Jen showed me the cutest invites (I'll get a picture of them and post some time) where you wrap the envelope in gauze, and hot glue two eyes and a little spider to it, thus creating a mummy. The insert was really cute too.
As we all know, Martha Stewart is the queen of Halloween. I recently purchased her Halloween magazine and found all sorts of cute ideas. Last year, we made the alien cupcakes--they turned out really well. I think this year, I'm going to try the mummy cupcakes for the party (to go along with the invites of course)
This year, Gabby has decided to be Anastasia, so yesterday we went out and purchased a pattern (Simplicity #9902) and are using the sleeping beauty pattern, but we're altering a few things so it ends up looking like the dress in the picture above (I might have bit on more than I can chew on this one). For the record, I'm saving no money making the costume myself--fabric alone was $25 (and it was 40% off) and the pattern was an additional $8 (regularly $13). You do the math!
And of course there must be ice cream right? Directions for the jack-o-lantern oranges are here.
These pumpkin treat bags are another idea from the great Martha Stewart that I'll probably use for the party favors--love it! Of course, I don't know that I want to give out candy in the bags (there's a little too much of that going around on Halloween anyway, who needs more). I'm thinking maybe a popcorn ball, or pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (those aren't too sugary). any ideas?