Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For the witches ball I had Cinda come over and paint the girls nails and they loved it. We also let them each decorate a witches hat, they turned out pretty cute and then we took pictures of each of them in there hat. Most of the girls wanted to just go outside and play.
Because it was right after school we had food ready for them to eat. We had these cute cupcakes that looked like a witch fell into the pot, the pots were really hard to find. The feet are printed from Kara's party and the legs are colored straws.
I made the pretzel broomsticks, I didn't eat one but Ash said they were a little soggy from sitting. They probably only sat there for less than one hour.
I had a few other games but they really just wanted to be outside and play without us. We did play the candy bar game but instead of gloves we had them put witch fingers on. They loved that also.
I think Megan was pretty excited about the whole thing and all the girls had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another decoration that I found on this website was a wreath that seemed really easy and cheap. It was just that, easy, my girls loved helping with it, even the five year old, and cheap, I had everything I needed to make it at home. This is a halloween wreath. I used a pool noodle and duck tape to make the wreath and then I used a two black garbage bags and cut them to tie around the wreath. The girls did most of the tying, I just had to fill in the extra spaces that were to close together. After we were done with that part I stretched the garbage bag to make it look older and stringy. I just had to make sure and not pull to hard or the bag would tear all the way off.

Monday, October 29, 2012

This year I did another Halloween party for Megan and her friends. I found off of Kara's party ideas a cute Witches ball party. She had lots of pictures and printables that you could buy so we went with that. I had one week to get the invitations out and have the party ready. One of the really cute things that she did was a witches dress, she bought one at the thrift store and dyed it black, so we looked and were lucky enought to find a wedding dress at DI. I dyed it using two bottles of the Rit dye and it turned it purple. Purple was not the color I was looking for so next I bought a couple of can of the cheap Walmart paint and spray painted it black. The purple was still in the dress but for the most part it was black. I also borrowed a dress form from grandma and there I had the cutest decoration for outside my door. The old broken door also came from grandma, it added a lot for the dress to lean up against.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Color Run: Boise

Yesterday, Merlynn and I did one of the funnest, craziest things I've done in a while. We did the Color Run and what a blast it was. It was a 5K---Happy to say that we finished it---under and hour!!!--without falling down--or getting trampled (what a relief)
Let me show you the pictures..

1---Here we are gettin ready to go get in line....(notice how white an clean we are!)
 2--Look at ALL these people. There were a LOT of people.
 3--Here is proof that we actually ran.
 4-- Here we are at the BLUE Color Station. There were four color stations throughout the race. As you went through the station they threw color at you. It was a colored powder.

5--Here we are at hte finish line--Notice the color!!
6--At the end they had a color celebration. It was SOO Cool. Here is a picture from the back. When you register for the race you get a packet of color to use at the celebration. They count down and everyone throws their color packet in the air.  When you are in the middle--it is pure chaos. We did it twice actually--you have powder raining down on you everywhere. This is where the color was intense. I swear the person behind me just dumped their color packet on my head...

7. Here we are after the celebration--Notice all the color now!! And my hair--GREEN. I am still washing the green out of it.
8. It was a new experience..and we can't wait to do it again next year with more people.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Twinkie Mummies
I needed to try these out for my next teacher treat so decided to do a little treat basket for my neighbor who lets my kids play at her house ALL the time. They are twinkies dipped in white chocolate and then drizzled over to look like mummies. They were really easy to do but a little time consuming. I can't wait to do 35 of them.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween wood crafts

Halloween is quickly approaching, so I decided I better get my Halloween decorations made. I bought at...The Wood Connections (big surprise, huh!). I've had them since July I think, I just haven't had time to do them. The spiderweb was really easy and quick to do. I think it turned out pretty cute.
 Now these little monster guys--ADOBORABLE. But---they were quite a pain to complete. They have a lot of little details. But, not that they are finished, they were worth it. They just make me kinda laugh.I'm sure they will be a big hit in my classroom.