It's been Halloween around here a little early this year. Lots of friendly spooks and happy haunters were roaming around the woods out in back of Son and DIL's home on Saturday night.
They, along with her sister and BIL spent many hours making a fun night for the neighborhood children and their parents. They even had a small generator set up in the woods so that the lights could be lit and all the fun things could be seen.
This is Son leading them through the maze. Look at the expressions on the little guys faces. It was probably the eyeballs in a jar......
Here is the Hubs sitting in the Rhino with some of the kids eating chili and hot dogs. There was a ton of food including the mice that Miss T and I made the day before. More on that later.
There was face painting.
Lots of decorations.
A fire in the fire pit that the parents sat around while the kids were running, jumping, screaming, hollering, yelling, rolling on the ground, playing tag, you know, the things kids are supposed to be doing on Halloween.
Of course the obligatory cemetery.
There were different stations all along the route with goodies for the kids to pick from. Lots of things hanging in the trees and tons of fake spider webs hung everywhere. Like I said, they put a lot of work in it and they said the looks on the kids faces made it all worth while. :o)
Miss T and I made the mice for the party, well in this case we called them rats. You drain the cherries and put them on paper towels, take slivered almonds and pick out ears that are kind of the same size. You melt your chocolate and dip the cherry then set the Hersey kiss up against it, it will stick to the chocolate and harden in the refrigerator. Put the eyes on with a tube of blue frosting. Thank you to Miss Pea for posting this recipe last year!!