I don't think there is anything cuter than a bunch of babies dressed in adorable Halloween costumes! So it seemed like a no-brainer that I should throw a Halloween Playdate. The challenge - maternity leave was over, and I didn't have much free time.
I tried to keep it really simple and baby friendly - nothing too scary. I mainly stayed with black and orange, and happy pumpkins and such. I curled black, orange, and white ribbon and hung it from the ceiling at the edge of each room. I also hung ribbons and small pumpkins from the chandelier that was over the food table.
The party was between meals in the afternoon. I decided to just do desserts to keep it simple. If I were to do it again, I would have had another table with snacks. I think a lot of people skipped lunch and having substantial snacks would have been better. Lesson learned!
- Worms in dirt (just chocolate pudding, crushed oreos, and a gummy worm)
- Chocolate spiders
- Fruit Kebabs
- Halloween Oreos
- Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Pie (from Costco)
I also had a small spread out for the babies (who were mostly between 5 and 9 months):
I didn't have time to make any personalized labels for the soda bottles, but I found these premade labels from Party City for $1.99, and they worked great (it probably would have cost me more to make them).
I spread blankets on the floor, and I spread my son' toys around the blankets for the babies to play with. I also set up a coloring station for the older siblings. I printed free Halloween coloring pages from the Internet and I put crayons in a pumpkin treak or treat pail. The best activity of all was seeing the kids all together in their costumes.