Welcome back to part 2 of the halloween birthday party I did for my 6 year old daughter. If you missed the dessert table from part 1, you can check it out here. Let me start out by saying that I have no idea what those two spiders on the bottom left are doing. You think I would have noticed that when I was taking the pictures but alas I did not and one of my children is having the last laugh. Any who, let’s just pretend that there is no crazy spider love going on in the picture of the party favor station above. Thanks for doing that. The station welcomed the party guests and had a cute halloween chalkboard sign. Can you tell what it is? My husband couldn’t but my daughter saw it right away.
It is a pumpkin! A fancy swirly chalkboard art pumpkin. See it now? I decorated it with spider webs to add to the halloween feel.
Also on the table were the trick or treat party favor bags. The bags were homemade and I have a tutorial coming up on how to make them so make sure to keep your eye out for that. I know you will. The bags were empty when the party started and each guest received one upon arrival. The kids used them in a Trick or Treat game that we played. More info on that in the next post on Party Games.
I hung a simple happy birthday banner from the mantel and decorated it with mini pumpkins and more of my spooky sticks.
The banner was made with kraft colored pennants as the base, book page circles distressed with black ink and black circles with the letters cut out of them. I separated the words with a little black bat.
The kids were invited to come dressed up and we took a picture of them in front of this spider web back drop using a Fuji Instax camera. The Instax works like an mini old school Polaroid camera. You can see it in action in this post. They loved getting a picture of themselves right away!
I also made a witch’s curtain using black garbage bags that hung on the front door. I didn’t get a pic of it but I got the idea from Martha Stewart and you can get there through here. I found that the garbage bags that worked best were the high quality black ones. They really stretched well. The cheapo ones just broke. In addition to that I hung some orange string lights in the room we were using and taped up a bunch of black bats with glow in the dark eyes painted on them. Sorry for the lack of pictures. As I mentioned in my part 1 post, I wasn’t really blogging at the time.
Stay tuned for the Halloween Party Part 3: Party Games!