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1st Annual Cousin Halloween Party: Part 1

halloween dessert table decor

This past weekend we celebrated our first annual Cousins Halloween Party for the kids who live in Cali.  My aunt Debbie is a huuuuge fan of Halloween and she has been saving magazine clippings over the years of all her favorite parties.  While visiting a few weeks ago she showed up with all her clippings and convinced me to host a Halloween shindig with her.  So we quickly cooked up a plan for this small, kid-friendly party.  It turned out to be such a blast that we’ve already decided to do it again next year.  The kids had more fun than I ever could have imagined.

creepy halloween spiders

We used earth quake putty to attach all the spiders to the pumpkin and the wall.

spider wall halloween
My grandma painted this rad Boo Pumpkin for us. And my aunt glued down bakers twine to embellish the other pumpkin.
Boo Pumpkin painted

Per the usual, Pinterest was a huge inspiration for this party.  All of our desserts were adapted from others awesome creations.  halloween dessert table
boo sign
eye ball oreo cake
Oreo eye ball cake inspired by thecakeblog.com
eye ball cake cookies monster
Eye ball monster cake cookies inspired by Lilluna.com
mike cookies
Monsters Inc. dipped Oreos inspired by Petite Party Studioparanormal pretzels
Paranormal alien pretzels inspired by Family Circle magazine.

witches brew
halloween simple fireplace
halloween bats in grass
Simple DIY for these bats coming soon.
black and white halloween decor
black and white skull halloween table
Plates from Michaels, place mats from Ikea.
bats and marshmallow centerpieces
halloween skeleton plates
pumpkins with masks
Each of the kiddos got a pumpkin to decorate and a goodie bag filled with fun Halloween disguises (wax lips, vampire fangs, mystery nose glasses, monster fingers, tattoos, etc).
halloween pumpkins decorating for kids
And this fun Halloween rag banner was made by my dear friend, Cassie, who I get to introduce you to soon!

Bubbie SkeletonHere’s my Auntie Debbie, also known as Bubbie–and she also happens to be one of my favorite people in the entire universe.
monster cookies
halloween party ideas for kidsThis cute Frankenstein pillow is actually a Halloween treat bag that my grandma stuffed and sewed the top shut to turn it into an inexpensive pillow.  So smart, right?! Be sure to check out part 2 to see our fun activities and the kiddos in their costumes.
darth vador costumePart 2 found here.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly Miller
    October 14, 2014 at 7:04 am

    So so cute! Love this!

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    Danielle+S
    October 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

    This look so much fun! Makes me want to go to one or help decorate/ cook for a party like this for the kiddos! Pinterest rules 🙂

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    Kristen Logan
    October 15, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I’d LOVE to know where your aunt found that sheer skeleton costume she’s wearing – I love it!!!

  • Reply
    Julie
    October 15, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I love that Oreo eye ball cake! Such a fun and simple idea!!

  • Reply
    Jen Staffeldt
    October 15, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Where did you get Wes’s adorable Darth Vadar costume? SO dang cute (and looks super comfy, too)!

  • Reply
    Bzeedik
    October 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    So so awesome!

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    SHANNA WATSON
    November 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I absolutely love everything about your party, the decor is simple yet bold! Looks like fun was had by all 🙂

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    AShley
    October 1, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Where is the green and black tassel garland from?

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