into the jello, btw, it will look like bloodshot eyes.

    "Make a Cemetery Plot Cake (chocolate) and frost it with milk
    chocolate frosting, like a tombstone, with R.I.P. on it in dark chocolate.

    Put gummy worms on the cake, some partially covered with the frosting.
    The frosting, btw, is easy. I never measure this...about 1/3 to
    1/2 pound confectioner's sugar mixed with 1 envelope of milk
    chocolate flavor hot chocolate mix, about 3-4 tablespoons butter
    (you'll know when you do this) and about 2 tablespoons of milk.
    Beat the ingredients together, and you'll have one of the best milk
    chocolate frosting recipes you've ever had...and I'm proud to say it's
    my own frosting recipe that I adapted a *long* time ago when I was in
    a hurry...and I've been doing this ever since whenever I've wanted to
    use a milk chocolate frosting.

    "Oh gee, I nearly forgot! You can often find chocolate-flavored Italian
    cookies called Pizzelles at the store in the gourmet section or in the
    bakery...kind of look around... These are wonderful...absolutely
    addicting, btw...and they're perfect if you're interested in adding
    to your list of foods being served--Spider Webs."

    There's my ghoulish offering to this subject area. Hope it helps
    whomever was asking! I don't even remember now! lol

    Warmly,
    Michelle Young
    Budget101_ moderator and Ethnic Inexpensively columnist


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    October 22, 1997 It's almost Halloween, and your little monsters are
    champing at the bit.
    They want to have a party, but you're too busy to do much planning or
    baking. Take a cue from Sally Mills, a member of the Cedarburg City
    Council who is leaving the planning to her 13-year-old daughter, Leslie.

    Halloween is the perfect holiday to let kids' imaginations run wild, and
    to let them practice in the kitchen. With supervision from adults,
    planning a Halloween party can be a great experience for kids.

    Leslie Mills is inviting 13 friends to her party. She and her friends
    will entertain another 12 kids: Leslie's 8-year-old twin siblings, Kelly
    and Kyle, and 10 of their friends.

    Is her mother crazy?

    Of course not. She set parameters for the party and made her
    expectations clear. She told Leslie that she needed to find another
    adult chaperone -- perhaps the mother of one of her friends. She also
    went over Leslie's written game plan to make sure there were enough
    activities for the younger kids. Leslie, who began planning the party in
    September but didn't get final approval from Mom until last week, came
    up with some great ideas to feed and entertain her guests. "Since we'll
    have little kids here, we'll get small, tart apples at the orchard to
    make caramel apples," Leslie said. She'll also buy apple cider at the
    orchard.

    Leslie may borrow a simple idea from a cable TV show for a
    pumpkin-shaped cake. (More about that later.)
    Here's the best part: Leslie decided the rest of the party food should
    be potluck. Her friends will each bring a favorite treat to pass. "I
    told them 'nothing gloppy' because 8- or 9-year-olds will be eating it,"
    she said. "If
    they can't think of anything else, they can bring Halloween Oreos."

    Leslie figures the unfinished basement in her house is perfect for the
    party. She'll do a black and orange theme with crepe paper.

    Each of her friends will oversee an activity booth with themed costumes.
    Two "ghosts" will be in charge of the ghost bean bag toss; two "dead
    people" with nooses will assist the little kids with a lively ring toss;
    two "fisherwomen" will oversee the fishing-for-candy game; two "gypsies"
    will be fortune-tellers who will predict a sweet treat for each child,
    Leslie revealed); and "creepy hands of scary monsters" will pop out of a
    well to dispense candy.

    At first, the witches were going to serve punch, Leslie said. But then
    she decided they should be stationed at the booth with the cooked
    spaghetti and peeled grapes. You know the game: the grapes are a dead
    man's eyes, the spaghetti is his brain . . . "I like doing things with
    little kids," Leslie said, adding, "kids usually say I'm the best baby
    sitter they've ever had."

    Leslie figures her little brother and sister and their friends can be
    part of the party for two hours, then her friends can stay another three
    hours to have their own fun. Donna Roloff, co-superintendent of Sunday
    school at Bethany-Calvary United Methodist Church, 7265 W. Center St.,
    plans an annual Halloween party for children who attend Sunday school,
    plus their friends.

