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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party



Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

Every year during the month of October, our family gears up for our annual vacation to Disneyland to enjoy all the Halloween festivities the park has to offer. From the spooky-cute attractions and parades to the deliciously spootacular treats, we think it's the best time of year to be in Disneyland. 

To ramp up the excitement before our trip, I thought it would be fun to throw a Mickey Mouse themed party before we headed to The Most Magical Place on Earth! 

My daughter invited a few of her buddies over for a fun-filled afternoon with lots of yummy treats and activities. 

This adorable candy corn inspired Mickey pumpkin was so quick and easy to create. Using a ceramic pumpkin I painted stripes in orange, yellow and white...just like a candy corn! Then I used my  Cricut Machine to cut out buttons and Mickey ears. I glued them to the pumpkin and that was it! So cute, right?

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party


Make a festive Minnie and Micky banner using a  Cricut Machine (or you could alway trace and hand cut Mickey and Minnie) and string them to baker's twine. 

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party


Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

The kids loved this part of the party! I cut out Mickey ears using yellow vinyl and attached them to small plastic jars. I then filled the jars with white, yellow and orange playdough and tiny pumpkin cookie cutters.

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

The kids loved cutting mini pumpkins out of the playdough and had a ball making their very own little pumpkin patch.
Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

Of course you can't have a party without some yummy treats! Leigh from Baby Gabey Cookies created these adorable Mickey and Minnie sugar cookies and threw in a couple spooky-sweet ghosts and jack-o-lanterns too!

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

The kids left the party with sweet orange gingham Mickey and Minnie goodie bags filled with Halloween treats and toys. 

Mickey Mouse Halloween Party

I hope you enjoyed this Mickey Mouse inspired Halloween party! 
Have a Happy Halloween!


For more Halloween inspiration, check out these fun party posts! 


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Willy Wonka Trunk or Treat with Oriental Trading


Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


Every year our neighborhood hosts a trunk or treat party and we love seeing all the fun themes and creativity that goes into decorating trunks for the big day.  The kids love running from trunk to trunk gathering up all those yummy goodies and the adults love hanging out and visiting each other.

This year our family chose to decorate our trunk with a Willy Wonka inspired theme. From lickable wallpaper to Wonka vision glasses, you're bound to find some fun ideas for your Trunk or Treat party!

Everything from decorations to Halloween handouts in this post are from  Oriental Trading so it's easy to find all the supplies you need in one place. They have THE best selection of  Halloween Trunk or Treat SuppliesBe sure to enter Oriental Trading's Trick Your Trunk Contest where you could win a $50 gift card! Just think of all the trunk or treat supplies you could get with that!


This Wonka inspired Trunk or Treat was so much fun to put together. Check out the rest of the post below to see how to recreate it yourself!

The first thing I did to create this magical Wonka factory was to pin an Amethyst Plastic Tablecloth to the inside of the trunk. I then created a balloon garland (here's a great tutorial on how to DIY a balloon garland) and instead of using only balloons, I also added a several Solid Color Hanging Paper Lanterns to the garland to give it a fuller look without needing to blow up a lot of balloons.

Using my Cricut Explore Air 2, I cut out several golden tickets and paper candies to attach to the garland. I also used my Cricut to cut out the letters to spell Wonka and attached them to the backdrop using glue dots. It all held together great throughout the evening!




Here's our very own little Veruca Salt demanding "I WANT IT NOW" with a golden ticket and swirly lollipop in hand. To create this look, I found the red dress on Amazon  and sewed black buttons down the front of the dress. I attached a peter pan style collar around the neck that I cut out of white fabric and then a black ribbon tied around the waist finished the costume off.


Let's all sing along! 
DADDY!  I WANT IT NOOOOOW! 

Kids loved picking out these funky Shutter Glasses in a variety of colors. I set a few glasses out and placed some inside a jar with a sign that said Wonka Vision Glasses. It was so fun to see all the kids walking around with their Wonka glasses on! 


Candy filled Golden Eggs were a huge hit with the kids and they were all relieved they were "good eggs" when they came by to pick out their treats. 



 Large Cherry Flavored Swirl Lollipops turned into Twirly Whirly Wonka Pops and the little trunk or treaters were so excited over these giant rainbow lollipops!


Ok, so this is definitely NOT lickable wallpaper (so be sure to remind the kids!) but I wanted to incorporate the fruity wallpaper into the trunk or treat somehow. So, I came up with the idea of attaching Fruit Slice Putty to white foam board. I think the kids preferred this idea over lickable wallpaper because they were able to choose a fun fruit slice putty to play with and take home! 



Instead of fizzy lifting drinks, I thought fizzy lifting bubbles would be just as fun and what kid doesn't love blowing bubbles? Bubbles filled the air at our trunk or treat festivities and were a huge  hit with the little ones!


I hope you enjoyed this Willy Wonka inspired Trunk or Treat idea! I'm sure Mr. Wonka himself would feel right at home surround by all these colorful treats and goodies! 

 Be sure to head over Oriental Trading for all those awesome  Halloween Trunk or Treat Supplies and don't forget to enter Oriental Tradings Trick Your Trunk Contest



If you'd like to download the Willy Wonka printables I used for this post, you can download them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Spring Brights Bubble Bottles

Fruit Slices Putty

Amethyst Plastic Tablecloth

Rainbow Polka Dots Hanging Decoration

Solid Color Hanging Paper Lanterns

Large Cherry Flavored Swirl Lollipops

Shutter Glasses

Metallic Golden Easter Eggs - 12 Pc.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Neighbor Boo Kits with Oriental Trading

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


 Do you "boo" your neighbors? This is such a fun tradition that our family looks forward to each year and we can't wait to do it again in a few days!

