Costume Parade Parade — Fabulous Family Costumes

Pt. II I love all of you, who like me, go a little crazy about a family costume theme.  It is hard to orchestrate, but very impactful when you walk in to the party as a group!  If you are still working on coming up with a family theme for this year, maybe one of […]

Costume Parade Parade — Clever kids’ costumes

It’s time to Parade some of my favorite costumes from the Costume Parade Party!  They were really all fantastic, so you should go back there and visit them all, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you some of the ideas that caught my eye.  Since there were so many great ideas, I’m breaking […]

Festive FYI’s

Hey, Arizona peeps! Blogger and local party planner Michelle, has just opened her own party boutique in Glendale.  She is having a big Grand Opening party tomorrow (probably today by the time you read this) and asked me to help spread the word.  I’m hoping to drop by with my crew to check out what […]

My Halloween Mantle and other creepy decor

My Halloween mantle this year is brought to you courtesy of the creative people in blogland (and some Hobby Lobby and Target Clearance items). The “Eat Drink and Be Scary” download is from Craftily Ever After who also has some other fun download options.  It adds a fun punch of orange to my mostly black […]

Costume Parade–Linky Party

Kids are home for fall break, so we pulled out the costumes to try and figure out what we are going to be this year.  Please share your posts of costumes past in the linky party at the end of this post, so we can get some more ideas.  Here are the last several years […]

Halloween 2009—the big reveal…

TOY STORY: Yes! You were all right about our Toy Story theme! Which either means that you read and pay attention to my blog, or else you are just really smart (both?). These photos were taken by Peter Thatcher at our church Halloween party. I’m so glad he does this! I can’t ever get the […]

Halloween Food Fun & a Guessing Game

My husband is a good sport… I try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible these days (yes, I’m still pretty pukey, but hopefully will feel better, soon!). So at my request, he made these cute “mummy dogs” for dinner last night. I have seen this kind of thing featured around the […]

Halloween Inspiration

Busy day! Story time and a costume parade for my baby at the library this morning. My Halloween episode of Mom Time TV airs in just a few minutes (you can catch the uncut version at, later, if you miss it). And tonight I am teaching a class on Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks for […]

Halloween Present–Decorations

Here’s where I am at with Halloween decorations, right now. It may get spookier before Halloween arrives, but I wouldn’t bank on it, since someone is turning 2, and the Miracle Workers are returning for a visit before then. It will be a busy October. Here is the outside. I have been waiting to put […]

Ghosts of Halloween Past – Part II – Costume Parade

Well, the short version, anyway. I have a thing about family themed costumes. I don’t know how much longer the kids will play along, but I usually base the idea on something at least one of them is excited about. The parents are usually an accessory. I suppose I won’t be ruining any huge surprises […]