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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Part 2 - Annual Coombs Family Halloween Bash


Usually when we hold our family Halloween party - - we play an intense game of Fear Factor.  
You can read all of the gross details HERE.

We wanted to keep it clean this year {and especially didn't want anyone barfing in the yard over gross things tasted} so we switched things up with a Pumpkin Carving Contest.


The kids had A LOT of fun helping the adults do this.
{Yes - - that one on the bottom left says 'Poop'. I won't name names but it was one of Joe's brothers.  The kids thought it was hysterical!}

 

All 6 of the finished pumpkins lined up!
We had our neighbor come over and judge who's she thought was the BEST......


....and she picked my Father-in-Law's!!!!
Super clever - - it's the one with the 'barf' coming out.


I also handed out a little Halloween Trivia game at the start of the evening. You can find the game I used HERE

The winner of THAT game proudly went home with this...


From Target.
Doesn't that look......gross?

We also had a 'GUESS THE M&Ms in the JAR' contest.
I purchased this jar from Target....


And filled it with 3 big bags of peanut butter M&Ms.
The person who's guess came CLOSEST without going over got to take the filled jar home!

{Note: 3 bags of pb M&Ms = roughly 542 pieces. 
I was secretly hoping Joe would win.}

The party favors I made were super simple.


I found some cute paper loaf pans at JoAnns for 70% off and made my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread.

Tied it up with a little tag and....wa-lah!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Annual Coombs Family Halloween Bash.


Monday night we held our
 Annual Coombs Family Halloween Bash.

My kids really look forward to this 
which makes it all the more fun to plan!

{You can see the invitations we sent out HERE.}

I tried to capture lots of the details from the evening...


Place Settings at the Adult Tables.
Gosh, I love Hobby Lobby's paper plates. 
They are MY FAVORITE!

Candy bags are from the Martha Stewart Halloween line.
They're the perfect size to fit just one mini candy bar inside.


I don't know why I'm obsessed with place settings and name cards but I just am.  And these were SUPER simple.

Mini pumpkin + fake spider + name printed on cardstock.


The kiddie table....


Jack o' Lantern tablecloth and paper plates from Target.


We had a POISONOUS POTATO BAR that included 
bbq chicken and chili as choice of toppings.


Cornbread Coffins with honey butter



Vomit aka spinach dip


Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cupcakes with severed fingers


And lots of spooky sodas to go around.
{Bottle labels from HERE.}

We had everyone come in costume and Joe's family are really good sports when it comes to this! 

It's always fun to see what everyone comes up with.


I even dressed up this year!
Shocking, I know.
Can you guess what I am???

A DEER in the HEADLIGHTS!


Gotta love a good PUN.
It's also quite possibly one of the easiest costumes out there.







Even Grandpa dressed up this year as a Sun Devil fan!

Our house was filled with lots of laughter and love that evening and we wouldn't have had it any other way.

Details from part 2 ... coming tomorrow.......
Games, our Pumpkin Carving Contest and Party Favors!

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Item in the Etsy shop!

Tonight was our Annual Coombs Family Halloween Bash.
Cannot WAIT to share details with you TOMORROW!
For now...you'll have to guess what I was.


Hint: This is half of the 'costume'. 
And it's a pun intended costume, surprise, surprise.

For now...I'm super excited to share the latest addition to my Etsy Shop.....


Favor/Treat bags WITH matching 
Embark in the Service of God labels.

You can check out all the details HERE.