The Competition is on! Bobbing for Apples

We had the best Halloween party ever over the weekend.  My friends said it was like a Pinterest Halloween party.  That made me smile.  I like Pinterest, but I’m not an addict 🙂  We had a lot of fun……But without further ado, I want to show you the piece de resistance;

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The stars

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starting slow

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A look of determination

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And It’s on!  The gloves are off!

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The kids were soaked!  But they just kept egging each other on!  It was phenomenal!  The kids were so competitive, but in a positive way, they decided they wanted to be timed, and kept shaving seconds off as the apples disappeared.  All fear was gone.  3 seconds was the best time in the end.  I had always figured bobbing for apples was something they did on TV.  Who knew you needed to bring a change of clothes to a Halloween party?  Luckily everyone was about Isaiah’s size.  This was definitely the highlight of the party, and what everyone talked about later.  But wait! There’s more:

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Isaiah made Halloween whoopie pies, and as he loves to host, passed them out happily.

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Our craft was these little spiders.  Thanks to a post by Boy Mama Teacher Mama

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And mama made her own version of scarecrow crunch

4 cups of Quaker Oats Oatmeal Squares, 4 cups mini pretzel twists, 1 bag of Angies Carmel Corn (6oz of Carmel Corn, I choose Angies because I don’t want the corn syrup), 1 bag of chocolate goldfish, 1 bag of Brachs Autumn Mix.

Not the healthiest snack, but not the unhealthiest.

All in all it was an awesome party.  Being a homeschooling family in a community with almost no other homeschoolers, our parties mostly include family and good friends with children.  It’s a beautiful feeling of community and the coming together of kids at all different stages in their lives and education.  Everyone had a great time, we even had a “Dance”.  Isaiah’s idea, we had to all get up and dance to thriller.  It was a truly funky time!

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  • CUTE! need more pictures of papa!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Nolan

    How wonderful! Love that you all had some down-home fun. And there is something to be said about traditional party games, or just traditional games in general! I loved playing Chinese jump rope and jacks! Do kids even play those any more?! Great photos, too!ReplyCancel

    • It was really great. I loved doing more “traditional” things, and the kids did too! I have been trying to teach Isaiah how to play jacks. I don’t think his motor skills are there yet, but this week we start a 4 week math block, maybe we’ll try again!ReplyCancel

  • How fun! Bobbing for apples is such a great childhood memory, but for some reason it never occurred to me to do it with my own children. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Thanks for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
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    • It was actually my son’s idea! He has always wanted to do it, and this year, at 7, I finally thought he was ready. He also has always wanted to have a Halloween party. It was so much fun! And truly, so much easier than a birthday party, I will definitely do it again next year! We’ll see where the competition takes us 🙂ReplyCancel

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