    She's making spiders with the help of children who attend the church's
    before- and after-school care program. They also are invited to the
    party. The spider's legs are thick, black pipe cleaners bent into shape
    and glued into a clump under the body. The spider's body is a square of
    nylon black netting, glued to the top
    of the legs, then filled with candy corn and tied shut with orange and
    green ribbon once the glue is dry. For the spider's eyes, green
    Lifesavers with orange M&Ms in the center are affixed to the body with
    frosting as the glue. To attach the eyes to the spider, two round label
    stickers are stuck together with the netting layer between. Glue the
    lifesaver to the exterior round sticker. Each spider leg is inserted
    into a tiny gum drop foot as a finishing touch.

    Roloff also will make cat "suckers" with peppermint patty heads,
    chocolate-chip ears and noses, orange Tic Tac eyes, orange Twizzlers
    Pull-a-Peels whiskers, and orange straws as sticks to hold onto. (The
    ears, noses, eyes and whiskers are attached with frosting.) Yellow and
    green ribbons are tied under the cat faces.

    Another fun treat on Roloff's party list is candy corn cups. Her helpers
    will paint Styrofoam cups -- the bottom orange, the middle yellow, and
    the top left white. She'll fill the cups with candy corn and insert a
    cookie tombstone. For each tombstone, half of a rounded-edge sandwich
    cookie (such as a Snackwell
    or Vienna Finger) is frosted and decorated with a short epitaph, such as
    "R.I.P." The cups also will contain "bugs" that stick out of the top of
    the cup. The bugs are made from a miniature gumdrop pierced with a
    toothpick. Mini-M&M eyes are attached with frosting.

    If you have an artistic flair and some time to spare, an edible haunted
    house makes a showstopping decoration.

    Hershey's Haunted House, a manageable structure at just 9 inches square,
    is built on heavy cardboard with double-thick graham cracker walls. The
    house is three graham cracker squares wide and three squares tall. The
    center support inside (holding up the ceiling) consists of three graham
    crackers sandwiched together so the middle one juts above the other two
    by exactly one graham cracker square. The walls and roof are "glued"
    together with icing.

    Once the structure dries several hours, it's decorated with candy and
    more icing. The bricks, porch floor and front steps are made of
    Hershey's milk chocolate bar separated into small rectangular segments.
    For contrast, the windows, front door and porch roof are covered with
    Cookies 'n' Creme white chocolate candy bar pieces, framed by Twizzlers.
    The windows are topped with Reese's miniature peanut butter cup halves.
    Stacked Rolo candies make pillars to support the porch roof. The fence
    is built with Kit Kat wafer bars for posts and Twizzlers Pull-a-Peels,
    which also are twisted into shape to make the spooky trees.

    It may be too late for this year's party, but you can order a free copy
    of Hershey's Gobblin' Up The Fun booklet with complete directions for
    the house and more ideas for treats, decorations, costumes and games.
    Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (with two 32-cent stamps) to:
    Hershey's Halloween Booklet Offer, 704 Metro Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042.

    Back to the pumpkin cake idea that Leslie Mills is considering from
    Cristina Ferrare of The Family Channel's "Home & Family" show. Here's
    how to make it: Prepare two packages of Bundt cake mixes, vanilla or
    lemon, as directed on the box. Bake the cakes in fluted tube pans
    according to the directions, allow to cool
    completely and set aside. In large bowl, whip up 4 tubs of prepared
    vanilla frosting until light and fluffy, using an electric mixer. Dye
    the frosting deep orange with food coloring.

    Place one cake, round part down, on a serving platter. Invert the second
    cake and place it on top, lining up the ridges, to resemble a pumpkin
    shape. Spread the orange frosting all over top and design the eyes, nose
    and mouth with gum drops, M&Ms and assorted other candies. Shape a stem
    at the top out of green frosting.

    Now that the kids are taken care of, what about the adults who either
    have a party of their own to attend, or just want to enjoy the occasion
    with their children? If you're short on ideas, Kraft Foods offers a
    Halloween Party Hot Line, (888) 572-3875, with suggestions for 18 adult
    costumes developed by Bob Ringwood, a
    Hollywood costume designer.

    The costumes are inexpensive to make. For example, you could be a bunch
    of grapes by wearing a green sweatshirt and green tights with purple
    balloons attached to your body with double-stick tape. Or, become a
    traffic light by wearing a black outfit with green, yellow and red
    construction paper circles attached to your front and back.

