Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Party 2010

This post is photo intensive, so if you have a slower connection, it might take a bit longer to load.  Food tables set up along the back and side walls.

Putting out the finishing touches and taking photos before the feasting begins.

We had lots of room for people to manuever around the food stations while still having some inside seating.

Dessert and treat table complete with cookies, cake, candy, toys, light sticks, and flashlights.

Adapting an idea I saw at Home Depot, I used a step ladder with buckets wedged between the rungs to hold chips.

Did you know that Chef's drive tractors and pull hay rides around here?

Lexi was a pink cowgirl this year and is enjoying a bite with her friends.

Haybales around the firepit provided more seating for munching. It was so warm this year that a fire was not necessary, but you just have to have a big bonfire on an October night.

Witchie Poo had a rough landing, but at least the hay broke her fall.

The tire swing is always a favorite.

We opted not to have the outdoor movie this year for fear that we would blow a circuit....we are thinking it might be a good idea to run a new electric line next year.  We had the extention cords loaded and the lights  actually blinked a couple of times...yikes.  To avoid disaster, we played bingo instead.  I had plenty of cards but needed more markers, so we used pinto beans.

After all the fun is finished and most have gone home, Alden takes a minute to wind down.

It was a great party and I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!!

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J Bar said...

So interesting seeing this celebrated. Something we don't do in Australia.

southerninspiration said...

You do such a great job with parties....I wish I could be there for one! It all looks great! I love the idea of the step ladder with the baskets for the chips!!


Kim's Treasures said...

WOW!!! The dessert table looked amazing! I love how you had the 3 buckets of chips too! Great job! I am so glad you posted more pics! I was hoping you would.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Anita, You certainly did a lot of work! But when you have a pink cowgirl it is all worth it. It's so nice that the little ones have a safe way to celebrate and have a little thrill! Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, Anita, you certainly lay out a wonderful spread and do up the place! What fun and I'll bet the kids were sorry when it ended {some adults too I bet}.

WoolenSails said...

I just love what you did, it is so fun and great food and storage ideas.


Theresa said...

Looks like so much fun and LOTS of work went into this wonderful party! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Jane said...

This looks like such fun! I know you spent a lot of time getting this ready. It looks like everyone had a great time, how could they not. Everything looked spooktacular!

Donnie said...

Those were beautiful party photos. I'm glad I got to see them. Thanks. Looks like everyone had a ball. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what a fun festive glad you shared all the pictures...

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What amazing tents, and it looks like your party was a hit!

Linda said...

Great party! We used to have a Halloween party every year when our boys were they have it at their house! Just one question? Were's all the costumes? Thanks for sharing!!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

When you throw a party, you really throw a party! This is a big deal and it looks like such fun. I love all the details you thought of.

Shana said...

What a fun party!!!

Americana Lady said...

Wow, Anita, your party looks amazing! What a thoughtful party you plan! It looks festive and fun. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to miss it. I am glad you shared it.Ü Thankful for blogging friends, ♥Joan