Before Halloween we had a pumpkin carving party for the kids, I just couldn't let the holiday go by without at least a little party. Having a big party wasn't in the cards this year, but with a few fun things you can keep the cost down and the fun up. Besides I needed a reason to make some boo cups!
A tip to keep all the little invitees happy, have something else to do besides carving pumpkins because the pumpkin carving fun wears off fast! I had a few craft projects for them and whipped out my face paints. I was the one who got roped into that job every year at every carnival at school, I should of never let it slip I knew how.
Let the daddies step in and finish up all the carving fun when the little ones have had enough.
Make sure and have some fun snacks, cause they work up an appetite doing all that hard work.
Okay I have to tell you my funny nacho story! My friend calls me up and asks me, "How do you make nachos"? After we quit laughing; but I'd never do that to you. I told her, "Open a can"! She told me she put a huge block of cheese in the crock-pot and it wouldn't melt. We still laugh about it. Best tip ever, buy those plastic liners for the crock-pot when you are melting cheese, ever scrubbed cheese out of a crock-pot, it's so not fun!
2 boxes powdered chocolate pudding mix
1 pint heavy whipping cream, stiffly beaten
20 Oreo cookies, crushed
Gummy worms for garnish
Make pudding mix per directions. Place Oreos in a Ziploc bag and crush. Combine pudding, Oreos, and whipped cream and place in small cups. Top each cup with a few gummy worms. I've been making these since the kids were little and they still request them.
Invite lots of cute guests, like "Ariel"!
"The Queen of Hearts"!
I would've had a costume contest, but they were all so cute! I had to send all of them home with a prize! A goodie bag filled with candy, so the fun continues for their parents.
I only wish I didn't have to wait until next year to have another carving party! People tell me all the time they don't entertain, they don't even know where to start, or their house isn't clean enough! My advice, start small and keep it simple. If they are coming over to see how clean your house is and not you find some new friends!
Enjoy your weekend; I can't wait to report back to you with all the festival going ons!