Our Halloween party gets bigger every year. We invite all of the girls' classmates and their families, teachers, our friends and colleagues with children, relatives and anyone who's attended in previous years, and we do it open house-style so people can just drop in and drop out -- because October weekends fill up fast!
We've learned how to allocate our time to ensure we hit all the notes we want, and still feel relaxed enough to enjoy the party and our guests.
We always have a theme. My girls have been obsessed with Wicked forever-- and the touring company will be in Omaha this spring -- so this year we went green.
My husband spends his time on the big ticket décor:
We keep the food super simple -- only things that can be made ahead of time or purchased:
The entertainment couldn't be easier:
I always put out a Bloody Mary bar with tons of garnishes to give adults a little project, too:
We sent everyone home with Hag Swag Handbags:
One thing I wish I'd done was buy up green things as they'd gone on sale (i.e. after Christmas and St. Patrick's Day) throughout the year. I will definitely be on the lookout this year for the Halloween 2018 -- the girls have already picked out the theme!