The Bach family has been busy all weekend, through Trick-or-Treat night, getting ready for Halloween. We had our first ever Halloween party on Sunday for the Bachsters and a bunch of their friends. I'm happy to say that the party was a big success! We planned several games and activities for all the little "monsters" - one of the best games we had was a doughnut game, in which you tie a doughnut to a branch of a tree and the person has to try to eat it without using their hands. It's definitely easier said than done, and all the kids had a blast:
We also had a "spooky relay race" in which the kids had to race across the lawn holding an egg on a spoon (and all the eggs were painted like Jack-'o-lanterns. This was also a lot of fun and helped the kids burn off some energy from the monster pinata candy:
We also had a bean bag toss game, and we painted pumpkins for our crafty activity:
We ended our party with pizza & cupcakes by the bonfire. It was so much fun - I can see this turning into an annual affair for us!
The next night was Trick-or-Treat. The Bachsters dressed up as Bumblebee (from the Transformers), Darth Vader (that's my tomboy girl!) and glam-witch. Ranger was a punk rocker. Here's a shot of the crew before leaving:
It was such a fun Halloween - with lots of sweets & treats & time with friends!
Edited To Add: I can't believe I completely forgot to mention that we also made the neatest Haunted Forest! Well, it was all my DH's idea & execution and he did a great job. The kids walked on wooden planks through the trees and bushes in our back yard, and spooky Halloween ghosts and spiders lined the path. The kids all loved it, and we even kept it up so that the Bachsters can enjoy it for the next few days!