Trick-Or-Treating Lantern

Kid-Safe DIY Lantern to make and take Trick or Treating PagingSupermom.com #halloween #kidscraft #trickortreat

This eerie lantern is way more fun than a flashlight to take trick or treating! We recently saw mason jars turned into adorable lanterns, but cringed at the thought of our costumed kiddos tromping through the neighborhood carrying glass. So our spookier version is made from a plastic mayonnaise jar.

Kid-Safe DIY Lantern to make and take Trick or Treating PagingSupermom.com #halloween #kidscraft #trickortreat

SUPPLIES: To make this lantern you’ll need an empty plastic jar (we preferred the Kraft Mayonnaise jar shape) along with tie wire, wire cutters, acrylic craft paint, decoupage paste, paint brush and a battery-operated tealight.

How to make this Eerie Halloween Lantern from a Mayo jar at PagingSupermom.com #halloween #tutorial #trickortreat

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Elegant Egyptian Birthday Party

Egyptian Themed Birthday Party and Pyramid Cake

Elegant Egyptian Themed Birthday Party and Pyramid Cake

I’ve been dying to share my oldest daughter’s birthday party since, um, January {blush!} Crazy how time flies. I guess it’s better late than never though, right?! In my defense, at first I was waiting to share all the lovely details from this party because it was to be featured over at Hostess with the Mostess, but enough excuses… I’ll start with my favorite party detail — Gilded Egyptian Princess Cuffs!

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Country Ghost Party: Decor + Food Table

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Wow. I just went through all the pictures from Harrison’s Spooky Country Ghost third birthday party! There’s a lot to share, so I’m dividing everything up into a couple posts. Today we’ll talk about the Decor + Food Table, tomorrow we’ll cover the Recipes then come back next week for the Games + Activities!

Per Harrison’s request, rather than decorating with a lot of ghosts, we decided to have each little guest come as a spooky spirit. The invitation provided a white bed sheet with basic instructions for each guest to come appropriately disguised. The little ghosts did not disappoint!

My friend Jenn from JennV Photography was on hand to capture the ghosts and all the party details. For a complete round-up of the photobooth pictures, check out Jenn’s site. I especially loved these ghosts!

Isn’t that mustache sticker fun? Liam, our mustache-wearing ghost was a little wild, so we reinforced the sticker to the sheet with a glue gun for some extra staying power, and it worked great.

My favorite part of the entire party is Harrison’s outfit. I love his striped socks with his black Converse and white ghost costume. It’s so three! And I love that he INSISTED that he and Liam wear their skeleton pajama tops under their ghost costume… because under “real” ghosts are skeleton bones, right? I just love his logic.

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