    The Kraft hot line also offers ghoulish food ideas from Kraft Creative
    Kitchens.
    CC,

    Yeah, This is my life now!

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    barbara_hrpr
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    I know that this is a ways off. But I signed up for all the parties

    during the school year as a helper in both boys classes. But for the

    colton's class I signed up to get the Halloween party together. This

    is getting a craft, assigning duties to other moms (calling around to

    see who will bring what for gift bags, and who can be there to help

    out) and also an easy craft for 25 kiddos. Any help from now until

    then is appreciated. Barb








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    Nancy Jacobs
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    I love Oriental Trading for kids crafts. They are easy and always turn out nice. Nancy J.

    barbara_hrpr <barbara_hrpr@yahoo.com> wrote: I know that this is a ways off. But I signed up for all the parties
    during the school year as a helper in both boys classes. But for the
    colton's class I signed up to get the Halloween party together. This
    is getting a craft, assigning duties to other moms (calling around to
    see who will bring what for gift bags, and who can be there to help
    out)
    and also an easy craft for 25 kiddos. Any help from now until
    then is appreciated. Barb




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    herberkids3
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    The craft would depend on the ages. Here's a few "oldies but goodies",

    though...





    You could do a decorate a cupcake/cookie station- have a few moms bring

    in the cookies or cupcakes, some others bring in frosting that's

    colored already, another can bring in some sprinkles, etc. That way, it

    keeps the kids busy, while also giving them a snack.



    Go to a food supply store, and get those plastic food service gloves

    (not latex!!). Have the kids fill them with candy corn for nails,

    popcorn for the hands, then add some thin red licorice for veins. You

    can also get the spider rings that have the split on the bottom, and

    have the kids add a ring to the finger of the ghoulie hand.



    Use white, purple, or black tissue paper and let the kids wrap their

    own suckers to make ghosts. Add shimmery silver ribbon around the neck.

    A bit nicer looking than the old stand by of kleenex and yarn.



    You could look at cheap projects that Oriental Trading Company has in

    the "foam" section. You can usually get kits that make like 6 pumpkin

    magnents for $1.99. Get a few moms to maybe pitch in $1 each, and order

    some of those. They're a bit more friendly than things that might be

    scary, or that some parents might not approve of, though (ghosts,

    vampires, skeletons, etc).



    One year at our old school's halloween party, they bought cheap 5x7

    picture mattes in autumn colors (tans, browns, creams, oranges), and a

    bunch of the brightly colored fake leaves. You glued them onto the

    frame however you wanted, then added magnent strips to the back. Then,

    we had frames to stick on the fridge. But, the mattes at a regular

    store can be expensive (like $1-2 each).



    You could have the kids make jack-o-lanterns out of orange paper

    plates, and precut black shapes for the mouth, add a green stem, and

    maybe use yellow glitter glue to draw eyes on the black shapes.



    You could also take purple or black paper plates, cut them in half, and

    use a paper punch to put holes around the outer edge (matching up both

    halfs), then have them "sew" it together with ribbon, and add paper or

    foam shapes to make a spider face. Glue paper legs to the back- they

    can stuff some of their treats into these.



    Bookmarks- get those fat popsicle sticks (not the typical skinny ones),

    and let them glue halloween foam shapes to the top- pumpkins, cats,

    ghosts, etc), then use markers to decorate the stick part.



    Hope that helps out some!



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "barbara_hrpr" <barbara_hrpr@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I know that this is a ways off. But I signed up for all the parties

    > during the school year as a helper in both boys classes. But for the

    > colton's class I signed up to get the Halloween party together. This

    > is getting a craft, assigning duties to other moms (calling around to

    > see who will bring what for gift bags, and who can be there to help

    > out) and also an easy craft for 25 kiddos. Any help from now until

    > then is appreciated. Barb

    >










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    braswell
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    Hi
    For my kids parties, we decorated the mini pumpkins for the smaller kids and make caramel apples for the older kids. Both are crafty and fun for the kids. Both were a big hit. The caramel apples are really a science project since you show them how the caramel turns soft when heated and hardens up when cooled, etc. With the pumpkins, you can give a blurb about recycling, etc. I always save odd items, bits and pieces and used them (buttons, pipe cleaners, yarn, ribbons etc) Our elementary school frowns on "just a kids party" and wants it to be educational so I had to get crafty with ideas.
    hth,
    Julie



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    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "herberkids3" <herberkids3@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > The craft would depend on the ages. Here's a few "oldies but

    goodies",

    > though...

