I need to get a picture of the mummy invitation that I mentioned earlier. The one pictured above seems easy enough (I'm all about easy after the baby shower) and very kid friendly, after all, this is a kid party.
As far as what to do . . . I like to start kid's parties off with a craft (keeps them quiet and they can work on it as the other kids trickle in). I'm thinking play dough creatures would be a fun, unisex activity (and it would be in line with my budget if I make the play dough myself).
After all the kids finish their creature, we'll do a cotton ball relay race where the kids are in 2 groups and race to transport cotton balls ("ghosts") from one bucket to another using a spoon.
And then it's on to the donut on a string game (or bobbing for apples--is that sanitary?) where I'll hang donuts on a tree by a string and have the kids eat them without using their hands (this is one my mom did at my birthday parties and it was always a favorite). I'll probably use mini-donuts to avoid an immediate sugar high (Gabby is quite sugar sensitive).
Following the donut game, we'll have the snacks I mentioned in a previous blog along with apples slices, oranges and carrot sticks.
If I have time, we'll do "pin the hat on the witch" or something like that.
I still haven't decided exactly what to put in the party favor bags, but I'm thinking along the lines of a craft to do at home, a glow stick, and maybe one treat. I'm planning on having the party last 1 1/2 hours.