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Parties For Children: Halloween or Birthday (How To)

October 17, 2009
Holloween Pumpkin #2 by Xero79 (on Flickr)

Holloween Pumpkin #2 by Xero79 (on Flickr)

 by Novembertwothousandandeight (on Flickr)

by Novembertwothousandandeight (on Flickr)

Whether It’s Halloween (or Birthday) Here Is How To Throw A Hardy Party (For Children)

Purple Witch costume at Partypieces.Co.Uk (England)

"Purple Witch" costume at Partypieces.Co.Uk (England)

Disneys Little Mermaid (Ariel)

Disney's Little Mermaid (Ariel)

Want to throw a Halloween Party fit for a ‘Purple Witch’ and her 20 guests? Try ‘PartyPieces.Co.Uk’ (in England). Party Pieces is Renee Ashley Baker’s favorite holiday party company. It (the company) was founded by Carol Middleton, Mum of Kate Middleton (the sometimes paramour and friend of England’s Prince William).
Note: Don’t forget Ariel: The ‘Disney Little Mermaid Ariel” costume above can be purchased at PartyCity.com. PartyCity, a party supply store, also sells Darth Vader costumes (for men and boys), Star Trek Vulcan (for men and boys ) and various other costumes (including many for women and girls).

WHAT ABOUT A BLOCK PARTY?

Why not throw a Halloween “BLOCK” Party for 20 kids and 40 parents? Skip going out for “Trick Or Treat” this year and throw a block party for 20 kids and 20-40 parents. It’s easy. Just log onto Kate’s mum’s website PartyPieces.Co.Uk or — visit your nearest party supply store. Pick up supplies like orange and black paper plates, orange and black paper napkins, orange and black plastic spoons, orange and black light bulbs, scary plastic “skull” (or “witch”) tumblers, orange and black streamers, super sticky ‘spider webbing’, novelty “treat” bags (for 20), and oh–don’t forget the orange and black “custom” invitations (which you can deliver yourself door to door when you get back home).

JUST WHAT WILL PARTY GOERS DO AT THIS BLOCK PARTY? GET THE ‘HALLOWEEN NIGHT FRIGHTS’ OF COURSE. HERE ARE TWO “FRIGHTY” MOVIES FOR KIDS TO WATCH ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT.

For Teens and Tweens

Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil (2002)

For The Little Kids

Wednesdays Family

Wednesday's Family

And…

For The Memories….

President John F. Kennedy with Lil Caroline and Lil JJ at Halloween

President John F. Kennedy with 'Lil Caroline and Lil JJ' at Halloween

<emFOOD AND DRINK:

Just What Do You Serve At A Halloween Block Party For 20 Kids and 20-40 Parents?

The Kids Menu:
A tray of sandwiches: roast beef, turkey, ham & cheese (removed crust and cut into ‘tea sandwich’ size)
2. Juice Boxes (for 20 kids) and
3. Halloween Jello Parfait

The Parents Menu:
A tray of Monte Cristo sandwiches 2. A Swedish Glogg (made with Red Wine)

RECIPE: DELI MONTE CRISTO SANDWICHES
4 slices rye bread
4 thin slices deli ham
2 thin slices deli turkey
2 tablespoons deli coleslaw
2 tablespoons Thousand Island salad dressing
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 eggs

On two slices of bread, layer a slice of ham and turkey, coleslaw, salad dressing and cheese. Top with remaining ham and bread. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. Dip both sides of sandwiches in eggs.
In a nonstick skillet coated with non-stick cooking spary, cook sandwiches over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.
Yield: 2 servings

RECIPE: SWEDISH GLOGG (with Red Wine)
3 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 (750-milliliter) bottles dry red wine
1 cup raisins
1 cup sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes.
Strain liquid through a sieve into a bowl, discarding cloves and cinnamon sticks. Returns liquid to saucepan. Stir in wine, raisins, and sugar, and cook misture over medium heat just until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thoroughly heated. Serve warm.
Yield: 18 servings (serving size 1/2 cup)
Note: Nonalcoholic dry red wine may be substituted for regular wine, if desired.

RECIPE: HALLOWEEN JELLO PARFAIT
Jello Brand Gelatin Orange (for 20 children)
Cool Whip Whipped Topping Vanilla (for 20 children)
Food Coloring in Black (to color Cool Whip)

1. Prepare Jello in large bowl (and refrigerate till chilled)
2. Color Cool Whip (with food coloring and a large spoon)
3. Alternate Jello and Cool Whip ( in ‘tumblers”)
Serve With Orange and Black Spoons
Yield: Serves 20 children