Then Friday evening we gathered at a friend's church kitchen. 3 ovens were going to be necessary to get all the cookie dough we made cut into cookies and decorated! We recruited extra help!
|AJ trying to get cookies loose after cutting!|
While we cut, Amelia and Donna worked on frosting. Baggies of colored frosting were needed.
We soon realized we were going to be at church until 1am if we didn't get more help.
And the end result?
It took us 5 & 3/4 hours from start to finish, then a 20 min drive home, very slowly and carefully. 2 vehicles full of cookies. Boy did it smell good!Saturday was last minute cleaning of the house, final decorations, and putting out the food. Oh, lets not forget costumes! Before all the guests started arriving, Kelly thought we needed dinner! Look at this:
|R2-D2 and Gizmo fell asleep on the ice chest! I hated to disturb them, but we needed to ice down the drinks! They spent the evening in the laundry room!|
|A.R.F. Trooper AJ,|
|AJ had to see if the glow in the dark silly bands really glowed with the black light!|
|Devin was the winner!|
Aren't you a little short for a Storm Trooper??!?
|I caught Tyler in a picture! He is in the pumpkin shirt!|
|picking out goodies!|
|YIKES! A hand in the punch! (Tang & Sprite)|
|Another great face!|
|Double Trouble! Double Mummy!|
|Kim, looking beautiful!|
|Catfish does his own version!|
So, this was the party. I didn't want to post all 190 pictures. I figured you would be really bored!
The cool thing was that during the party, many of the kids came up to me and told me what an awesome party this was. They asked how long it took to decorate, said their Moms wouldn't do it because of the mess! But, hey you only live once, and I want the kids to have good memories. Yes, we had from 4 years up to 20+ as guests, then all the parents that stayed and helped and clean up! And I guess you could say Mom was the oldest! Everyone had a great time. So, aren't you sad you missed this ROCKING party?
Better plan to be here next year. We topped 100 kids easily. I never got any pics of the trampoline, but they were jumping with ghost-ties!
Next up? Halloween night! Have I got a laugh for you! Better come back!