Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Play Date In Central Park {New York City}

One gloomy autumn afternoon, we planned a last-minute Halloween play date.  My daughter and negotiated the terms of the event, and we worked hard and fast to pull everything together.  She had everything planned from the venue and activities to the goody bags and dinner menu.  I love my little party planning girl.

My mom sent these amazing Rest In Peace Halloween pillowcases from Love Mom that served both as our craft and then got wrapped up and put in the goody bags (genius!)

After our coloring activity, the girls got dressed up as fairies with wings (from the Target $1 section earlier this year), stickers and glitter tattoos too.  My son and his little buddy had black spider web masks to wear, but I'm sure they would have preferred wings. 

We started out at the same location we had our Easter Egg hunt earlier this year, and then due to the wet ground and little boys wanting to do nothing but play in the water and mud, we had a venue change up to the North Meadow just before dinner.  E's menu consisted of the following: bagels, pirate's booty, apples, white and yellow cheese, and juice boxes.  Done. 

After we ate, E helped me put the pumpkins and goody bags around the giant tree stump, and everyone got to choose a pumpkin and find a goody bag before gathering for cupcakes and goodbyes.   We were going to decorate the pumpkins with paint markers, but unfortunately it got dark really early on this stormy autumn day, so we called it a day and headed home after cupcakes. 

We were so fortunate to have pulled off this little event before the hurricane hit, especially since most of the Halloween-related activities were cancelled here in NYC.  

Hope you all have a wonderful, safe, Happy Halloween! 


Steve and Nicole said...

Incredible pictures, as always! Yours are always my favorite. I hope you are feeling great with your pregnancy!

Brooke said...

You are just too much! I would not actually call this a "play date"! At least I'm not telling MY kids that is what it was. By the way, Adi always asks to look at E's blog :)