Bambina Mia
Toddlers, Parties and a Day in the Life.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Spooktacular

Bwa-ha-ha-ha! Halloween has finally come and gone and I am so over fake spiderwebs stretched across my house and all things zombie! It is official - I am ready for Christmas to get here. But before I hang a sprig of mistletoe I thought I'd share some photos from our family's Fourth Annual Halloween Spook-tacular. We had a great turn out of kids (and adults) ready to carve up some pumpkins, bob for apples and parade in their costumes.

I received so much wonderful feedback from partygoers regarding the decorations, food and dessert displays. Please enjoy the photos and Happy Halloween! (Only one more year before we get to do it all over again - oy!)

The spooky dessert buffet

Putrid Pudding cups

Perennial faves - the candy apples

Sour apple cotton candy

Cockroach cupcakes - adorably disgusting

Malted milk balls

Dollar Tree swirl pops get dressed up for Halloween.

Menu for the night

Overview of the creepy kitchen

Spider pod people - loved these!

Guess how many Ogre Boogers are in the jar (366!)

Mad scientist specimens on the bakers' rack

Specimen details

Abby's playhouse lands on the Wicked Witch!

Pumpkin carvers hard at work

An oldie, but a goodie - always a hit!

Hailey and Abby - 2010

Hailey and Abby - 2009

Julia is Snow White

Baby Lilly and Andrew

The motley crew - Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Go Bananas Shower

This shower for my soon to be sister-in-law's cousin was so much fun to pull together. The only guidelines I was given was to go with a monkey theme. Other than that I had free reign to "go bananas" with all the special touches - so I did! A mix of bold, graphic patterns in cherry red and happy yellow with lots of monkeys and bananas thrown in make this bright and cheerful shower pretty irresistible. Check out more photos for all the great details!

Guests leave notes for mommy-to-be on the Wishing Tree.

Favors and custom snack cones on the buffet

The party favors: Chocolate "Chimp" Cookie mix

Favor details

The dessert buffet

To go bags for the candy bar.

Love love love how these marshmallow pops turned out!

A little ribbon transforms Ding Dongs into King Kongs

Coordinating picks and wrappers

The five layer cake!