Thursday, October 28, 2010

ghoulish treats

Today was Hudson's halloween party at MDO, which meant last night was Operation Boo Treats at our house! And it was one of those nights when I must have been stuck in slow motion because what should have taken no time at all seemed to last into the wee hours. In the end, I was pleased with the results and I think everyone liked their treats.For his two sweet teachers and MDO director I framed THIS adorable little print by Creative Kismet in black frames, tied a sweet little bow, and added THIS cute tag by Living Locurto and...........voila!I also put these adorable cookies in little treat bags so that they would have a little someone sweet to munch on...afterall, it is HalLoWeEn! I wish I could say I made these cute little cookies but royal icing and I are still not friends even after all these years so I had a local bakery make these and I love how they turned out! Happy BOO Day, Mrs. Cheryl, Mrs. Brooke, & Mrs. Rebekah! The kids in Hudson's class are a lot younger than they were when Grace was in the same One Year Old MDO class so most candies were out of the question. I ended up going with some simple (and super yummy!) friendly ghost sugar cookies as party favors. Since the cookies were individually wrapped, I put a dab of hot glue on the back of the wrapper to affix the cookie to the cardstock, placed in a ziploc, added the topper, and DONE!

This is what my table looked like at 1am this morning! These sweet & simple favors were budget friendly too at just $1 per cookie for decorated 4" cookies. I already had the orange cardstock, toppers, and baggies on hand so for just $12 we were able to share a sweet little treat with the 12 littles in Hudson's class!

Tomorrow is Grace's Halloween Learning Carnival at preschool and we were in charge of bringing party favors. They're getting plenty of sweets at the party so I tried to think of a few non-candy bits & pieces to put in their bags and ended up with a pumpkin plastic tumbler, halloween pencils, orange/black/green/white mini play dough tubs, Wendy's frosty coupons, owl/cat/pumpkin lollies, and a popcorn ball!

I enlisted the help of the little pumpkin and this was the final sweet! When I came across THIS free printable by Beth Proudfoot, I knew the kids would get a kick out of RoTteN PumPKin TeEth so I printed a few sheets of the labels and added some candy corns to 2x3" mini jewelry bags ($1 for 100 at Walmart)and ended up with this:Love these! Off to make pumpkin shaped cookies for Grace and her school buddies to decorate as one of their stations tomorrow...Oh, and CaNDy CoRN pudding minis just because they are so darn cute!!!

Hmmm...have a feeling this will be another late night!
Official countdown...2 days!


life with my sweeties said...

Everything looks so wonderful!!! Did you staple or tape on the toppers for Hudson's goodie bags?

Very cute!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks Melissa! I actually stapled the back part of the topper to the baggie and then hot glued the front part of the topper to the baggie so no staples would show on the front. :)

Queen of Good Intentions said...

I have been excitedly waiting on this post. You never disappoint! Thanks for sharing. Banking your ideas for next year. I am also always amazed at how long bagging candy and gluing toppers can take. Lots of late nights this week for me too!

Jessica said...

So true! It felt like it took me FOREVER this time!! Glad to know I wasn't alone! :)

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