Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pilgrim Hats

Last night the girls and I made pilgrim hats for our family night treat!! They turned out pretty cute and tasted good, too!! Kind of like a Moon Pie! These little hats are easy to make. All you need are large marshmallows, fudge stripe shortbread cookies, chocolate almond bark and yellow squeezable icing. Just melt the almond bark according to package directions, coat a marshmallow with the chocolate(just roll it around in there with a fork) and put it on top of the fudge side of your cookie. Let them dry and pipe on a yellow square for the buckle of the hat! Too cute!

A half-eaten pilgrim hat! Yummy!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vipers Win! Vipers Win!

The fall 2010 soccer season came to a close last Saturday. Trent's team, the Vipers, finished up the season with a win over the Pumas. Way to go!! I know it's hard to see in these pictures but my son is out there playing. He's #13. In the dark purple jersey.

The Vipers had a good season and I think Trent matured a lot as a player. He did a great job this season of encouraging his team mates as well as passing and getting himself in positions to score. In the last game he scored 3 goals!! His team did a good job together!! We were also happy to have a good coach for our boys and girls!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monster Munchies

I know Halloween is over, but I want to share some of the "monster munchies" we had at our party!Maybe you can keep these in mind for next year! Yeah, I know I said I would share them yesterday, but I just couldn't fit in blogging yesterday. Before I share the treats, take a look at my goblins up there. I realized I didn't show a pic of them together. Laci, the skeleton girl;Trent, the 80's rocker(although he didn't have on his outfit or his super cool inflatable guitar. He was feeling very back-in-the-day Bon Jovi,btw!);and Ivy, the nice witch!

Monster Munchy Menu
Frankenstein Fingers
Pumpkin Bites
Mummy Cakes
Monster Munch
Goblin Goop & Chips
Assorted candy
Moldy Bones & Blood
Swamp Juice

Moldy Bones & Blood. You can find the recipe here. Although for these, instead of using one whole bread stick, I cut each bread stick in half length wise first to make them thinner.

Always a favorite in our house, finger cookies. This year instead of the regular version I make that looks like the fingers have blood(red gel) and jagged fingernails(blanched almonds). I made my friend, Kim's, variation,Frankenstein Fingers. The kids loved them! You can find the recipe on her blog, Kim's Korner, here!

Along with the fingers, I just did a store bought pumpkin cookie, too. Some kids will just not eat those fingers! They are a little creepy!

I made mini cupcakes and piped rows of vanilla icing with my leaf tip to look like a mummy face. The eyes are mini chocolate chips.

Our favorite cheese dip was the goblin goop!I thought that was appropriate since the kids tell me that dip looks like throw up! I know . Gross, right! But it tastes soooooo good! You can find the recipe here!

Also on the menu, were gummy worms and peanut butter cups. I thought I needed some fruit on the menu, so I put some grapes in a dish and called those eyeballs! Yummy! Swamp Juice, green fruit punch, was our party drink. Monster Munch was served in these cute treat holders from Hobby Lobby! I simply added green food coloring to melted butter and mixed it in with the pop corn. I don't think I'll do this one again, though. The kids ate it, but the pop corn sat there and got kind of stale and yuck! This one is off the list!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Bash 2010

Friday night we hosted our first Halloween bash!!! Our house was FULL!! I think we had a total of 14 kids come to the party! We had food, games, music, dancing and most of all, FUN! I have to admit, at first, I was a little overwhelmed. I mean it was 14 kids(plus 5 parents), but I just went with the flow and the party turned out pretty good! Thanks to my husband who jumped right in and helped make food,provided us with some Halloweeny tunes and lead some of the games! Here are some pics from the party! Tomorrow I will share pics and recipes for the party food!

Our first game: The Mummy Wrap! Laci and Anna are wrapping Grace, their mummy!

Next game: Witch's Brew. Their were 3 teams and each team had to suck up paper bats and ghosts with a straw and put them in their bowl without using their hands. The team with the most won!

I think their favorite part of the party was doing the Cha Cha slide, Cupid Shuffle and attempting the Thriller dance.

Last game was the Spider Web game. Basically everyone stands in a circle and one person holds a ball of black yarn,holds on to one piece and throws it to another person. When you're done you have what should resemble a spider web, although the kids said it was a star.

Monday, November 1, 2010

So Very Busy

Okay, so as you can tell, I'm waaaaay far behind on my posts. The past two weeks have been so very busy for us! It's been this practice, that practice, church activities, and yada yada yada. I know you all are very busy too! We all enjoyed Halloween and its festivities and now I feel like I can breathe a little easier. Oh wait...... Christmas is coming! Let the fun(and craziness) begin!

These pics are from a few weeks ago when we went to the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch in Clanton, AL. It was a fun time! We went on a hayride, picked out our pumpkins, and had some yummy treats! Those pumpkins were painted by Laci and Ivy just a couple days ago in time for the trick or treaters!!

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