Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Behind The Scenes-Halloween Party

Here are some photo's of behind the scenes at our Halloween Party:

The adults had fun too :)

My Rice Krispie Halloween House Party!!

I was so pleased to be accepted in to the House Party's Rice Krispie Party! I spent a good amount of time planning and thinking of fun things...and then realized, my apartment was just too small to hold this kind of party, so my mom let me use her home to hold it in!
My cat helping out ;)

We began the night before, me and my son made a ton and I mean a TON of Rice Krispie treats. House Party provided us with 4 boxes of cereal-we used 3 of the boxes and made about 5 trays of treats. The provided Rice Krispie bowl scrapers worked really well to cut square treats! I cut shapes of Ghosts, Pumpkins, Frankenstein Heads, and people shapes-to make their own Dracula, Zombie, Mummie, ect.

 Other fun foods we had were a Pumpkin veggie platter, cute little sandwiches, and Cheese balls.

When the kids arrived, (all decked out in their costumes) I had them decorate their cups with stickers and write their names on them. I poured them some Spooky Halloween Punch and gave them a fun pumpkin straw. Then we started on decorating the Rice Krispie treats. I provided orange frosting and chocolate frosting, gummy worms, gum drops, mini M&M's, and a ton of different sprinkles. Each kid made their own "contest treat" and the adults judged them at the end. (While judging, the kids munched on the other foods.) I used the Rice Krispie "Best of" award certificates for each treat to be a winner, All in different categories; For example: most hilarious, most creepy, ect. And each kid got to pick one of each prize, from the prize bowl. Which included: stickers, Halloween rings, fake Dracula teeth, glow bracelets, and glow in the dark lizards. And they got to take their winning treat home with them.

 After this, we played "Guess The Monster Parts" where I had a box with separate containers of gross feeling foods inside and the kids took turns feeling each one, then had to guess which part of the monster they thought it was. Blanched grapes were eyeballs, homemade Gak was snot, carrots were bones, cooked pasta was intestines, and baked cucumber slices were ears.
This game was full of laughter and many "Ew!!"s  haha. Check out some of the reactions of the kids below haha you gotta admit it's so much funnier when they're edited! :)
Then the kids did a coloring contest where they had to color their pumpkin and draw a face on it, all while their eyes were closed!! or at least not looking at the paper ;)
The winner of this won a box of Rice Krispies cereal =)

 We all had a lot of fun at our Halloween party!
   I think it turned out really great!!

*Thank you House party for providing me with cereal, bowl scrapers, and a chef hat, to get this party started!  

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My Cute Rice Krispie Kitty

As I previously wrote, we were chosen to hold a House Party for Kellogg's Rice Krispie treats. In the process of me and my son making a ton of treats, I would empty a cereal box of it's plastic, and throw the box on the floor. My kitty would run and slide across the floor to try her best to fit her little big body inside the boxes :) Eventually my husband set up a mini Rice Krispie box obstacle course for her :)

Guess The Monster Parts -DIY Halloween Game

Guess The Monster Parts in a box is one of the Halloween Games four our Halloween Party. 
It's super simple to make and the kids have a lot of fun feeling the parts 
and trying to guess what it is they are feeling!

To begin, I had a good size box (the one I receive my House Party supplies in!) and I painted it a neon green and glued eyeballs all over. I came up with different textured foods to use and went to work.

I blanched grapes and boiled long noodles. 
Baked Cucumber slices and made homemade Gak. 
And grabbed some dried out carrots I had been waiting to use. 
 The kids reaching their hands in to feel the grossness :) 
Check out my party post to see their facial reactions!!

At the end of everyone feeling and guessing, 
I lifted the lid of the box and let them see inside, to what they were feeling :)

It was gross and fun all in one!

DIY Spooky Halloween Punch

I followed the Kool-Aid Punch recipe from Kraft's website which you can find HERE.

To start, you need 3/4 cup of Kool-Aid Sugar sweetened drink mix (mine was Tropical Punch flavor) and add 6 cups of hot water to it-to dissolve. After it's all mixed together and the sugars are dissolved, you add in 1 cup of orange juice and one cup of 7up or similar.  Mix well and refrigerate! Use for party or when it's cool. I felt that I needed to add a bit more 7up to counteract the sweetness from the Kool-Aid. Do as needed. I made the punch the night before my Halloween party so it had plenty of time to cool.

To make the spooky hand in the punch bowl, I took some of the just made punch, added food coloring to change it from the red color to a darker purpley color and poured it into a plastic glove. (pre-rinsed) I hung it from the shelf in my freezer, using a wooden clip. And let it freeze until the party. Right after I poured the punch, I grabbed the frozen glove/hand from the freezer and cut the top knot, to begin pulling the glove off. This part was trickier then expected which caused me to break part of a few fingers :( But it still turned out pretty good! And the punch was tasty!

*Click here to view our complete Halloween House Party.*

My House Party Package

As a Member of House Party, I was selected to throw a Rice Krispie's Halloween Party!!

 In the House Party package, I received:

 4 boxes of Kellogg's Rice Krispies
1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies chef hat
1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Mixing bowl 
13 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Bowl scrapers

Kinda sad that the chef hat doesn't fit me or my 5 year old son...but it's still a cute gesture :)

Here we are getting prepared to make our Rice Krispie Treats!
Thank you House party for providing me with cereal, bowl scrapers, and a chef hat, to get this party started!  

Stay tuned for our Rice Krispie Halloween Party post to come!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wiskin' Wafflez #8

Choco Chipster Crunch'Ola's I used free coupon for, Finish Powerball dishwasher detergent, "Does This Church Make Me Look Fat" book to review ,Pine Bros Throat Drops to review, Free coupon for Lindt Lindor chocolates, Big hunk candy bar + buy1 get1 free coupon, my freebie monthly Martha Stewart and Family magazines,

 Holistic Select Dog & Cat food Samples, Purex Laundry Detergent to review, Noxicare pain cream & shirt to review, House party Kit, Thit! Shirt, Tail Town Friends figurine, Texas Gas Bumper Sticker,Tide coupon, Everyday food Magazine,

 Several Birthday email coupons since my birthday was on October 6th
  • Marie Callendars: Get $5 off an entree and a free slice of pie
  • Buy One Get One Free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery
  • Papa Murphy's Free Cookie dough with purchase of pizza
  • Free movie popcorn
  • Sizzlers $2 off Salad Bar Coupon
  • $5 Off Coupon to Perfect Look
  • 100 Disney Movie points
  • Jamba Juice Coupon for $2 16oz Smoothie