Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Savvy....Spooktacular Halloween Play Date

September 30, 2010

BOO!!!! Did we scare you? Didn't think so. Welcome to our first Halloween "Spooktacular"

Play date. We wanted the day to be nothing less than fabulous for our kiddos and friends so greeting them at the front door was this adorable Anders Ruff "Boo!" sign (a free printable) that set the Halloween mood right away.

It's not a Halloween play date without a little friendly Bewitching right? How cute is this little witch we had as our door greeter with another free printable "The Witch is in" sign we downloaded from Clickable Party.

As soon as our ghoulish guests came inside we started our lunch time recipe. What do you get when you pair hot dogs and crescent rolls? A yummy "Mummy Dog" for a delicious hands on snack. We gave each child their own crescent dough triangle and a hot dog and let them "dress" their own Mummy Dog to their liking. As soon as their Mummies were wrapped we popped them in the oven and let the kiddos outside where we had set up the rest of the Halloween Spooktacular day for them to enjoy!

When we were planning this play date, right away we knew it had to be at Bri's house. Her back yard alone is a canvas of possibilities. We had so much fun creating this table and are so excited to share our Amy Atlas inspired table. Here is what we came up with.....take a look!!!!

We of course used an amazing group of talented women to help pull this festive Play Date together. We found complimentary printables from Tweedle Dee Designs. The yummy Spooky Circles, Pumpkin Pops and Pumpkin cupcakes were provided by the wonderful Kolby Kakes. And the Savvy find that we think finished the table was the $3 bat garland that draped the front of the table from a local store here in CA called Tai Pan, every Savvy shoppers dream!!!!

This Spooktacular Play Date could not have happened without a trip to our local Dollar Tree where we found glittery spiders, googly eyes and plastic pumpkins (See craft). A recipe, we still have yet to perfect, is our version of a healthy candy corn treat made out of fruit. (Post to follow) Our Glamorous giveaway this week, a hand painted chandelier canvas with rhinestone detail, comes from Canvas by Kerry which we used to decorate our drink table. Bake it Pretty gave us inspiration to use cupcake liners as popcorn holders for everyone to snack on while the Mummy Dogs were baking.

So here is our kids version of Mummy Dogs. Yea, we know they are missing eyes and are halfway dressed, but that is the fun part right? Yet another Savvy find and FREE printable we found were these sweet candy corn cone holders from Skip to my Lou that we used as hangers filled with more popcorn.

With every Play Date as you all know, we incorporate a recipe, a story and a craft. For this craft we found plastic pumpkins from The Dollar Tree that the kids painted and decorated with pieces of felt, googly eyes, and glittery pom-poms. (Post to follow on how we did this). We wanted these pumpkins to be sort of like Mr. Potato Heads, where the kids can change around the eyes, nose and mouth by simply using Velcro.

We ended the Day with Kolby Kakes delicious Pumpkin Pops and a story. The kids intently listened to The Spooky Smells of Halloween A Scratch and Sniff Book by Mary Man-Kong. The kiddos loved the cute story and really enjoyed the Smells of the Spooky Season an Adorable Seasonal Read....

So the day was done. Their tummies were full and the craft was made. Ella B captured it all and even got the kiddos together for a group shot all dressed up in Sweet Things fashions and other homemade costumes. Aren't they too Cute??


Amy & Bri


  1. What an amazing play date! You ladies are incredibly creative, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Absolutely adorable!!! In love with every detail!!!

  3. LOVE IT! Thanks for using our boo sign!! ;-) Great work!

  4. Wow, that looks like such a great party for some darling little spookies! What a fun day and great inspiration for the upcoming season. Great job!

    Christene from

  5. Looks great and like a lot of fun!

    Shelley @

  6. Great job girls! Looks like a fun day! I love the candy corn fruit skewers. Those may be on my Halloween menu :) And Kolby Kakes has done it again. It's too bad your readers can't taste wonderfully amazing her cake pops!

  7. This is beautiful and inspiring! I have a dessert table to design for my son's Spooktacular Fall Dance in a few, and I love the way you designed yours!

    Thanks for using my free frameables! :D

    {Clickable Party}

  8. wonderful party! Thanks for the link to the candy corn cones. I missed those somehow.

  9. Thank You all.....Fun Day! Glad to hear that we were able to share some Savvy ideas and finds that you found helpful. Thank you for the kind words. Smiles~

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    I featured your Halloween Play Date on my blog today! Check it out and be sure to grab a "Featured Button" from my left side-bar!

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)