Tags: birthday, children, halloween, Lego
Jason turns 6th today, and we celebrated this weekend with a Lego Monster birthday party. Here are a few scenes from Jason’s big day. Happy Birthday, Jason!
For details on the activities, see this post.
Tags: birthday, children, halloween, Lego, party
With just one week until Jason’s 6th birthday party, I went into Lego overload this weekend. The theme is Lego Monster Mash, a mash-up of Lego and Halloween. Here’s a peak at the party planning, along with a few templates.
Lego eye photo booth props: PDF template
Mr. Lego Pumpkin Head
Lego Mummy Juice Boxes: PDF of the Lego eyes
Tags: crafts, diy, halloween
I love Halloween-themed crafts, especially those that do double-duty as decorations for a children’s Halloween party. Above are a few of my favorites.
Tags: cat, children, costumes, diy, halloween, kitten
Jenna is very specific about what she wants to be for Halloween this year. A Kitty. A White Kitty. With Whiskers.
I love homemade costumes. But since I don’t sew, ‘homemade’ mostly means ‘assembled.’ I’ve pretty much got Jenna’s costume nailed with the items above, two of which she already owns, but Jason’s costume will be more of a challenge. He’s decided on “Kai” from the Lego Ninjago video game. At first I thought this would be as simple as a trip to the party store. I’ve been to two so far, each time receiving blank stares from the staff when I describe the character: “It’s a ninja and a Lego …” Hmmm.
Tags: autumn, celebrate, fall, halloween
October has been standing out lately as my favorite month of the year. We have lots to celebrate this month – our anniversary, Jason’s birthday, and, of course, Halloween. But I also love October because it’s one of the few months when the weather is usually pretty great in Texas, which means lots of outdoor time. The month also seems to spark a renewed interest in cooking and baking for me (not to mention eating … especially outdoors).
Here are a few things inspiring me this October:
- I love the leaf prints by Inaluxe
- Definitely going to try this Banana Nutella Bread
- Fringe balloons. Not the most Fall-like thing, but I just adore this idea. I’ll find a way to work it into the month somehow.
- Leaf crafts. We love leaf crafts and this one is extra cute.
- Soup season is (almost) here.
- I’ve been coming across so many great pumpkin ideas this year.
- Outdoor dining.
Tags: diy, free, halloween, printables
Instead of my usual Friday Favorites today, I’m sharing some Halloween labels that I made this week. Yes, it’s not even October but the Halloween season is well underway at our house. If you ask Jenna what we’re doing this weekend, she’ll probably tell you ‘baking pumpkin cookies.’ And she’d probably be right.
See below for the links to download this series of 4 label designs.
Tags: font, free, halloween, typeface, typography
A Round-Up of 16 Free Fonts For Your Halloween Projects:
Tags: crafts, halloween, kids crafts, pumpkins
It’s probably a little early to start decorating for Halloween. In fact, Halloween decorations are usually a bit of a last-minute thing at our house, since Jason’s birthday falls the week before and I don’t want the spiders, bats and cobwebs interfering with the party theme. But we spotted pumpkins at the market this weekend and couldn’t resist buying a batch of tiny white pumpkins. And once we had them in our home, tiny hands wanted to play with them. So we went to work painting and glittering.
Tags: children's costumes, halloween, star wars
I think Halloween is the one day each year that we always take a family portrait. I’m liking this year’s much better than last.
Tags: children's crafts, halloween
Jenna and I made papier-mache ghosts this weekend. It was a huge mess, but lots of fun.
Here’s how we made them:
First, we assembled the materials:
- Elmers Glue
- Printer Paper, cut into strips
- Tissue Paper, cut into strips
- Doilies, cut into small, irregular pieces
- Small Dixie cups
I put a layer of wet (with water, not glue) paper strips over the cup to form a base.
Next, I made a mixture of half glue, half water in a shallow bowl and covered the base in a couple of layers of printer paper strips.
Then I gave the form to Jenna and let her pile on more and more paper strips, tissue paper and doilies.
We let the shapes dry for several hours.
Once the shapes were almost dry, I cut out eyes and mouths and let Jenna glue the faces to the ghosts. I let the ghosts dry until firm, then removed the inside Dixie cups.