Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Party

Each year we give an annual
 Halloween Party for our grandkids.
 Here are some pictures and recipes from last years event. Enjoy.
     The Invitation


  One of the  The Tables
The plastic tablecloths, orange chargers, paper plates, napkins, cups and skeleton straws were from the Dollar Tree. The Halloween tree as the centerpiece is one that I have had the last few years. I bought the plain black tree at a Wholesale/Retail floral and decorating store and then put on cute little halloween ornaments. 



White 'brains' decorated chocolate cupcakes with soft pliable 'rats' from Target  and red piping gel blood.
 Gory but Fun.


We put black spider rings in ice cube trays with the water to add some fun to the orange punch.

My dear friend and neighbor Michelle brought over cookie dough, almonds and red piping gel for everyone to make their very own 'bloody fingers'

We had real pumpkins in the field behind us so that each child 'picked' their own pumpkin to take home.

Both Children and Adults decorated their own
sugar cookie.
Here one of our little 3 year old grandaughters went to town with  the icing. But she had the time of her life.

Our son in law...Shaun was in charge of helping everyone dip their own caramel  apples

Photo and recipe from Taste of Home
      For lunch each person made their own
Hot dog Mummies 
  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • 10 hot dogs
  • Prepared mustard
  • Separate dough; roll 10 pieces into 24-in. ropes. Insert a Popsicle
  • stick into each hot dog. Starting at the stick end, wrap one dough
  • rope around each hot dog, leaving 2 in. of the hot dog uncovered at
  • the top for the mummy head.
  • Place mummies 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Place remaining
  • breadsticks on another baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Add dots of mustard for eyes.
  • Save leftover breadsticks for another use. Yield: 10 servings.
The party was a 'howling' success. No one wanted it to end. And we're doing our 2012 Halloween Party  next Saturday October 27. There are so many wonderful and fun ideas that we want to do this year thanks to pinterest. We know it too will be great fun!!!
THANKYOU for joining me. It's wonderful to have you drop by. I love hearing from you.... so do comment and let me know you came.  


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Grandaughters October Birthday Tea Party

October is so beautiful and I glory in the gorgeous changing colors of autumn which are now in abundance everywhere I look.  There is nothing quite like the beauty of fall.
 And this time last year I gave many events. One was for my
7 year old gandaughter
Emma's birthday party. She wanted a tea party of course.

These photos were taken before I started my blog and with an old camera. The pumpkin plates I bought several years ago on clearance after Halloween for a buck a piece. I wish I had bought more at that price. And the pumpkin cups came in a box of sets of four and I bought a total of a dozen. Again I wish I had bought more. I use them ALOT during the fall season.

The grands LOVE our little Halloween Tree. Each year they like to  add to its branches. Of course it's on center stage with the birthday treats.
There were lots of fun treats including these darling spider ring cupcakes.
My daughter made this adorable teapot birthday cake and her little Emma was delighted!!
Among the MANY FUN activities, each little girl frosted and decorated their own pumpkin cookies. This one was made by Emma's favorite Aunt Carolyn.
Each little girl got to take home her very own tea cup filled with treats and a little gift bag for them to make their own 'smore' ghosts.
The party was deemed a success by all who attended but especially by our beloved little birthday girl Emma.
THANKS for joining me for our little tea party soiree. I will be showing more tables and treats before the months over. So please stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Apples and October....

Today I made a wonderful apple dumpling recipe that I have come to love. And I want to share it with you.  It's called.....

Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
Here I've scooped it out of the pan and put it on the plate. It makes its own delicious sauce.

I made a pan of six to take to a dear friend who just had a baby and then I put two in individual each for my husband & me.
The only thing that could have possibly made it any better was a scoop of ice cream or a big dollop of whipped cream!
So Simple....So Easy....and So Fast

 Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced into 8 wedges
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough (8 count)
1/3  cup butter, melted
 1/2 cups white sugar
½ - 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 – 8 ounces mountain dew soda

1.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or spray with cooking spray  a 9x9 inch baking dish.
2.   Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
3.   Mix melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over the apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew™ around the dumplings.
4.   Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven  until golden brown. Makes 8 dumplings.
THANKYOU for joining me today. Hope you
try this recipe. I know your family will
love it.

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