My little girl turned three on Halloween, and I know I did the monster thing once before, but that was pretty much limited to cupcakes…so this time I took things a little bit further. Take a peek.
The kiddos feasted on fluffy monster juice boxes and one-eyed cupcakes. Most of them just licked the frosting off the cupcakes, but can you blame them? I kinda wanted to do that myself.
One of our party games was a monster bean bag toss. The monster is one I designed for an invitation a couple years ago. I had this crazy idea to make the beanbag toss out of a vinyl outdoor banner and some PVC pipe. It was a huge hit; and super sturdy. I made beanbags out of knit gloves I found in the dollar section at the craft store. Hint: stock up on dollar-section gloves during the winter…they make great beanbags for games all year long.
I've been wanting to have a monster adoption center ever since I saw this pin on pinterest. (Original idea here and here). I found some socks in the dollar section of the craft store (I hang out there a lot), cut them in half and added some eyeballs and felt hair. I learned the key to making monsters is not to try too hard. The best thing? Each one of these cuties only cost about .25 each. I had all the felt and the eyeballs on hand. Sidenote: I have a real problem buying wiggly eyes. Really. Somebody needs to stage an intervention. I've never met a wiggly eyeball I can resist.
Another great thing? Monster parties are a hit with kids any time of the year. So grab some wiggle eyes and get to work!
Post by Christina Williams : justcallmechris.blogspot.com