    >

    >

    > You could do a decorate a cupcake/cookie station- have a few moms

    bring

    > in the cookies or cupcakes, some others bring in frosting that's

    > colored already, another can bring in some sprinkles, etc. That

    way, it

    > keeps the kids busy, while also giving them a snack.

    >

    > Go to a food supply store, and get those plastic food service

    gloves

    > (not latex!!). Have the kids fill them with candy corn for nails,

    > popcorn for the hands, then add some thin red licorice for veins.

    You

    > can also get the spider rings that have the split on the bottom,

    and

    > have the kids add a ring to the finger of the ghoulie hand.

    >

    > Use white, purple, or black tissue paper and let the kids wrap

    their

    > own suckers to make ghosts. Add shimmery silver ribbon around the

    neck.

    > A bit nicer looking than the old stand by of kleenex and yarn.

    >

    > You could look at cheap projects that Oriental Trading Company has

    in

    > the "foam" section. You can usually get kits that make like 6

    pumpkin

    > magnents for $1.99. Get a few moms to maybe pitch in $1 each, and

    order

    > some of those. They're a bit more friendly than things that might

    be

    > scary, or that some parents might not approve of, though (ghosts,

    > vampires, skeletons, etc).

    >

    > One year at our old school's halloween party, they bought cheap 5x7

    > picture mattes in autumn colors (tans, browns, creams, oranges),

    and a

    > bunch of the brightly colored fake leaves. You glued them onto the

    > frame however you wanted, then added magnent strips to the back.

    Then,

    > we had frames to stick on the fridge. But, the mattes at a regular

    > store can be expensive (like $1-2 each).

    >

    > You could have the kids make jack-o-lanterns out of orange paper

    > plates, and precut black shapes for the mouth, add a green stem,

    and

    > maybe use yellow glitter glue to draw eyes on the black shapes.

    >

    > You could also take purple or black paper plates, cut them in half,

    and

    > use a paper punch to put holes around the outer edge (matching up

    both

    > halfs), then have them "sew" it together with ribbon, and add paper

    or

    > foam shapes to make a spider face. Glue paper legs to the back-

    they

    > can stuff some of their treats into these.

    >

    > Bookmarks- get those fat popsicle sticks (not the typical skinny

    ones),

    > and let them glue halloween foam shapes to the top- pumpkins, cats,

    > ghosts, etc), then use markers to decorate the stick part.

    >

    > Hope that helps out some!

    >

    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "barbara_hrpr" <barbara_hrpr@>

    > wrote:

    > >

    > > I know that this is a ways off. But I signed up for all the

    parties

    > > during the school year as a helper in both boys classes. But for

    the

    > > colton's class I signed up to get the Halloween party together.

    This

    > > is getting a craft, assigning duties to other moms (calling

    around to

    > > see who will bring what for gift bags, and who can be there to

    help

    > > out) and also an easy craft for 25 kiddos. Any help from now

    until

    > > then is appreciated. Barb

    > >

    >Cool Halloween Party Ideas





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    www.funkyfriedas.comHalloween is a favorite holiday for me. I've

    always loved autumn with it's chilly nights, clear skys, and

    crunching leaves underfoot. It's a great time for a really fun party,

    one where even us adults can let down our hair, dress up in costume

    and have as much fun as the kids. Here are a few ideas to help create

    the proper Halloween atmosphere in your home:

    The Psycho Bathroom



    I did this last year, and it was a huge hit! First, take down your

    regular shower curtain and replace it with a cheap, white, vinyl

    shower curtain liner. With a sharp knife, make lots of slashes in the

    liner. Mix up some fake blood from Kayro Syrup and lots of red food

    coloring, and sling it around the tub, up the shower walls, and on

    the curtain. Smear some of the fake blood on a large, plastic butcher

    knife (can be found in any store carrying Halloween costumes and

    props) and lay it in the bottom of the tub. For added coolness, hang

    a "Bates Motel" towel on the towel bar. I've seen these manufactured

    professionally, but couldn't find them last Halloween. Instead I

    bought a cheap, white towel, black fabric paint, and painted the

    words on myself. You should have heard people shrieking when they

    went into the bathroom!



