I only had to make four of them.
Graphics from the My Paper Crane free Halloween printable - which I'm not able to find now for some reason...
Bunting + two Cinderella Pumpkins from our garden (we're cooking them tonight). Photos of the kids in Halloween costumes when they were toddlers (one photo is on a table). The book basket in the living room holds fall and Halloween books.
Donuts on a string was a huge hit - and hilarious.
Coloring pages from here.
Foam stickers galore.
Little treat bags - my favorite part was the little mini-coloring book (folded from one sheet of paper from here (definitely my new fave site for printables).
Not shown: Halloween memory (from last year), pumpkin bread, popcorn, candy corn, nine costumed guests and their moms, and a showing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! which I think most kids don't watch as much as mine do, so they were surprisingly into it. Also generally running around and playing.
Also not shown is the super cool pumpkin bean bag toss I was going to make... yeah, that's not shown because it didn't happen. And that's okay.
It was short, pretty low key, and just what I was going for. I had to keep the guest list super small for a couple of reasons: space, fear of overwhelming Thomas, and my sanity (but there were a few of you out there that I really wanted to invite, too!). Just a little Halloween themed playdate, really, for my kids - since they don't get a class party. Hmm, I guess I'm room mom every year!
Oh, and one more Halloween themed project - one day I had the kids go 'Ghost Hunting" - I gave them a seemingly blank sheet of white paper and their watercolor paints and told them to paint. They didn't know that I'd drawn ghosts on the paper already with white crayons, so as they painted they found some cute happy ghosties.
They LOVED it. Monkey even wanted me to make him another sheet to do later.