Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ethan's Spooky Boo-tique GRAND OPENING

Phew! What a crazy busy last couple of days, but well worth every second spent. Today, we celebrated my son's fifth birthday with a bunch of his friends right here at home.  Previously I have led up to the making of the bootique and now I can finally reviel it to you! After seeing the sweet shoppe that was designed by Linnette over at Paperglitter and checking out her photos she posted I was able to draft Ethan's very own store front... BUT in Halloween decor to compliment his costume party.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spookified Jell-oOOoOo!

While trying to work towards executing Ethan's 5th birthday party as well as participate in a vendor pre-christmas sale in the same weekend, I figured I 'd better try to be nice to myself and pick things off the party "To Do" list in advance. 

As I have shared with you for the last few posts some of my ideas, putting them into actuality has been a little more difficult.  The candy corn toss game was a winner, the sweet bootique...ahh, err...let's just say it required refining... (okay, IT SUCKED!). Being a bit of a perfectionist, I have learned my lesson, and will not chince on the things that need to perform.  Thankfully,  my darling hubby has rescued me and aided me to get it done!  We did end up going the first route with using some styrofoam insulation we had downstairs (I love you honey!) instead of the el-cheap-o super skinny foamboard from the dollar store-'s built and covered (with wrapping paper none the less!) and Ethan's Sweet Bootique will be open for business come birthday time! You're going to have to wait for the grand unveiling it's sort of the main focus of the entire party.

Moving on, I have been doing some surfing and was racking my brain on things we could serve at the dessert buffet, candy corn sugar cookies, caramel candied apples, ghoulish punch, witches fingers, spider web oreos and then it hit me... when I stumbled across an old recipe for layered jello dessert.  I figured why not make it with some halloween flare...purple, green, yellow and orange; in cups that are small enough to be a good serving without over doing it.  So, I purchased 4 boxes (1 of each colour, 4 serving size package) and some plastic recyclable cups.  After getting home, I followed the quick set instructions and set out to make a four layered eye candy treat forty-five minutes at a time.  Yes, 4-T-5 minutes for EACH layer...this was very time consuming because each layer had to set before having the next poured on top of it. But WHO CARES! Because we have J-E-L-L-O!    I figured I'd spruce it up a little come party day with a dollop of whipping cream just before serving and top it off with a gummy spider, all tied up with a spoon ready for serving one cup at a time.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I was featured on PaperGlitter!

Not to sound like some crazy creepy stalker type...but Linnette {over at Paperglitter} featured me, ME{shriek! - I'm so geeky!} And with this great honour she has set the stakes EXTREMELY high for me a feature in her post today she highlighted my little guy's halloween birthday party from last year! It's all good...birthdays...they happen once each the same...which means  WE'RE HAVING ANOTHER HALLOWEEN PARTY this weekend! Simmer down! I promise I will share with you once it's all done and I have fixed up my pictures.  I have been working on Ethan's concept for a while now (which you already now), prebaking a lot of the goodies because {Yes, I am crazy..but that's besides the point} I like to do all the treats myself!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Big Sugar Lollipops


Back in the summer time my daughter decided we  she should sell cookies alongside her brother's lemonade stand, and I tried to bake up something fun all while replenishing the lemonade that was like a nonstop tap out on our front lawn.  I did manage to get the cookies baked, but not before they closed up shop for the day and so to my husbands dismay he was forced (once again) to eat sugar cookies..he was really upset {what a struggle to get him to take one for the team...;)} 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Candy Corn Toss - Halloween Bootique Party Game

My kind of candy corn!  Soft and squishy and ZERO calories...Ethan and I whipped this guys up today with the intention of using them for one of the games to be played at his upcoming Halloween birthday party.

 ...Meet "Candy The Corny Kitty" Bean Bag Toss...
She turned out better than I imagined :)  I just have to make sure her eyeballs and mouth will be big enough for the candy corns to fit through when thrown. {The white parts will be cut out to make holes}

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Sweet Bootique Party

Once again, I am so excited to start planning my son's birthday party...being an early November baby he has requested for the past 2 years to host a Halloween themed party. help me out in this department is one of my favorite people {and I am dead serious} Linnette from Paperglitter.  She has created a super fun new halloween line up from customizable kid currency,