Friday, November 22, 2013

Fergy Clan Fright "Night"

As is our Fergy tradition the wekend before Halloween we gather the whole Fergy clan for a Fergy Family Trunk or Treat. This year we had it on a Sat afternoon, which was a first, but we had the MOST perfect day for it and were able to eat and play outside the whole time. Our family, as is usually the case, showed up fashionably late so I missed pics of the rest of the families all together. As for our family I was a cowgirl and Sophie was an Indian, Josh was the Shark and Cory was Shark attacked. Phoebe was a peacock and Cami was Strawberry shortcake.
Here are some close ups of my cuties and the costumes I made or put together for them this year.
As we do every year we made grandmas famous witches brew which the kids all took turn stirring, unfortunately we later discovered they were all too short to actually stir any of the sugar at the bottiom in to dissolve so it wasn't as sweet tasting as in years past.
The food was plentiful and I didn't take pics of any of the SEVEN kids of homemade soup grandma Fergy made.
After filling up on the good stuff all the kids got to adopted new teddy bears  donated by Cory's aunt Carolyn. All of them were used and some were really " special" looking, but after through washing my kiddos loved those little bears more than anything else nice I buy them.
With their new bear in tow the kiddos went around the yard trick or treating all the different fergy families.
Since it was such as nice day we all stayed and played with all the fun Fall leaves, I hope to have a fun yard with lots of leaves for the kids to play in one day.
On a last note I did get a few pics of the other cute costumes, like Julie's Ray (firefly)costume from The Princess Frog family these they did and Megan, Dave, & Blake's Duck Dynasty tribute.
As always this is one thing I get excited about months in advance and love; I can't wait to see all the fun costumes next year!

The Monster Mash

The Friday after the wins turned 4 we had a monster Mash Bash for them. We had quiet a bit of drama before the party due to no power, the garage not opening manually and Sophie getting into fushia nail polish, but by the time the party got started all fell into place or either wan't an important detail.
We started the party by making all our own little pizzas which all were a huge fan off. While the pizzas baked read some really cute fun monster books.
Followed by pin the eye on the monster.
Right before we ate we created/colored our own fun monster place mats to eat on.
Following that it was finally time to chow down! Everyone loved their own mini pizzas.
When everyone was good and full we opened presents! Of course Joah & Cami LOVED this part.

After Josh and Cami opened all their gifts it was time for the rest of the kiddos to get gifts of their own...their very own monster to adopt. We had all the kids pic an eye ball of the wall with a number on the back which matched p to their very own monster.
Here is a picture of all their kids with their new monster pals. I really liked how these turned out , SOOO cute!
I chose to go SUPER easy for the cupcake decor, purple eye balls and frosting, everyone thought they were cute and it couldn't have been easier thanks to my SIL Charisse who stepped in and baked the cupcakes for me due to us having now power.
For all the kiddos parting gift we had monster dough, to create our own monsters, eyeball lollipops, candy, & one of my kiddos every favorite, glow bracelet.
I always make impossible expectations (due to budgets & I compare them to professionally planned parties) for all my parties to live up to, but even at that I think this turned out pretty darn cute, especially the little monsters; my kiddos still sleep with them every night!