Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Halloween Fun

Sorry there was another huge gap in my posts... A few days after I posted I ventured to Nashville, TN with my Momma to visit my sister and her hubs. We spent a little over a week in the Dirty South and we even got to go to Charleston, SC. It was a fun trip and I'm glad I got to see my sister!
I'll post more about the trip later though, because this post is designated to more HALLOWEEN FUN!

When it comes to all the fun events I planned:

The day I got home from my vacation we had the "Scary Movie Night!" It was a lot of fun and I'm grateful that Brittney was able to host it. We just didn't watch any movies, haha! It was total girl time and boy time and it was so much fun!

The next event after that was supposed to be TREAT NIGHT but it got postponed. We'll be doing that on FRIDAY at my house and I'm super excited. :]

The next event on the list, which happened to be yesterday, was our PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST!
A bunch of our friends came over to eat yummy food and carve pumpkins. I had a ton of fun and I'm so glad people were able to come.

Here are the pumpkins:

My dorky pumpkin.

Andrew's Elvis pumpkin! He drew this himself. LOVE my talented hubby.

The Patchett's pumpkin!

The Fisher's pumpkin!

The Barrow's pumpkins. :]

Mine and my honey's pumpkins together. :]

I really had a ton of fun carving and who doesn't love a GOOD competition. Andrew's and The Patchett's pumpkins tied for first place! Since we were hosting, the Patchett's went home with the prize which was a pumpkin scented candle and some pumpkin shaped Reese's! :]

Like a lot of my events, I felt it was necessary for a favor to be handed out.
This is what I came up with:

All I needed was some clear bags, black ribbon, Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins, and a sweet note.
The note says: "You're one of the best pumpkins in the patch. Thank you for carving pumpkins with us! -The Lawrences"

They were really simple but I think they did the trick.

Now I'm looking forward to TREAT NIGHT on FRIDAY and our HALLOWEEN PARTY on SATURDAY!

Most of all I'm eager for CHRISTMAS and for all the fun events to be had!
Have you planned any fun events lately?! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I've been MIA for almost a month and I'm sorry.
There have been a lot of family events and Halloween planning around here and I just got distracted from the blog. I'll try to do better from now on...ESPECIALLY with so many fun things to show you this month.

This month will include posts about:

For now I'll share with you the "Save the Dates" I made for all of the fun Halloween activities I have in store:

I saw the template on Pinterest and altered it to fit my needs. Here's the original:

You can find an empty template by following the link...just another reason why I LOVE PINTEREST.

And speaking of the events I planned...tonight was the HAUNTED HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST.
My good friend Meagan was willing to host tonight's event and I was so thankful!
Each couple was in charge of bringing their own house and we decided to do an Italian themed potluck.
I decided to bring Fettuccine Alfredo and really cute Frankenstein Brownies.

I can't take credit for thinking these up all on my own. I saw them online a few years ago (Maybe on Betty Crocker?!) and made them for a Linger Longer but decided to make them again tonight! They were quite tasty if I do say so myself.
**On a side note, it was really rainy tonight and I had to put a tray on top of these to make sure they didn't get all wet and gross. On the way home there were left overs and I put them on my lap, but without thinking I started to get out of the car and DOWN the brownies went into the gutter. This may be a blessing in disguise though since I won't be tempted to eat these tasty (high calorie) treats, haha.**

Anyways, we ate good food and then decided to decorate our houses.
It was a lot of fun seeing what people decided to do to their houses. I don't have any pictures yet because Meagan took some on her camera, so I'll update this post when I get them.
I do have a picture of our finished house though:

We didn't win 1st place but I think it turned out pretty dang cute! Much better than last years:

Needless to say it was a lot of fun!

To top the night off I made cute favors for people to take home:

I saw an adorable favor idea on Pinterest awhile ago and knew I wanted to incorporate it into the holiday season. Here is the original pin:

CUTE HUH?! While out shopping I made sure I picked up Ghost Peeps, Graham Crackers, Hershey's Chocolate Bars, Ribbon, and clear bags.
I took a clear bag and put 1 graham cracker (broken in half along the line...so two pieces) in the bag, topped it with two Hershey's bars, and topped it with one Ghost Peep.
I tied the bag with black ribbon and knew it was missing a cute tag...

See what I mean? Cute...but missing something.
So I thought up a saying and went to creating. This is what I came up with:

Thank you for HAUNTING by! We can't wait to see you s'more this month at all of our spooktacular events."

Then I just added them to the bags for a very cute result:

I love having favors at events and think these turned out so cute.

I can't wait for the rest of the Halloween events and can't wait to have a great Halloween season. :]

Have you done anything Spooktacular lately?!