Saturday night we had the biggest Halloween Zombie Bash ever! My son had 11 of his friends over for 3 hours of fun, food, games and haunted trails. He spent hours outside with his friend and Dad making the “haunted trail” and decorating the front yard and party spot. He even helped me clean inside too!
We were very blessed to have received almost all of our food, snacks and candy from various sponsors!
Thanks to Kmart for Justin’s Zombie Costume! It was a big hit and very popular. Another friend of his has the same costume!
Did you know that when it comes trick or treating, decorating, parties, pumpkin carving and candy- Americans will spend an average of $72 on Halloween, $7 billion overall (National Retail Federation, 2014). Your dollar goes further and your candy bowl fuller when you shop at Kmart. , Kmart is your affordable one-stop shop for Halloween, offering “more thrills” than any other retailer so you can spend less time planning and more time trick-or-treating with the kids. Check out my son’s Totally Ghoul Mens’ Zombie Halloween Costume:
We had sooo many tricks and treats! One of the big hits were the Zombie Ball Poppers from Hog Wild Toys.
Hog Wild Toys has some of the most creative and innovative toys available. From poppers, to flyers, puzzles and more. You can find so many exciting things to play for your kids or yourself with Hog Wild Toys.
About the Monster Poppers:
Introducing our own Monster Poppers line up. There’s no valedictorian in this class — just four funky monsters that shoot soft foam balls up to 20 feet. Just stuff in the ball, squeeze their middle and shoot! The harder you squeeze, the further they fire! Each includes six soft foam balls. Safe for indoor, outdoor, and outer space play.
This Halloween, why not give your kids some of their creepy, cute monster or zombie poppers!
Don’t forget the snacks! We had popcorn, Lentil Harvest snaps, YumEarth Candy, and Tru Moo Orange Scream Milk!
We had YumEarth Organic candy that was a huge hit! Don’t tell the kids, but I kept the bag of fruit snacks for me ( I LOVE THEM) but they got lots of sour beans, lollipops and more!
We believe YumEarth tastes better because we choose real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients
grown on sustainable family farms to sweeten our lives and yours…and because we love spectacular flavor
and hand craft all our flavors to make them all tart and bright and delicious!
YumEarth treats are made with all-natural ingredients, no artificial colors or artificial dyes, no gluten, no
peanuts, and no tree-nuts, just award winning taste. YumEarth organic lollipops and organic drops are
kosher parve as well. Learn more about our ingredients here.
A big thanks to Tru Moo for the Orange Scream Milk! The kids loved it! Even my hubby drank some. We decided to make an Orange Creamsicle drink with ice cream and a little ice blended up! Shhh, we may have added a little adult spirits to ours after the kids left!
Have you ever tried G.H. Cretors Chicago mix popcorn? It’s Buttery caramel corn and rich cheddar cheese corn- two flavors in every handful! Did you know it’s Gluten-Free and contains non-GMO Ingredients? Don’t tell the kids that we ate lots of the popcorn before the party because it was sooo good! It’s very addicting! Shop now and get FREE shipping until the 31st.
About G.H.Cretors Chicago Mix:
Today we make our Caramel Corn just like Great Grandpa did- in old-fashioned copper kettles, one batch at a time. Then we mix it up the Chicago way, with our rich, creamy, Aged Cheddar Cheese Corn to create the perfect combination of Sweet and Salty. You don’t even have to come to Chicago to try this special treat. From our kitchen to yours, enjoy!
Have you ever heard of Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream sandwiches? Find the recipe HERE!
Another great snack we had at the party was Harvest Snaps! We had Lentil Snaps, Snapea Snaps and more! Harvest Snaps are BAKED, not fried, delicious and better for us! The Snapea crisps are made from 70% pea and Lentil snaps are made from 65% lentil. I love all the different seasonings they offer too! Even the kids liked them!
The smooth, mild flavor of the pea is already delicious. So why mess with Mother Nature? We simply sprinkled it with a little salt to bring out the flavor and, voilà! Natural goodness, made great. Perfect for a post-workout snack, lunch side or crunchy topping on a salad, Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps are so simply good, you can eat them with anything, anywhere. To find out more about Harvest Snaps, go HERE.
Not only did we have treats to eat but we had treats to keep! The Ball poppers were fun at the party. But SQULZ©,Hip, Interchangeable patches for all ages were fun to take home. Lots of the kids can to school today wearing their new bracelets with cool patches!
These SQULZ© were perfect for the girls and guys at the party. There were pink and red ones with girlie patches and blue, green, black ones with more “tough” patches with them. My son had a good time making his before everyone came so he could show them how it was done. I have to admit, these are my favorite and I kept some for myself. 🙂
SQULZ© (pronounced “Skulls”), HIP Interchangeable Patches for All Ages, is the result of Luca and Nico’s (my boys) and Sarah Lacharlotte’s (their mom, a.k.a. me) creative collaboration to create a quality design conscious and innovative accessory that appeals to the kid in all of us.
Our original designs are available in countless colors and combinations and we hope that you will enjoy mixing and matching them as much as we enjoy creating them! Currently featuring neoprene, lightweight velcro, and elastic wristbands, as well as hair accessories and ball chain necklaces as the platforms for the patches, designs are in the works for many other accessories.
Check out the SQULZ© website HERE to find out how you can order some for prizes for your next kid party!
And what kind of parent would I be if I sent all the kids home full of sugary snacks stuck in their teeth? Everyone got a Firefly Electric Toothbrush in their goodie bags!
With all the treats collected on the big night, most parents find it tricky to manage kids’ sugar consumption, a major culprit in the childhood cavity epidemic that is consuming the country.
About the FireFly Toothbrush:
No one wants to be the curmudgeon who puts a damper on all the fun, and now they don’t have to. The keys are moderation, and good oral care! After trick-or-treating, let kids pick a few pieces of their favorite candy to enjoy, store the rest away, and then get them brushing immediately with the new FireFly Ready Go Light-Up Timer toothbrush. It is a bright and sparkly cap to the night that extends the fun without adding to the sugar rush. It also makes a great party favor that other parents will applaud.
The FireFly Ready Go Brush has a colorful traffic light theme, and it “times” brushing so that kids do the job thoroughly — flashing bright green for “go,” “yellow” for halfway there, and “red” for finished. On Halloween, make it extra fun by letting little ghouls and goblins brush in the dark. . It also has a suction cup holder so it can be stored upright on the counter for less clutter and better hygiene.
So overall, we all had a great time at the party! Kids went home tired from running around, and slightly buzzed on candy and cupcakes! Everyone loved their goodie bags… Did you see what everyone got?
Special thanks to all the sponsors that made our party a HUGE success! Thanks for all Justin’s friends that came and joined us!
Have a Happy and Spooky Halloween!