    Wormy Punch



    I made a neon green punch for the punchbowl. I used Midori melon

    liquor, pineapple juice, and 7-Up for mine, but this can also be done

    in a non-alchoholic version using Mountain Dew and pineapple juice. I

    poured some of the punch in a ring cake pan, and added gummy worms

    all around the ring. Once frozen this makes an ice ring that will

    keep the punch cold without watering it down, and the worms look very

    cool.



    Fog Machines



    Fog machines have become reasonably priced in the past couple years.

    I've seen them at K-Mart for $39.95 this year. This is way better

    than trying to locate and purchase dry ice, and less dangerous too.

    (Dry ice cannot be handled without gloves.) Just make sure your

    machine has a chiller so that the fog remains low to the ground.

    Otherwise you'll have smog instead of an eerie fog.



    No-Admittance Areas



    Want to block off some rooms or areas of the house from partygoers?

    Keep in the spirit of the night and use bright yellow, plastic police

    tape printed with the words "Do Not Cross" and "Keep Out". If you

    look around Halloween and novelty stores you can usually find this.














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    Kelly
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    Halloween Party Ideas

    For years children were able to celebrate Halloween in the

    traditional way of going for house to house saying "Trick or Treat".

    Knowing that there would always be a treat. However times have

    changed, in many areas it is no longer to practice this tradition.

    With the loss of one tradition, makes room for a new one. Well OK may

    be not new, but more common.........The Halloween Party.



    The party may be only a couple of hours long or a over night slumber

    party.



    First any party worth going to must have munches! Here are some ideas

    to get you started:



    Games



    Liver Toss - Just like the old game "Bean Bag Toss" only using liver.

    Decorate a large mixing bowl or bucket as a witch's cauldron. Then

    have kids toss the liver (thawed beef liver, well rinsed) into the

    bucket.



    How many words can you make from the word "HALLOWEEN"? This simple

    game can be played individually or in pairs. Give everyone paper and

    pencil. Allow a limited amount of time. Who ever has the most words

    wins. If you would like a pre-printed sheet: 2 per sheet or 1 per

    sheet (you will need to use your browser's "BACK" button to return)



    Lil Ghosts - This is a handy little craft project for younger kids,

    or make some ahead of time as favors.



    Each ghost will require one Tootise Pop (sucker), 1 white kleenex,

    and a small rubber band or twist tie.



    Drape kleenex over sucker, place rubber band or twist tie directly

    under the candy. This will make the head. Using a black marker draw

    on eyes.



    Halloween Bingo - Make your own bingo cards using halloween pictures.

    I have made a small version for younger kids. You may wish to print

    on card stock, however regular paper will work. You will need to

    print one copy of "Chips" these will be placed in a container to

    draw,

    Each card sheet has four cards, "print page" will give you all four,

    on two pages. Set 1 - Set 2 - Set 3 - Set 4



    Treats 'n Guts - Fill a large container with something disgusting

    like spaghetti, jello.... Place candies in zip lock sandwich bags and

    bury in spaghetti. Turn off lights and have the kids dig for their

    prizes.

    OR buy little plastic prizes and place directly in container.



    Pass Along Jack - Using small plastic Jack-o-lanterns, or a

    miniature pumpkin

    Line up in teams. The first person in each team is given a Jack-o-

    lantern to place

    under his chin. He must pass it to the next in line but neither may

    use his hands. The first team to get it all the way to the last

    person is the winner. If the Jack-o-lantern is dropped , just pick

    it up and continue from there.



    Little Piggies - Spread a pile of wrapped candy on a table or large

    tray. Give each child a container (small bag, bowl, paper cup).

    Giving the children only a set time (like 30 seconds) Each child is

    to get as much candy in their container as they can, WITH OUT using

    their hands. When time is up the one with the most pieces wins.

    However every one gets to keep what they got.



    Pin the Nose on Jack - Played just like "Pin the tail on the

    Donkey" . Before the party Draw a Jack-o-lantern (minus the nose)

    on a piece of poster board. Hang on wall. Cut one nose for each

    child. Just before the child plays have him/her write their name on

    their nose. Then place a piece of double stick tape on back.



    Mummy Wrap - Break into teams of three. Have two member s of each

    team on one side of the room and the other member across the room.

    Give each pair a roll of white bath tissue. When the game starts

    one member must wrap the other too look like a mummy. The person must

    be totally covered expect for eyes. Once the person is wrapped, the

    must walk like a mummy across the room to their team member. Then

    the other team member must carefully unwrap the mummy. Now the one

    who was the mummy must now wrap the other person using the same

    tissue. Again once wrapped, that person walks across the room. The

    the one waiting must repeat the process. The first time to have all

    three mummies walk wins.





