Happy almost Halloween! My daughter is dressing up as the Queen of Hearts because she just finished reading Alice in Wonderland and fell in love with it.
She didn't want an off-the-shelf costume so I bought her a tutu on Etsy (that is supposed to arrive by Wednesday, fingers crossed), and her plan is to transform a red tee shirt and a white tee shirt into something unique. I have a feeling there will lots of cutting, glueing, and fabric markering between now and Saturday. This is the first year she's wanted to make part of her costume. Do your kids make their costumes or do you buy them?
I'm super excited to be speaking at the BASH Conference in January in Phoenix.
I attended the conference last year and had a great time seeing old friends, meeting friends in person I've known online for years, and getting to talk to lots of new people in the party space.
Here's an awesome idea for your Halloween party: serve candy in candy bowls (see what we did there).
Your guests will love this twist. Plus, these white chocolate ghost bowls are simple to make and your kids can even help... unless they start using the water balloons for actual water balloons. Then send them outside.
Happy mid-October. I read an article today that says the rains are coming to California! We sure need it, but the magnitude of rain could be scary. I think it might even rain on Halloween this year. What would a rainy Halloween look like? Has anyone experienced one?
Thank you to everyone who added your parties to our site this week. Once again I'm blown away by what you do, and how much love you have for your families!
Who's ready to get old-school this Halloween? Check out this set of free gothic Halloween printables Ana from Love Party Printables designed for us!
I wanted these to fit in perfectly with your Haunted Mansion parties.
It's that time of year when we start seeing the "You've Been Boo'd" signs showing up in our neighborhood. My daughter loves the tradition, especially the secret part... Who "boo'd" us? Whom did you "boo"?
For those who haven't heard about it, it's a fun way to spread the excitement of Halloween (and treats) among friends and neighbors. It's a little like a chain letter mixed with Secret Santa, and it's taking neighborhoods by storm!
What beautiful parties this week! I had a hard time just picking four. Thank you everyone who added their parties to our site.
Drum roll please... My favorite parties this week are an Instagram party with great photo props, an awesome outdoor s'mores themed birthday party with a marshmallow topped cake, a fantastic vintage lemonade stand party, and a gorgeous Snow White birthday party!