A Flammily Halloween Party

Over the weekend we went up to Idaho for our oldest nephew's birthday. He is the oldest of 17 grandchildren, and was turning 12 and getting ordained as a deacon at church on Sunday, so we went up to celebrate his big day, and since everyone was all there at the same time, we threw a Halloween party for the nieces and nephews too! 













This party was basically a pinterest explosion with all the fun things we've seen on the internet since the dawn of the beloved social media platform in 2012. We had everything from apple monsters, homemade root beer, a pumpkin made of carrots and black olives, string cheeses with ghost faces drawn on the wrappers, and so many other fun things!








We also did several minute to win it games, like carrying a plastic eye ball on a spoon and seeing who could cross the finish line first, and who could blow a spider ring across a sheet pan while only blowing through a straw the fastest. I made a fun ping pong ball game where I painted some mason jars orange and black and then we had ping pong balls and you got a prize every time you got the ball into a jar. One of my sister-in-laws made a fun pumpkin poke game where they hid tricks (toothpaste or floss), or treats (candy) inside some solo cups wrapped with tissue paper and you had to blindly poke through one and see what you got! My super talented niece made the pin the hat on the pumpkin game, which turned out so cute! I can't believe she is only 11 and can draw like that!










I come from a super small family with zero first cousins and so I love that we get to live relatively close to all of Derek's siblings so that we can do fun things like this from time to time. One of Derek's older sisters is usually the one that takes the wheel for the big gatherings like this and she always knocks it out of the park. Reasons like this are such a huge reason why we moved back to Utah, and I'm so grateful our kids get to grow up having moments like this in their life.

35 comments

  1. Looks like you had a great Halloween party! Are you doing anything on the 31st as well?

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  2. You guys look adorable, the pictures are awesome and soooo happy! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. OMG this is such a great post, all the kids look so happy and I understand why, the costumes are awesome and the snacks look so good.

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  4. What an adorable family!! Your picture and post are so much fun!! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Looks like so much fun! Sadly I don't think Halloween is reallygoing to be happening over here. My husband and I have mentioned having people over but out lives are just too crazy at least until Nov 5th so... Yeah, probably not goingto happen this year and you know what? It's okay!

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  6. What a fun party! I would love to have a Halloween birthday if my birthday were in October! Maybe I can do this for my husband...

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  7. Oh this just looks like the BEST time! I bet the kids had an absolute blast :)

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  8. That's one fun party! I love the kids' simple spooky makeup and the foods are ammmaaazing!

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  9. I love all the fun costumes and the decor. It looks like you are definitely ready for Halloween!

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  10. I'm not much of a Halloween person. I don't like to be scared on purpose, lol. Enjoy, they grew up so fast.

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  11. What a cool party! All the children look adorable and they seem to have had an amazing time. I love all the decorations and the way you've made snacks look scary.

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  12. Wow what a happy family thats a great quality time together.Your family are awesome together so cute and the activities is so great.. Happy halloween

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  13. You had such a great time! And thanks for all the costume ideas :)

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  14. You really have a wonderful family and I can say that it is so much fun if you were able to celebrate this day " Halloween " with your family.

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  15. What a lovely family gathering! Everyone looks like they had so much fun and I love the Pumpkin Poke Game!

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  16. These outfits are so cute. Makes me want to get my outfit and throw a party.

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  17. This looks like fun. You are so creative!!!

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  18. You all look amazing! Have a fantastic Halloween you guys!

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  19. You all look so good! The costume ideas are really cute for you and your family!

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  20. Fantastic outfits. So cute!! And those snacks look like a lot of fun.

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  21. Looks like you guys had a blast! We are going to be all superheros this year!

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  22. First, your photos document this moment so perfectly! Just love seeing the joy in those kiddos' faces. Also, the veggie tray is oh-so-cute! Would not have thought to use the olives in that way.

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  23. I love the decorations and how family friendly it all was. I also love the games. That's the hard part for me to think of.

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  24. looks like you had a great Halloween party! the whole family looks great!

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  25. Oh wow! This looks like a perfect Halloween Party! The decors are relly cute. Looks like the kids really enjoyed it.

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  26. This is such a great Halloween party. Seems like the kids had so much fun. the Halloween decors are so cute!

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  27. Lovely decorations and a simple organized event. Looks like all the kids who attended the events loved it which is clear from the expressions on their faces.

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  28. This looks like a fun Halloween Party. The kids seems to be really happy. Hope our Halloween party will turn out like this ;)

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  29. Homemade root beer is so tasty! I love how many Pinterest items you were able to incorporate into your party!

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  30. What a beautiful party! I want to have a cute Halloween party :) I love it!

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  31. This looks like such a fun gathering. I love the Halloween themed decor and treats that you made! I wish I was creative like this!

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  32. Such lovely happy faces - what a wonderful party this looks. I love the idea of the healthy pumpkin using the carrots and blueberries.

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  33. This looks like so much fun! Definitely a great idea for the various ages of cousins!

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  34. So many cutie pies and such an amazing decor! These moments are so important for kids to remember :)

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