Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Tablescape

Thanks to Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting another fun Tablescape Thursday!

As many of you know, I had another little "goblin" about 7 weeks ago (Mommy says to say "Hi" to all of our friends in Blogland)

so, I don't have quite as much time to do-daa (i.e. "Martha Stewart") everything, as much as I would normally do. My other daughter, Ashley, wanted to have her birthday party at home this year, with a Halloween costume party as the theme, since she has an October birthday. Major E-E-K!!! Am I crazy to agree to it, or what? I suppose I needed a few more gray hairs. But, like most parents who never want to disappoint their children, I agreed.

Here is the goodie table. Keep in mind that it is "kid food", so it's Not really nutritious, but I doubt if kids want to go to a "nutritious Halloween party" anyway! LOL!

The "Menu": bugles, chips and dip, popcorn, cheese puffs, Crunch 'N Munch, ghost Peeps, colby jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheese cubes, candy corn, orange and brown Tootsie-Roll lollipops, black licorice Twizzlers, Halloween candy sticks, Mary Janes, Pixie Sticks, mummies, and finger cookies.

And to all of my fellow thrifters/consignment shoppers, I picked up this candelabra at a consignment store. It folds flat, which is a good thing, considering I have a "sMaLL dish problem", and need all of the storage I can find.
The witch and trick-or-treater are Annalees. The witch is new this year from Home Goods!

I should have put a toy mouse beside that cheese because it is obvious that someone was sneaking some before the party started...and it wasn't me! Now, because the guests were pre-teens, I used plastic tablecloths, cups, and utensils, and paper plates and napkins. (Please forgive me, Miss Janice!) In addition, I didn't light the candles, for fear someone may have an "accident", and then it would be the first 9-1-1 Tablescape. Heaven forbid, I'd rather not be the first to have that "honor"!

Because I haven't had alot of time to search for recipes, I served a "creamsicle float punch", fancy for...I took a gallon of vanilla ice cream, and added orange soda. ;o)

It looked kind of spooky too. Of course, I "had to" float an ice hand for kicks (channeling my inner Martha).
The treat bags...

The craft table...
And the candy dish they "hit up" on the way out of the door!
Happy Birthday, Ashley!

In October of last year, I had just started my blog, and had a handful of Followers. I did a post on a Halloween party I had some years back for Ashley's 4th birthday. I posted a recipe for Creamsicle Fudge. I didn't have time to make it for this year's party, but if any of you are going to a Halloween party, I would recommend it!

Finally, for those of you who have asked for more baby pictures of Danielle, I'll leave you with this. She has captured my heart...Mommy thinks she is BOO-tiful.

Happy Halloween, Tablescapers!