July 27, 2009

Halloween in July (or a good excuse to purchase remote controlled tarantulas)



Most of my followers know that my family is obsessed with Halloween. Even though it's still July (I really don't want to hurry summer along..I love having the girls home and Mr. Mom in full force), Chris and I have already begun plotting a few new games and decorations for this year's party. With the success of last year's kid-friendly party (we had over 120 guests) we need to get the creative juices flowing early.



Please note that this year's party will be held on October 30th ...more details to follow later this fall! The face-painter, popcorn machine and all the other fun carnival games will be back. We are hoping to make this year's party a fundraiser for Pearl River Outreach. Families can donate whatever they chose (if they chose) and the money raised will be used to provide specialized medical training and foster care to Chinese orphans. We've been involved with this organization for almost a year (thanks Kay Bratt for the tip) and are excited about this venture.

Now, onto my tarantula story...

Target has a bunch of their National Geographic toys on clearance. While we were looking over the toys, we noticed several remote controlled tarantulas. Chris and I both came up with the idea of having tarantula races and picked up several boxes of them. Penny (our cat) spent the night attacking them in the kitchen and sunroom. They are going to be a fun new Halloween game addition. We're thinking we might even jazz them up with a bit of glow-in-the-dark paint...hee hee!

Here's a sneak peek of Josie playing with her tarantula (she's even wearing last year's Halloween pajamas in celebration).





Happy "early" Halloween...moo ha ha (insert evil laugh here)...

9 comments:

Steffie B. said...

OMW....you crack me up!

Shanna said...

Sooo funny! I am totally stealing your spider race idea for our party! Heading to Target today. BTW~ Penny looks uncertain about the new toy. hahaha.

Staci said...

I love the tarantulas! We have the real thing at home, you can borrow if you like :0)

Cindy said...

any type of spiders are not my friend....:-) you can count us in for this years event.

Nikki said...

OK, seriously how could you pass those up?
Very cute.

Karin said...

Oh my gosh....my stomach lurched when I saw that spider!! It looks so real. Ewwwww..... :)

Erin said...

I am always so entertained by your family's festivities around each and every holiday. Thanks for sharing your creative spirits with all of us!

Susan said...

And to think that on Halloween last year I had first contacted you regarding Josie since we had just gotten Maiya's files to review! I recall you telling me that you guys were having a Halloween party that day, but I had no idea what you had in the works! Halloween will always be special to us, since that is the day we locked Maiya's file. Although, I have to admit I've always be a huge fan of the holiday ; )

Terri said...

You are just so festive! I love reading about all your plans and ideas. :) Ok..Josie is going to need some new halloween pjs this year! That girl has grown!!