Not sure how to "boo"? It's simple!  You choose two neighbors, leave a basket of Halloween goodies on their doorstep, ring the doorbell and RUUUUUN! Inside the baskets are treats, little Halloween gifts and instructions for the neighbors to keep the "boo" going.  Get the entire neighborhood in on the fun with this You've Been Booed gift basket idea!

You don't need to spend a lot of time and money on these spooktacular surprises. Oriental Trading has a TON of  awesome  Halloween supplies to make booing fun and easy! Check out the rest of the post below and grab your free You've Been Booed printable!

     




Ready to "Boo" your neighbors? Let's get started! 

Fill Purple Candy Buckets with all the Halloween essentials like  Glow SticksHalloween SquishiesGoofy Ghouls Slap Bracelets, Halloween Plush Characters ( how cute are they?!) and yummy Halloween Candy

Print out the You've Been Booed sign, We've Been Booed sign and the instruction sheet. 



Can we talk about how adorable these  Halloween Squishies are? Kids are obsessed with them and they make the perfect little Halloween gifts for the Boo Kits! 
 


Next, tuck all the goodies inside the basket. I glued the "You've Been Booed" sign to a stick and placed it inside the basket. You don't need to do this but I liked that it helped the sign stand out a bit more.


 Fill these cute Halloween Treat Bag Toppers with Bags with goodies and tuck them into the basket or set them to the side of the basket.




You're now ready to surprise and delight your neighbors! How fun to open the door and see these Halloween cuties smiling back at you? So adorable!


So if your neighborhood hasn't caught onto the Halloween Booing craze, start the boo-tastic tradition yourself and spread some ghostly cheer throughout your block!



Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Plush Characters in Costume

Halloween Treat Bag Toppers with Bags

Purple Glow Sticks

Goofy Ghouls Slap Bracelets

Purple Candy Buckets with Ribbon Handle

Hershey’s® Spooky Shapes Snack-Size Chocolate Candy Assortment

Halloween Squishies



You've Been Booed printable HERE 







Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5 Halloween Activities for Kids with Oriental Trading FUN365

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

  Prepare for a wicked good time at your Halloween party with these 5 Halloween Activities for Kids on the Oriental Trading FUN365 site! From a good old fashioned candy jar guessing game, to hands on creative crafts, you're bound to find an activity kids of all ages will enjoy! 






Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5 Unique Halloween Party Invites with Oriental Trading FUN365




Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services.

 Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission  if you click through and make a purchase.

Prepare for all of those spooktacular Halloween parties with these out-of-the box invite ideas! Check out my  5 Unique Halloween Party Invites  on the Oriental Trading FUN365 site! 

Halloween Invitations



Monday, September 24, 2018

Vampirina Slumber Party with TownleyGirl

This review is based on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by
TownleyGirl.  All ideas and opinions are my own. This post contains alliliate links. 


With Halloween right around the corner, why not host a fang-tastic Vampirina slumber party?! 
Have your girls gather all their best ghoulfriends for a night of spooktacular fun!

Slumber parties are all about doing each other's nails and hair, right? TownleyGirl makes it so easy to put together an adorable ghouls night in with all their fabulous Vampirina Party Favors.


Set the theme for the slumber party by handing out these fang-tastic invitations. When you receive a unique invite, you KNOW it's going to be a fun party! You can download the free printable invite at the bottom of this post. Simply cut bat wings out of paper, attach them to the invite using glue and you're all set! 

Vampirina Party


Vampirina Party

I set up a little area for the girls to "shop" for their spa supplies. The girls loved picking out their favorite colors of nail polish, lip balms and glosses. It's so fun to how excited they got over all the colors and sparkles!
Vampirina Party

Each guest received a friendly little bat favor bag that I cut out using my Cricut machine.
 Vampirina nail polish and lip gloss filled the cute goodie bags and the girls could not have been more excited! 

Vampirina Party

After all that "shopping", it was time to take a break with some yummy bat juice ( grape juice)  and sink our fangs into some delicious pink cupcakes. 
Vampirina Party

 One of the girls' favorite things to do at the party was applying these fun Vampirina Press-On Nails. They also loved painting their toenails with the  3 Pack Nail Polish Set and placing the fun Vampirina stickers that come in the set on their toenails.
Vampirina Party

How adorable is that Vampirina nail file? So cute!
Vampirina Party

These coffin shaped nail polishes  are so perfect for a Halloween party and they were also the perfect size to fit inside these spook-tacular bat favors I made out of felt using my Cricut Maker.
I also placed a few hair clips and lip glosses inside the bat favors and the girls absolutely loved them!
Vampirina Party

Vampirina Party

Vampirina Party

Each little ghoul received a boo-tiful headband and a resuable bat-tastic canvas bag filled with Townley Girl Vampirina products that they were head over heels in love with!
Vampirina Party

The little ghouls had a fang-tastic time at the slumber party and loved playing with all their fabulous TownleyGirl goodies! 
I think it's safe to say no one got any sleep at the slumber party but they had the time of their lives giggling, painting nails and having a blast!


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 Click HERE to get the free slumber party invite. Just add your own details to the party on the back of the invitation and you're good to go!

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