Our friend, Courtney, is always on the move (literally). She just moved cross-county for the second time in a year and, with most of her belongings in storage (including Halloween decorations), she still managed to throw a darling Halloween party for her children (she has 2 boys and triplet girls). Courtney's friend, Nanette, silk-screened cute Halloween t-shirts for prizes.
The party began by decorating graham cracker "haunted houses." I have said it before and I'll say it again: do as much party preparation as possible in the weeks leading up to the party. You will be much less stressed, making the party much more enjoyable for everyone (yourself and your husband included!). With that being said, hot glue the graham crackers houses together in advance.
Courtney's husband was worried that this activity might be too juvenile for some of the older boys but everyone, from ages 2-10, quickly got into the candy decorating fun.
Courtney strategically planned the food for lunch, trying to keep the sugar content to a minimum since many sugary sweets were to follow. She made "mummy" pizzas on mini bagels using pasta sauce, mozzarella string cheese and sliced olives for "eyeballs."
I absolutely love Courtney's Nutter Butter ghosts. These couldn't be easier to make – simply dip half of the cookie in melted white chocolate and add miniature chocolate chips for "eyes." I suggest making these well in advance.
For the "haunted houses", I like using chocolate graham crackers and chocolate frosting. You can see more photos here.