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Hudson’s Halloween Party 2019

Hudson and I love all the Fall things, so we decided to do his Halloween Parties on an annual basis! This years activities included a candy charcuterie board, cupcake decorating, a hayride and crafting memory books from the party. He had the best night with his best friends!

Hocus Pocus Sign, Candy Bucket, String Lights: Target

Candy Tray: Marshalls

Candy Sign: Hobby Lobby

Candy Bags & Napkins: Tj Maxx

Backdrop, Balloons: Amazon

Party Fans, Spider Webs: Target

Spider: Marshalls

Playhouse DIY

Farmhouse Sign, Spooky Fabric: Target

Frequent Flyer Sign: JoAnns

Door Mat, Bats: Amazon

Cupcake Decorating. My sweet friend baked candy corn colored cupcakes. The kids got to ice them and decorate with a variety of sprinkles & candy!

Blank Books, Stickers: Target

Camera, Film: Walmart

We had a photo station where the kids can take pictures throughout the party, then decorate a spooky memory book with the photos as a keepsake!

Balloon Arch: Amazon

Skeleton Backdrop: Walmart (similar)

Party Fans, Bats, Signs, Lights, Trees, Pumpkins, Glass Beverage Bottles: Target

Plates, Tablecloths: Hobby Lobby

Sweatshirt | Sweatpants | Boots | Hat

Hudson’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Party

Hocus Pocus was my favorite movie growing up, paired with a passion for playing dress up, which led to a fashion degree, it was inevitable that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I even celebrated my birthday a month early one year as a little girl so I could have a Halloween theme and everyone could dress up! So when Hudson got an invite to a Halloween Party last week, we couldn’t be more excited! I made him a Woody costume, (he’s going as Buzz Lightyear for Trick or Treat!), and we baked his favorite chocolate chip cookies. He ended up coming down with a cold virus and pink eye, and missed the party, so we made the most of the situation and decided to throw a party at our house this past weekend!

My best friends and I all have kids around the same age, and we usually get them together once a week for play dates so they’ve grown to become best friends.

I asked Hudson which movie he wanted to play at his party, suggesting a few toddler-friendly movies, and he replied, “Can we watch Hocus Pocus? I just love it!” How cute is that? We enjoyed cider, PSLs and yummy comfort food, a chili bar, veggies and desserts.

The kids decorated pumpkin shaped cookies, which also served as dessert!

Pumpkin painting was next. It was so much fun watching how they each chose to paint and decorate their pumpkins!

Hudson made a clown pumpkin!

They each dressed up in fun little costumes! Hudson was so excited to be Woody. I included him in each step of the design process, so he couldn’t wait to wear the full costume!

The kids had so much fun, this may turn into our annual party! Do you have any fun Halloween traditions?

Fall To Do List…

The Subtle Statement | Fall To Do List

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins, crisp air, & apple cider make for a perfect Fall day
  2. Throw a Pumpkin Decorating Soiree. Complete with rhinestones, sequins, paint & Modge Podge
  3. Apple picking. Get your bake on with apple pie, caramel apples & homemade apple sauce
  4. Fall foliage. (Central Park is tdf this time of year)
  5. Fall Brunch. This apple cider mimosa & doughnut themed brunch is super cute
  6. Cozy bonfires. Friends, s’mores & pumpkin beer
  7. Football games & tailgating
  8. Oktoberfest
  9. Cozy Knits. Layer on the cable knits, scarves & socks.
  10. Dark Polish. I can’t get enough of deep dark hues during the Fall
  11. Haunted Houses.
  12. Scary Movies. (or Hocus Pocus, it’s my fave!)
  13. Make homemade pumpkin butter
  14. Pumpkin Everything. From PSL, to pie, doughnuts or your favorite dessert sub pumpkin in