My best friend, Gloria, threw a Halloween Party on Friday and since we hadn't done any Halloween activities yet (totally unlike us) we were all excited to attend. The forever working hubs had a short work day on Friday so you can imagine how thrilled we were that he would be coming along! On a side note-I'm so grateful for such a hard-working husband who, on his days off, doesn't think once about extra sleep but instead, uses every minute of his time spending it with his family. Lucky us. Ü Okay, back to the party.
The girls were anxious the entire week to put their costumes on for the first time this month. Sariah chose to stick with her costume from last year and rightfully so because everyone raved about how she was the perfect Cleopatra. :) Mady got a new costume this year and, against my wishes, chose to be a Disney princess. Now don't get me wrong..I love Disney. Huge fan. But seriously, every other little girl is a Disney princess for Halloween. Nonetheless, being the girly-girl that she is, she was so excited. It's really cold in Utah for Halloween so I promised her that she could wear her princess costume to the Halloween party indoors (because face it, wearing a dress is not warm enough for outdoor trick-or-treating) and that she would wear last year's Ladybug costume on Halloween night because it was much warmer. She agreed. The girls looked so cute once they donned their Halloween costumes and once my cupcakes and homemade Creamy Potato Soup were done we headed to the party!
The other kiddos at the party had some pretty fun costumes as well. The first thing I did when I arrived was to take photos before the candy made them crazy. I could not stop laughing when I saw the group photo of the kids. Check out Mike Meyers (Loi) and Mady. Way to be in character kids! Lol
After my attempt at taking sibling photos went awry, the kids headed back inside and played a few relay games before trick-or-treating around the house. We set up a soup-in-a-bowl buffet for dinner and enjoyed the selections of Broccoli Cheddar, Clam Chowder and my Creamy Potato Soup with bacon bits, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Yummo! Seven Layer Dip and Funeral Potatoes accompanied the soup along with cupcakes, witch hat cookies, cream puffs and Halloween cupcakes for dessert. I must admit that my cupcakes weren't as great as I wanted them to be because we were short on time. They sure weren't lacking in flavor though. Check out my Halloween cupcakes from last year here. Ü