Happy Monday friends! We had a great three day weekend spent pumpkin picking, watching football and spending time together. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Halloween Family Boo Bash we had on Friday afternoon! We enjoyed working together as a family to put the ‘bash’ together. It was just for our little family, so we could make it just how we wanted and didn’t have to worry about getting too over the top with all of the details. But I think we made it a pretty special event. My eight year old declared it one of his favorite days of all time!
We do holidays BIG around here! We love talking about and planning for the next holiday after the last one is over. So we try to make it a festive season around here in anticipation of the next holiday. Every year I try to do a Halloween themed dinner. Sometimes it’s the actual night of Halloween, but usually that night is too hectic, so I plan for another night ahead of time. This year we planned a Halloween Boo Bash on a day the kids were off of school.
I wanted to share some of the details with you and show you how simple and easy it is to plan a spooktacular Halloween celebration!
PLAN A FUN MENU
The kids and I brainstormed food ideas together to come up with our menu. As you can imagine, desserts were the priority! We kept it all fairly simple. As I talked in this post, I am all about taking a ‘semi-homemade’ approach. I like to mix in store bought and easy to make ideas with some fun, more elaborate recipes.
Our menu for the party:
Halloween Chex Mix
Halloween shaped pasta
Scary apple teeth
Carrots (gotta throw in something healthy)
Iced Sugar Cookies
Rice Krispie treats
SET A TIME & DATE
Pick a time that you can devote a few hours to putting it all together! We knew we’d have a busy few weekends before Halloween, so we decided on a day the kids had off of school. We opted for a lunch party and luckily my husband was working from home, so he was able to join.
Once you decide when to have the party, start building excitement. We talked about the party all week leading up to it! Of course I had to advertise the party with my Lightbox.
BUY All THE SUPPLIES
I actually picked up some of the supplies before deciding to have a Boo Bash. As soon as the Halloween decorations start coming out, I look for things that I could use throughout the season for a fun night or event.
I sometimes get small gifts for the kids for the holiday. I ended up getting each of the kids a Beenie Boo and Halloween mints to give as favors at our bash.
It’s way more fun when you can collaborate together as a family. I gave each of the kids one of the menu items to be completely in charge of which they absolutely loved. I could not have pulled off this lunch in the amount of time we did without them. I think making it a family affair really made it special. The excitement of the event really built as we were putting it all together.
Rice Krispie treat duty!
Happily working side by side!
He loved being in charge of sugar cookies! Thanks to a boxed recipe it was pretty easy!
My youngest was in charge of mixing the Chex Mix and M & M’s. Can we say yuuuuuum?
Don’t buy these unless you are okay with eating a whole bag! So good!!
Laughing here because every time I tried to take a picture of them, one of them was licking icing off their fingers!!
Pouring drinks for everyone…
SET THE MOOD
Find some good Halloween tunes and get all of your Halloween decor on display! We listened to this station on Amazon!
Now for the best party–PARTY! You’ve done all the work so now it’s time to enjoy! The reactions on my kids faces was truly priceless. Kids truly enjoy the little things! They aren’t looking for perfection. They just want to have a fun time with their parents and family. I think we made that happen that afternoon.
That’s a wrap on our Halloween Boo Bash 2017! Hopefully this inspires you to make your own Halloween fun with your family. Find some fun things that work with your family and make it happen. I can guarantee you, that you are making memories for years to come!