Friday, November 2, 2012

Annual Family Halloween Party

It has become tradition to have a Halloween party at my house every year with my mom, Natalie, Chandler and Grandma Johnson.  This year we were joined with my Aunt Christ and Rachel.  each year this party just seems to get better and better.  My friend Dana found Harry Potter potion labels and made a potion area for her home, it was so fun, so I made one too, with her advice.  She suggested I find bottles at the recycling center - I found some treasures in dumpster diving adventure. :).  Some of the potions included boobertuber puss,
 It was a good thing I made new potion bottles because the ones we made at my sisters house had turned nasty, evidenced by this picture. hahaha.  That jar used to have spaghetti in it.
 For lunch the adults had garden vegetable chowder.  Yummy!  For the boys we made jack-o-lantern quesedillas.  They were a hit. :)
 We played Halloween bowling with a pumpkin for the bowling ball, and toilet paper rolls with eyes and a mouth drawn on for the pins.  The boys thought that was wonderful.

 Then we did a pumpkin cake walk to "Thriller".
 The highlight for me is the donut on a string game.  The donuts are yummy, but it is just so funny to be doing this game with all the girls and even more funny was watching the boys play the game. :)
 Chandler was very competitive and very honest - I must say I was impressed that he refused to use his hands. :)
 Grant on the other hand didn't last long before he used his hands. :)
 But look at how thrilled he was with his donut. :)
 And then Brandon attacked his donut with such force, he knocked it to the ground and at it like the animal he was pretending to be.  love the sugar overdose expression from Grant. :)
 Then we made witches brew "root beer" we used all of the potions from Harry Potter "water, sugar and root beer extract" as well as specially frozen ghost breath "dry ice"
 The boys thought that was a lot of fun and they were great at the incantations . :)

 The treat table was also a highlight complete with Fizzing Wizbies, sugar quill lollipops, treacle fudge, chocolate wands, cockroach crunch, chocolate frogs, burty bots every flavor beans, acid pops, pepper imps, and much more. :)

 Then the boys dressed up in their costumes and went trick-or-treating to each of the bedrooms where mom, grandma, Christy and Rachel were waiting.  Listening to Grant say trick-or-treat was adorable. :)  Then we went outside for pictures. 

 Cutest little Thomas the Train, shark and pirate I have ever seen.
The only thing we missed being able to do this year was play in the leaves, the leaves are the reason why we always have it at my house, because there are so many and it is just so much fun, unfortunately the weather was rainy and cold the day before, so everything was cold and wet.  Oh well, the party was still so much fun.  So much fun in fact that after everyone left we had Jason and Tyler (who we were babysitting while their parents went to the temple) and the Brosnahans over, to play.  It was a great day!

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