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- August 27, 2003 at 11:54 am #253100
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “herberkids3”
> The craft would depend on the ages. Here’s a few “oldies but
> You could do a decorate a cupcake/cookie station- have a few moms
> in the cookies or cupcakes, some others bring in frosting that’s
> colored already, another can bring in some sprinkles, etc. That
> keeps the kids busy, while also giving them a snack.
> Go to a food supply store, and get those plastic food service
> (not latex!!). Have the kids fill them with candy corn for nails,
> popcorn for the hands, then add some thin red licorice for veins.
> can also get the spider rings that have the split on the bottom,
> 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
> own suckers to make ghosts. Add shimmery silver ribbon around the
> A bit nicer looking than the old stand by of kleenex and yarn. 😉
> You could look at cheap projects that Oriental Trading Company has
> the “foam” section. You can usually get kits that make like 6
> magnents for $1.99. Get a few moms to maybe pitch in $1 each, and
> some of those. They’re a bit more friendly than things that might
> 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 5×7
> picture mattes in autumn colors (tans, browns, creams, oranges),
> bunch of the brightly colored fake leaves. You glued them onto the
> frame however you wanted, then added magnent strips to the back.
> 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,
> 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,
> use a paper punch to put holes around the outer edge (matching up
> halfs), then have them “sew” it together with ribbon, and add paper
> foam shapes to make a spider face. Glue paper legs to the back-
> can stuff some of their treats into these.
> Bookmarks- get those fat popsicle sticks (not the typical skinny
> 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”
> > I know that this is a ways off. But I signed up for all the
> > during the school year as a helper in both boys classes. But for
> > colton’s class I signed up to get the Halloween party together.
> > is getting a craft, assigning duties to other moms (calling
> > see who will bring what for gift bags, and who can be there to
> > out) and also an easy craft for 25 kiddos. Any help from now
> > then is appreciated. Barb
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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!
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
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.
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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