    Decorations



    The Haunted Room - Great place for the kid to sleep if you are brave

    enough to be having a slumber party,



    Cover windows with blankets, garbage bags or foil to block light.



    Remove breakables!!!!!



    Cover furniture with cheap black fabric. This serves two purposes:

    one it looks cool and most important it protects the furniture!



    Floating Ghosts - Cover helium filled balloons with pieces of white

    cloth. Old sheets are great! Draw eyes with black marker. You can

    also do ghosts by simply using white balloons and drawing the face

    directly on them. Use little pumpkins for weights.



    Wax Paper Ghosts - Pull off a large piece of wax paper, bunch up

    into a ball. Tear off two to three more pieces, drape over first

    piece, tie with string, yarn, rubber band... under ball. This will

    make the head. Draw eyes with black marker. Hang from ceiling with

    fishing line.



    Spider Webs - Pull cotton batting apart and drape across furniture

    and hang in door ways. Attach little plastic spiders.



    Fog - Place dry ice in a container of warm water. Rectangle flower

    boxed are great, because of their shape and size. Simply set on floor

    next to the wall. Warning keep small children away from ice.









    Dead Body - Stuff old paints and shirt, place in lying position on a

    drip cloth or piece of plastic. Place a hat over the top of shirt,

    giving allusion of it being placed over a face. Fill bowls with

    assortment of fake guts. Open shirt and place bowl inside exposing

    contents, Rip open holes in other places of clothing and do same, For

    a extra touch garnish with ketchup.

    Suggested guts:



    Large sausages

    Peeled grapes

    Chicken bones

    A big long dog bone ( femur)

    cold raw wieners - break off ends

    Beef liver, kidneys, heart, tongue

    kidneys

    spaghetti

    jello



    Food and Munches



    Brain Soup - Make some "Matzo Ball Soup" or "Chicken and dumplings"

    and add green food



    Witch's Brew Punch - mix cranberry juice, frozen orange juice (with

    pulp), and ginger ale. Add green and blue food coloring until color

    becomes a disgusting gray color.

    OR Make some orange juice (with pulp) and add coloring.



    Ice for the punch - Fill rubber gloves with colored water or fruit

    juice. Tie shut and freeze. Gently remove glove and place hand in

    punch. Don't worry if finger breaks off, just toss in the punch too.

    (It will give it that "special touch".)

    OR You could always use the traditional dry ice. Great for special

    effects.



    Healthy Eyeballs - Take hard boiled eggs, remove shell and cut

    lengthwise. Scoop out yolk, and fill hole with whipped cream cheese.

    Use an olive with pimento for pupil. For the "bloodshot" look

    decorate with red food coloring and a toothpick.



    Brain Salad - Make green jello, add red food coloring until the

    desired color, add tiny fruit pieces. If you don't happen to have

    a "brain" mold in the cabinet, you can make one. Use a mixing bowl

    for the stand, shape heavy duty foil into desired shape. Place in

    bowl, will with jello.



    Witches Hats - You will need a Keebler¨ fudge striped cookie (or

    similar), a Hershey Kiss and orange decorator icing for each hat.

    Turn cookie upside down so that the chocolate side is up. Use the

    orange decorator icing to pipe around the hole in the center. Place

    an unwrapped Kiss on the icing circle. Finish by piping around the

    base of the kiss and drawing a little bow.

    ----------------------

    Cheap Pumpkin Halloween Costume



    Materials Needed:





    Orange pumpkin leaf bag

    Brown or green tights or stirrup pants

    Green turtle neck shirt

    Green felt to make plant leaves

    Green or brown ribbon to tie up bag

    Newspaper for stuffing

    Instructions:

    Cut two small holes on bottom of the pumpkin leaf bag (big enough to

    put your legs through).



    After putting on your turtleneck shirt and tights, step into the big

    pumpkin bag. Use the crumpled up newspaper to stuff around your

    tummy. I pulled the bag to my shoulders and taped it on the shoulders

    so that my arms were loose then loosely tied a bow (using the ribbon)

    to gather the top of bag. Cut three large green felt leaves and hot

    glue together to make hat. Cut two small holes in felt to run ribbon

    through. Tie under chin and have fun!














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