Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy One Year, Moo Moo's & Tutus!!!

Well, today is THE DAY...MY BLOGIVERSARY!!!  Today, one year ago, I posted for the very first time.  I want to thank all my readers who have gone with me on this journey!  It's been so much fun & I've gotten so much daily inspiration from reading all the amazing blogs out there!  I had hoped to have 100 followers by today & I'm at 98 right now!  So, if you read my little ol' party & craft blog, and you are not a follower yet, it would MAKE MY DAY if you would become one!!!

So, today, I thought I would go back to my very first post about having a Monster Bash!  To celebrate my blogiversary, I designed some monster circle tags and a Monster Muchies template that can be printed onto treat sacks.  I found some really cute white ones at Sweet that I ordered for our Halloween party!  Skip to my Lou also has a free template & directions on how to print onto the bags here.  

UPDATE:  I've had some gals tell me that they were having problems downloading the printables, so I changed it.  They should work now! :)

Download the Circle Tags HERE

Download the Treat Sack Template HERE.

********So, here's my first post..."The Monster Bash"********

In the spooky spirit of Halloween, I thought I would share some ideas for a Monster Bash for the kiddos. I always do this with my kids in my classroom every year as a part of my “No More Nightmares” unit.

Little monsters enjoying their “Monster Mash"
Have guests come with their favorite mask. You could even send a blank mask in their invitation to decorate. Party activities could include…(1) Monster Freeze Dance (to the song “Monster Mash” of course) (2) Don’t Get Slimed – use green silly string and let the little monsters run wild (if you can go outdoors) (3) Monster Movie Madness: Monsters Inc., Monster House, E.T., etc.
The highlight of the party is the dessert. Let the monsters make Monster Mash. You will need the following ingredients…
1. Halloween cups or bowls
2. Vanilla ice cream
3. Mini chocolate chips
4. Mini marshmallows
5. Whipped Cream

Next, serve each child each ingredient as you make up a spooky story. For example…

”Once upon a time on a spooky Halloween night, {insert your child’s name} was walking through the woods. He noticed out of the corner of his eye, there was a ghost (BOO!) walking beside him. So he reached out to shake his hand and OOOOHHHH his hand was all gooey from the Boo Goo {give each child one scoop of vanilla ice cream}. 

Then, as he walked slowly along, he saw a great big spider in the road. The spider, being friendly, said “Don’t worry, I won’t bite you…see, I’ll give you my Fangs {give each child a handful of chocolate chips}. 

As he kept walking, a little faster now, he heard giggling from the forest. When he looked closer, he saw two mummies. They were tickling each other’s Mummy Toes {give each child a handful of mini marshmallows}. 

So, he thought these woods were definitely strange and he ran out! BUT WAIT!!! What was that sound?  The leaves were rustling, the wind was blowing, and all of a sudden, he got SLIMED {give each child some whipped cream}. Ooooohhhh gross! So, we’ve got boo goo, spider fangs, mummy toes, and slime…the only thing that can make it better is to mash it up…so on the count of three, everybody... 
1…2…3…MASH!!!!!!!!!! And DEVOUR!!!!!”



staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Love the printables!!

Alison said...

Happy blogivesary my talented friend!! I am having trouble linking to the printables... not sure if I'm doing something wrong. But I LOVE your idea for monster mash. What a fun play date or family activity! Super duper cute! Thanks my dear!

Daphne said...

I fixed the downloads (I hope), so they should work now! Thanks for letting me know, friend!