Halloween Party Treats – Witch Brooms

There are some really iconic characters around Halloween; Vampires, Mummies, Ghosts, Bats, Frankenstein, and Witches! Here is a cute, simple treat idea for your home or office Halloween party. All you are going to need are mini Reese’s candies and pretzel sticks. Unwrap how ever many Reese’s you want or fill up a tray, and flip them upside down. Gently stick the pretzel into the center of the cup and ta-da you have mini witch brooms! A tasty treat of salty and sweet at your next get together.

DIY Costume – Identity Thief

Normally this would not be a joking matter, but it is a creative and easy to do Halloween Costume idea! All you need for this one is a pack of name tags from your local Walmart or Staples and a plain t-shirt. Write different names on each tag and stick them all over the shirt. Now you can safely steal identities around you! I love pun based costumes, there are so many good ones out there. What are some favorites you have seen before?

DIY Costume – Pac-Man

Pac-Man is one of the most easily recognizable gaming characters across multiple generations. Up until now, all of the DIY costumes we have posted were pretty straight forward. This one is going to be a little more in depth, but the results are worth it!

Materials:
Cardboard
Duct Tape
Glue Sticks
Spray Paint in Black and Yellow
Hot Glue Gun
Box Cutter
Ruler
Straight Edge
Traceable Circle (ex. Hula Hoop)

Instructions:

  1. Use your large circle to trace 2 patterns onto the cardboard. Make sure to use the straight edge and ruler when adding in the fake mouth so it is realistic. Arm circles can be drawn using your duct tape, just make sure it is big enough for your child’s arm!
  2. For the connecting center, measure from shoulder to shoulder and then add 1/2″ – 1″ of wiggle room.  Cut your connecting center so the cardboard is horizontal.  This way it can roll and take shape.
  3.  Once you have your center cut, roll it up so it will take shape easier.  Next make a line 1/2″  on each side.  Take a blade and make cuts up to that line, bending inward as you go. It also helps to score this line from top to bottom (cut, but not all the way through) so the edges bend easier and make for a cleaner fold/line.
  4. Begin your assembly by hot gluing and duct taping the pieces together. The mouth section should be made of stiffer card board, so measure and cut that separately.
  5. Once all of the assembly is complete, it’s time to paint! Spray paint is a nice quick way to do this, and you can learn some tips and techniques from the video below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB_MtpaMYaY
    Leave the black mouth pieces unassembled and spray paint those separately.  You can add these once the entire yellow piece is painted and dry.

DIY Costume – Domino Duo

Sometimes costumes are better when you do them together! This is a great option for a couples costume, friends, or your kids to do together. For this you will need matching set of leggings and plain t-shirt which can be found at Walmart or Amazon, as well as felt in the opposing color (Black if the clothes are white, or white if the clothes are black, or whatever color you want the dots to be really). Cut out the circles and place them ahead of time to know where you want them. Then you can use hot glue to attach them or sew if you are handy with a nail and thread! Super easy and another costume under $20 for Halloween!

DIY Costumes – Scuba Diver

Over the next couple of days we are going to start helping you get prepared for Halloween! There are some really cute, easy, fun Do-It-Yourself costumes out there and we want to share some of our favorites with you.

Prepare yourself to take on the ocean with this cute easy DIY Scuba Diver costume! This is one of the most adorable costumes out there. All you need is a black pants and matching long sleeve top, some old soda bottles, spray paint, electrical tape, rope, hot glue and matching colored goggles and snorkel set.

Tape together the two empty soda bottles (once they are rinsed out of course), and spray paint desired color. Then secure with electrical tape around the middle. Use a hot glue gun to attach the rope to the top and bottom of each bottle to create arm straps. Once secured, accessorize with a belt, goggle, snorkel, and you are all set!

Tip: You could always spray bottles with glow in the dark paint or fill with glow sticks in order for your little ones to be seen as they are out trick or treating.

Back to School – Intro

BTSIntroBack to school party can be done for any age group, for teachers wanting to have one more good time before class is in session or even for the Moms the day school is back in session.

For the kids and teachers, planning the party to be like a mini school day can be a lot of fun….reading time, lunch time and recess time….then send everyone home with a goody bag that might include a pencil, eraser, a snack and perhaps a cute folder and writing pad.

This week’s blog will include some ideas for this party and even for the Moms back to school party which could be mimosas and morning munchies, sending home a few lunch time recipes as the favor. Keep an eye out for the next blog this week – RECESS!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Back to School Party – RECESS!

BTSrecessIt’s Back to School Party time and you need some ideas for RECESS – here are some!

Things to do at the party:

Play bingo – cards can be printed off the computer. Kids love to play (so do adults) and prizes can all be related to back to school supplies.

Great activity – hula hoop – have the kids do the hula hoop all together or one at a time. Time them.   Try two together – that is fun and lots of laughs.

Play Red Rover, Dodge Ball, Ball and Jacks, Hopscotch – all those fun “oldie” games!

And to finish off your recess time – have photo time.   Set up an area with cute school things around it such as a desk, chair, sports equipment, books and a banner that says back to school with the year on it.   Send photos via email to parents after the party for a great memory saver.

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003