Posted on Nov 16th, 2009 by Allison (Family/Friends)

Cute spider cakeI know I’m a little late – but here is how I spent my Halloween.

Traveled to Salt Lake on Thursday, where I indulged in 1/2 of a Judge Brownie, a Chicken Tostada Salad at Cafe Rio, and made a Halloween cake with Ashley.

Turned out cute, didn’t it?

Friday afternoon we headed to my mom’s “cabin” near Fairview, UT to spend the next 24 hours with my mom & Bart, and my kids/their families. The cabin is actually a very beautiful and spacious log home built almost entirely by Bart. He’s a manly man.

I think my entire condo would probably fit in the upstairs loft. It’s really lovely. And my mom had decorated the loft so cute for the party.

White tailed deer in the grassWe saw several of these deer. They’re beautiful animals, but we’re not happy that they devour every plant my mother tries to grow (except the lavender).

After the mandatory family photo shoot (those pics will be in another post) we got into costume and started the party.

Witches Grandma Alli and Marie

Granda Rene Witch
Three of us were witches, but my mother costume was, by far, the best. The teeth made her talk funny 🙂
Kennedy vants to suck your blood

Kennedy was a vampiress.

Emily was the Little Mermaid… here, wrapped as a mummy by her Japanese dad.

Mummy wrapping

The “mummy wrapping” contest was the big hit of the night. Each team had to wrap each other fully and quickly.

Emily and Brandon won – but Marie & Jennifer, Kennedy & Bart made valiant effort.

Mummy wrappingKennedy & Bart

After a game of pumpkin bowling, costume parade, dancing to the Monster Mash, and distribution of prizes, we were ready for cake. But first, a group picture.

One batty family

Room on the BroomAfter cake, it was story time. I read the girls a really cute book called Room on the Broom. Then we tucked the girls in their sleeping bags for the night…

Next morning we were greeted with a wonderful hot breakfast. The guys did guy stuff (I don’t know what it was) but the girls decorated pumpkins with felt eyes, noses and mouths that Ashley and I had created, and the women crafted decorations out of wood, glitter glue, paint and glass beads.

Crazy pumpkins

Then it was back to Salt Lake for trick or treating!

How did you spend your Halloween?

(13) Comments   


Jana on November 16th, 2009 at 8:26 am

Wow! What fun! Adorable family pics. The cake look delicious. I’m curious if fondant is something you make or buy?

Jana on November 16th, 2009 at 8:29 am

Halloween at our house consisted of 14 teenage girls eating spagetti, going out trick or treating then back to our place for a sleep over. At 2:30am I was done with the noise and told them to go to bed. It’s the last weekend Halloween they’ll get to do this, so I wanted them to live it up.

Ashley Rae on November 16th, 2009 at 9:32 am

Thanks for the post, mom!! I need to find some time to post about halloween… maybe I’ll do it by the end of the year. lol.

Thank you again for coming down and for the wonderful party you put together! We all had such a wonderful time. Great memories for everyone 🙂

Jana- you can either buy or make fondant. However, the kind you can purchase tastes pretty nasty. So we made this fondant out of marshmallows 🙂

Jean on November 16th, 2009 at 10:13 am

Looks like such a fun party. How wonderful to spend Halloween and have a party with your family.. Love the costumes, games and pumpkins. Your all so creative.

We have a Halloween party each year and it is the Highlight of Halloween for me.
We usually do it the week end before Halloween .. so halloween I stay home and pass out candy to all the little ghosts and goblins.

Robert on November 16th, 2009 at 11:16 am

I worked all day and then took Little Javier trick or treating that night. His plastic pumpkin was almost full..

He’s gained so much weight that I ‘accidentally’ forgot the candy when we left the next night to return to New Jersey…..

Photos are great. Cabin sounds wonderful.. Maybe having the party and a few sweets would be better than going trick-or-treating… Maybe I can plan something like that next year and phase out that portion of it. But, it’s so ingrained in kids and there’s no way they aren’t going to remember it, so…. my dementia will need to be utilized again in the future I suppose..

Jennifer Pearce on November 16th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Such a fun party!!! Thank you very much for all your hard work and creativity in our behalf. It was awesome!! Great photos too. 🙂

Anne Heartsong on November 16th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

So sweet! Love that you had such great family time.

Chris on November 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

What a blast!! LOVE Irene’s costume–those glasses really do a lot for her. 🙂 The mimes are also lovely. And your cake is amazing–how do you do that icing? Is it fondant? Good grief, you guys should be on Ace of Cakes.

paul on November 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

What fun. I’m very impressed and jealous. My family is waiting for the Jerry Springer call. Who knows? It may be fun.

Brandon Pearce on November 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

This party was so much fun! Thanks for all your hard work putting it together. We all had a great time, and it’s fun to see the pictures, too.

Michelle on November 17th, 2009 at 7:52 am

There is absolutely nothing better than a Halloween costume party, and it looks like you guys had so much fun. I wish I could have been there! Irene in those glasses and teeth were hysterical. Her cabin looks beautiful…how fun…a new tradition for you guys.

Irene on November 17th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

It was soooooo much fun. Thanks for all the work you did. You made it so fun. I loved being a part of it. It made a wonderful memory for me. The cake WAS darling and delicious. The costumes were fun, everyone was a good sport, the crafts were fun and turned out really cute. Love the pictures and looking forward to seeing more of them. Thanks for the darling gift bags you made and individualized for everyone.
I sure love and appreciate you.

Kristin on November 19th, 2009 at 12:05 am

I am so glad you were able to go down and have the party. It looks like so much fun and great memories. And what a lovely place mom & bart have there to host a party! I wish I could have come.

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