A scarecrow contest is an excellent Halloween party idea for kids. Here are some scarecrow decorating ideas that you may want to add to your growing file of party decorations or you can share the tips with younger guests participating in the fun and games.
1.Have several piles of pants, shirts and bags or pillowcases (with faces already painted?) and plenty of loose straw (or hypoallergenic stuffing for pillows if you prefer) located beside a chair or bale of hay where the finished product can be seated. Instruct each team to fill the pants, shirt and makeshift head to form the head and body of the scarecrow.
2.Once the basic shape is formed, direct your contestants to the scarecrow costume accessories that you have provided. The bins of wigs, hats, masks, additional clothing, costumes and props that you gathered before the party will now be used in putting together a winning combination of unique scarecrow decorations according to the kids' vision of the perfect straw man or woman as the case may be.
3.Have a panel of impartial judges rate each team’s (or individual’s) work according to originality of design.
It would be a nice touch to allow the winner to take his or her creation home as a prize for having the best scarecrow decorating ideas at the Halloween party!
If you want to know how to make a scarecrow in preparation for the party game or to keep the crows out of your garden, there are a number of excellent videos that will take you through the process step by step.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I know that September's not over and I'm rushing Halloween, but these personalized pumpkins caught my eye and I wanted to share before your the spooky decorating at your house is in full swing. Yesterday I heard that the pumpkin crop in some areas is in trouble which is going to mean either higher prices or slim pickings on finding the perfect object to carve into a piece of decorative pumpkin art.
You never can tell how that's going to work, so I have several large, ceramic Jack o' Lanterns to put into service in case of emergency. They are wonderful decorations for fall baby showers and all that's required is to dust them off and put a glow stick or a candle inside. As much as I love toasted pumpkin seeds, I can only imagine how much time and effort I have been spared over the years by having these on hand.
Pumpkin carving can be lots of family fun and I like to find cute templates to try my hand at making at least one masterpiece a year, but one of these personalized pumpkins with all my kids' names on them will pay for themselves in just a few years and are just as cute as well..pumpkin pie.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
Up until an hour ago, I was up to my eyeballs in
black and red party decorations for a baby shower that my neighbor was having for her sister and I wasn’t even a hostess! What happened was that she waylaid me in the driveway one afternoon with such a look of panic in her eyes that I was surprised that her reason for approaching me was something as mundane as to help her decorate her home for a shower. The way she charged across the lawn, I thought somebody needed CPR or that my dog had dug up her roses (again).
Maybe it was relief that neither was the case that compelled me to say that I would be HAPPY to help out. I went over after supper to see what she had in mind to find that she already had a theme as evidenced in the ladybug baby shower invitations that she was busily addressing when I arrived.
We then started looking at some pictures of ladybug cakes and party supplies that she had bookmarked. There was a cute ladybug pinata, some party favors and surprisingly those were all the ladybug theme black and red party decorations that coordinated well with the color scheme of her (personalized and non-returnable) invitations.
She was about to panic over not finding a good selection of supplies when I told her not to worry as there were plenty of black and red party decorations that would look fantastic. In fact, I preferred the addition of supplies decorated with red and black polka dots over filling the room with too many ladybugs.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Prepare to be amazed at the broad selection of bird party decorations dedicated to these gentle creatures. Apparently the love and admiration for our feathered friends has inspired more than a few lines of bird party supplies to fill the needs of hostesses for baby showers, birthday parties or the annual gathering of the local birdwatchers club.
BIRD BABY SHOWER THEME
For the baby shower, there are bird party invitations that can be personalized with special wording or a sweet poem along with the usual details outlining the time, date and location. If mom has made her selection of bird baby bedding and nursery decorations, sneak a peek, pick up some ideas on color and style and then plan to decorate your venue and cake accordingly.
Face it, songbirds and dainty birdhouses are precious for a shower but if you want to catch a toddler’s attention nothing will do it like their giant, yellow friend, Big Bird. Big Bird party decorations are bright, colorful and kids love them.
BIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS
Older kids might think Sesame Street characters are babyish and bluebirds and robins too boring for words. But Looney Tunes are loved by kids of all ages so Tweety Bird party supplies bring more to the table than a pretty face.
ADULT BIRD PARTY IDEAS
Planning a party for the bird lover in your life will be a piece of cake. The most difficult part of the process will be choosing which birds will be the star of the show. Will it be tropical bird party decorations like parrots (ala Jimmy Buffet) or would the Bluebird of Happiness be more in line with the guest of honor’s taste in ornithology? If you thrill at the opportunity of a pink color scheme for your party, here’s your big chance. Just pick up a kit or two of tropical party supplies decorated with pretty flamingos.
Whether your bird party ideas involve celebrating your state bird or an endangered species, you won’t have any problem finding appropriate bird party decorations and supplies to impress your guests.
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Friday, September 11, 2009
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Unless I’m clever and plan ahead, my fall table decorations have a limited life.
In my area, summer stretches far past the first day of fall and sometimes it seems as if I have no more than gotten the table decorated than it is time to pack them up and replace them with Christmas items.
There have been times when I managed to recycle them and extend their life through Thanksgiving and for doing so gave myself an enthusiastic pat on the back for being so crafty and clever. For the moment this maneuver seemed to be the epitome of time, cost effectiveness.
VOILA! FALL DECOR TO HALLOWEEN DECOR
Now, I find myself tagged by a friend to co-host a spur of the moment fall baby shower. As a fan of "double-duty" decorations, my goal was to find fall table decorations that I could either use to decorate my own fall table after the shower or present to the guests as favors.
After doing some shopping on Etsy, these wonderful fall theme goblets were just what I was searching for. My plans are to add them to the tableware at the shower as well as on my dining room table and then pair them up with some spooky skulls and skeletons for Halloween. After Halloween, I simply remove the scary decor and they will be fine until the first day of December rolls around.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Mod Monkey party decorations are the hottest thing going at the moment for rainforest theme parties, jungle theme parties or to break things down to the lowest common denominator, a monkey theme party. One might question if the cute aqua blue, yellow and brown supplies kicked Curious George party supplies out of first place?
It would be difficult to say which of these product lines were the most popular on the birthday party circuit. And why should we ponder when there’s plenty of room for both monkeys and then some? As always is the case, common sense and budget restrictions may direct your decision on which genre’ of monkey theme party decorations or monkey baby shower decorations will be best for your particular situation.
For instance, if funds are limited and you already have a Curious George cake pan on hand, why on earth would you think it was a good idea to choose Mod Monkey supplies? Both of these cheeky little monkeys are cute as can be and a few older kids might favor one over the other but when the party is in full swing, neither one will disappoint. And for baby showers, 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday parties it would be doubtful that toddlers have formed an opinion. Rather than obsess over choosing one or the other, flip a coin and call heads or tails. Then, send out your monkey party invitations, decorate your cake, hang a pinata and pass out the party favors and enjoy monkeying around with the kids for a few hours.
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