Friday, October 31, 2014

{Sugar Bee} Haunted House Sugar Cookies

Hope you all have haunted your houses with fun and spooky decorations! Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

{Queen Bee} BOO!

There is less than one week to go until Halloween, which means there is still time to have a little more fun before my favorite month comes to an end! So I have designed a "We've Been Booed" sign for my readers to use to "BOO" their neighbor, family, and friends! For those of you who haven't heard of this activity, it is a fun way to spread the spirit of Halloween by secretly surprising someone with treats and goodies. All you have to do is print out the sign and place it with a special treat at the doorstep of your neighbor, family, or friend, and then ring the doorbell and run or hide so they don't see you when they open up their door and see their special surprise. Guessing who left the goodies is part of the fun! Not only will you have fun, but your kids will have a blast as well!!

Click HERE to download a copy of the "We've Been Booed" sign!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

{Party Bee} A Spooktacular Monster Mash Bash!

As I have said in the past, Halloween is my favorite holiday and this year I just couldn't resist throwing a party for my kids. So my husband and I decided to throw a fun kid-friendly costume party and invite family and friends to eat, drink, and be scary (but not too scary of course)!

Because I wanted to focus this party on the kids and their enjoyment, I created a fun printable collection that combined all of the notable Halloween monsters but in a happy and child friendly way. In addition to the printables, I also created ghoulish goodies that I wanted both kids and adults to enjoy.... they ended up both sweet and bootiful!
One of my favorite creations was the monster cake. It added a lovely pop of color to the table as well as a playful take on monsters. Perfect for the little ones!
Of course the most popular goodies of the table was the vampire sugar cookies! I guess nobody could resist their toothy smiles?
A couple weeks prior to the party, I received an email from Hallmark and featured in the email were the most adorable edible mice. Once I saw that I knew they had to placed around the table. They were so easy too!
Cupcakes are always a cute and simple treat to add to dessert tables. I found these Wilton candy mummies at Target and thought they would be perfect on top of cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkled with crushed Oreos to look like dirt.
Wilton has so many wonderful chocolate cookie molds, but their Halloween molds of eyeballs and brains just has to be one of my favorites. They are equally creepy and cute!
I wanted to do a craft activity with the kids but didn't want to pay for several kits from the with a little bit of imagination I created houses for the kids to decorate into eerie Haunted Houses! All you need are boxes and construction paper (both of which I just happened to have laying around my house) and with the some stickers from the dollar store, the kids were able to decorate the houses. An activity that is both fun AND mess free!  As you can see the kids really got into decorating their haunted houses!
And what does a haunted house need....a monster to live inside of it of course! So each child was able to "adopt a monster" and it could live inside their newly haunted house.
The monster pennant banner is probably my favorite of the printable definitely caught my kids attention and they just loved looking at the friendly monsters.

Halloween parties are fun because not only can you focus on a particular theme, but most of the decorations you need are probably in your storage bins already! It is wonderful to be able to use existing holiday decor....but who am I for some new spooky items is also a lot of fun!
Party City always has plenty of Halloween decorations to choose from and this year I found soda bottle and wine bottle labels to place over the brand labels. Such a cute addition to what would just be regular beverage bottles!
This Monster Mash Bash was definitely a Graveyard Smash!
Hope you and your little ones have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween! 
Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{Party Bee} It's a Monster Mash Bash!

This Halloween do the Monster is a graveyard smash! Now your family and friends can celebrate with this kid friendly printable party collection. The Monster Mash Bash collection features the most fun and notable Halloween monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein and will have your little ones smiling like a Jack O' Lantern!

The entire collection is $20 and comes with the following:

- 4x9 invitation (double sided optional) (envelope not included)
- Circle tags with 3 designs (these are great for cupcake toppers, cookie tags, bag decorations, the uses are endless!)
- "Happy Halloween" banner
- "Monster Mash" banner
- Treat bag label
- 4x6 signs "Adopt a Monster" and "It's a Monster Mash Bash"
- Door sign
- Water bottle labels in 2 designs
- Thank you tags
- Decorative monster pennant banner

Just send me an email with the party information, receive the files electronically, print out what you need, then cut and assemble!

Have questions? Refer to my FAQ's or send me an email!