Halloween Hoopla Part 2 Trick or Treat and Second Birthday Party Time!

Halloween Hoopla Part 2 includes Anya’s pre-trick or treat birthday party with our neighbors, trick or treating, and yet another birthday party with our family and close friends (who are really our family).

Having two parties required some planning. Something that helped was planning similar menus and making food that yields a lot of servings so I could split between the two. Not to mention two extra helpful hands from my mom 🙂 Check out the parties, the menus, and the results below.

Party 1 – Boo Anya’s Two Pre-Trick or Treat Party

The Menu:

  • Hallow”weenie” Bar – Hot dogs with topping options
    • Plain Jane Hot Dog: Ketchup, Mustard, Onion, Relish
    • Reuben Dog: Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Thousand Island (cole slaw can be added too)
    • Chilli Dog: Chili, Onion, Cheddar Cheese
    • Slaw Dog: Chili, Cole Slaw, Mozzarella
  • Slow Cooker Mac n Cheese
  • Taco Dip
    • 2 blocks of cream cheese mixed with 1 jar of picante sauce, pour in casserole dish, top with shredded lettuce, then shredded Mexican cheese, then chop and sprinkle tomato on top, serves well with scoop tortilla chips (I skip the lettuce)
  • Veggies and Dip
  • Pickles
  • Ranch Pretzels
  • Clementines with Halloween Faces drawn on them, missed a pic of these
  • Fall Salad
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
    • Variety of soda, juice pouches, beer, water


  • Decorate your Halloween Egg Hunt bag
    • Brown bags and stickers from Oriental Trading
    • Crayola washable pip-squeak markers worked out great
  • Halloween Egg Hunt
    • A Pinspiration, Halloween decorated/themed plastic eggs for a Halloween Egg Hunt, great way for kids to get their candy.
    • Eggs purchased from Oriental Trading, plain eggs decorated by myself with a Sharpie


  • Glow sticks for happy haunting when trick or treating that night.

The Results:

Decorate Halloween Bag Station

Decorate your bag station, covered our cedar chest with a festive table-cloth, was the perfect height for little ones to get crafty, favors (glow sticks) to the side. Decorated with ghost string of lights.


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Halloween Egg Hunt

Halloween Egg Hunt. Eggs from Oriental Trading. Skelton egg came with face on it, Alien egg glows in the dark, faces drawn on other plastic eggs with a Sharpie

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Trick or Treating and Halloween Costume

I was a bad parent and didn’t get a great photo of Anya in her costume on Halloween, but I did capture this at her daycare Halloween Parade. Can you guess who she was?

Boo Monsters Inc. Halloween 2015

Boo from Monsters Inc. Easy costume. Shirt from Old Navy to match the color of Boo’s shirt, Pants we already had from H&M, Purchased the ball hair ties on Amazon, and the Sully Back Pack was a birthday gift purchased on Amazon.

Trick or Treating Halloween night with some neighborhood friends, was too dark for photos, but we caught Boo Eskimo kissing a dinosaur 🙂


Anya’s Second Birthday Party

The weekend culminated with Anya’s final birthday celebration.

The Menu:

  • Hallo”weenie” Bar
  • Tortellini Soup
  • Pepperoni Casserole
  • Taco Dip
  • Veggies and Dip
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Homemade Hot Bologna
  • Pickles
  • Ranch Pretzels
  • Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Clementines with Halloween Faces
  • Desserts
  • Drinks
    • Variety of soda, juice pouches, beer, water


  • No planned activities, knowing that these party goers are frequent playmates they stayed entertained outside in the nice weather.


  • Halloween cups filled with Halloween straws, erasers, stickers, candy, bracelets, vampire teeth, etc. IMG_6049

The Results:

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Fanning the smoke :)

Fanning the smoke 🙂

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