Halloween Costume Party

This was so much fun for all of us at Custom Party Time!! Spooky, Scary, and absolutely memorable! To set the scene,  Custom Invitations were built online, and then a special touch was added, every invitation was decorated by hand.

Upon walking in the door guests immediately felt excited! With decorations and props, we constructed a dungeon underneath the stairs, Which included a creepy lights, coffin, and skeleton. A parlor for guest to sit and have treats, Personalized Lollipops and Chocolates awaited. In the main area tables were lined with a Candy Buffet and Prizes. Spooky Drinks for all ages, with decorated cups and straws. Around every corner there was plenty of props for all to take pictures with.

Around every corner the guests would find a spooky sweet treat!

Around every corner the guests would find a spooky sweet treat! Candy Bouquets of every size would be given to the winners of our contests to come.

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Once everyone was settled in, all the guests were included in a scavenger hunt, which led them straight to the dungeon for their treasure! Can you hear the clanking of the chains? They thought they could…

Wheres the treasure...

Wheres the treasure…  Lets consult the skeleton fortune teller. The kids would need to follow the clues that would lead them around the “Haunted Mansion” and grounds. Only to discover that the clues had brought them to the dungeon..who dares to go in??

Next it was time to get everyone moving outside… with a game of wrap the mummy! This is a fun game where teams are made up of two, given rolls of paper, and the first to wrap their mummy wins. What a great time!!

Let the Judging begin!! All the kids lined up and walked the halloween catwalk.. the winner? They received personalized candy bouquets!!

Let the judging begin!! All the kids lined up and walked the halloween catwalk.. the winner received? A personalized candy bouquets!!

What got the kids excited is when kids and parents celebrated Halloween with a Costume Contest and who attended ranged from Superheroes, Fairy’s from all lands, ninja’s, a giant banana, and the guest of honor.. Slender Man! Awards were given for scariest, funniest, group and more, no one was left out of the fun. Each guest received a spectacular personalized treat and favor for attending.  What a scary good time!

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Valentines Raspberry Pancakes

Valentines Raspberry Pancakes

 

 

During your next breakfast, give traditional pancakes a twist and try adding fresh fruit (or preserves) for a pop of color and pizzazz.


Not only do the tangy raspberries make a perfect and festive addition to any Valentine’s Day brunch menu, but you’re also adding starting your day with an extra dash of health benefits!

 

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • Powered sugar for topping (optional)
Directions

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together, egg, butter, yogurt and milk. Add into flour mixture; stir until combined. Gently fold in raspberries.

Heat a griddle or greased pan over moderately high heat.

Drop 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto griddle or pan and cook for approximately 1 minute or until bubbles form on top of pancake. Flip pancake and cook 1 minute more.

If desired, cut pancakes into heart shapes using a cookie cutter.

Optional: top pancakes with powered sugar.

Serve immediately while warm.

Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Kids

Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Treats for KidsWhat do leprechauns eat for a snack? It’s sure to be something a little sweet and salty! Here’s an adorable leprechaun inspired salty St. Patrick’s Day treat for kids that also works as a party favor.


These St. Patrick’s Day treats would make for great little favors on your table for your Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner, just as easily as they’ll fit tucked inside the kids lunchbox for a sweet little surprise on St. Patrick’s day. Or, maybe your neighbor needs a little Irish cheer this year? You can pack some of these in a glass jar and tie a big green bow on it and watch that neighbor smile!

Let your kids help you make these St. Patrick’s Day desserts and they’ll have a sweet little treat for their teacher, too. They’re so cute, so simple to make, and so yummy they’re sure to be a hit with all.

We experimented with 2 different kinds of candy, and both were fabulous. The pretzels with the chocolate caramels have that “salted caramel” taste. Pure yumminess!

Ingredients
  • small pretzels
  • Hershey Hugs
  • Rolo chocolate caramels
  • green M&M’s
Directions

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Place the pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and top with the chocolate candy. Put them in the oven for about 2-3 minutes or until the candy is soft and has started to melt. Remove from the oven and press a green M&M in the center of each piece of candy. Let cool for at least an hour. If you are in more of a hurry, you can refrigerate them for about 10 minutes to let them set up.

Remove from the pan once cooled and fill little green cups to give as little treats!

Broomstick Bags

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This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine

Your guests will fly home happy with these favors made from lunch bags.

What you’ll need

  • brown paper lunch bag
  • party favors
  • 12- to 18-inch long stick or dowel
  • raffia
  • black spider ring

How to make it

  1. For each broom, use pinking shears or regular scissors to trim the top few inches from a brown paper lunch bag. Fill the bag about halfway with party favors.
  2. Place a 12- to 18-inch-long stick or dowel into the bag and use a piece of raffia to cinch the bag around the stick, about two inches down from the bag’s top.
  3. Trim a handful of raffia strands so that they’re as long as the bag is high. Use another length of raffia to tie the strands to the bag, then spread them out to cover the bag evenly. Thread a black spider ring onto the tied raffia.
Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine