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In a fit of madness - it did make sense at the time, I swear - I told Alex a while back that she could throw a Halloween party in the new house. I thought I was being clever, because it would force us to unpack.

Now, tomorrow, we have sixteen (!!!) of Alex's closest friends showing up for some Halloween fun. Or possibly eighteen. Holy cow, guys.

I am freaking out about whether we'll have enough food. I'm serving cupcakes, pumpkin spice cookies (mostly intended for the parents; they're flavored for adult palates), white chocolate-covered frozen bananas made up to look like ghosts, "goblin fingers" (baby carrots with sliced almond "fingernails") and dip, green slime punch, and hot cider. I guess I can put out pretzels and a big bowl of apples, too? I didn't want to get the kids maxed out on sugary junk right before Halloween.

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SIXTEEN KIDS NOT COUNTING MINE IN MY HOUSE OMG.

I have some party games, but I've never tried to run party games with SIXTEEN KIDS. And did I mention that thirteen of them are little boys? Not to be sexist.

I guess I don't need to worry anymore about homeschooling destroying all of Alex's opportunities for a social life, huh?

Date: 2011-10-30 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com
Almonds? I know you have to be careful around raw apples, and I thought almonds were roughly in the same category.

That aside, the cupcakes look great. I bet they'll all love it.

Date: 2011-10-30 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivka.livejournal.com
I am allergic to almonds, yes. But I'm allergic to apples, too (as you say), and the kids go through a few pounds of them a week without any danger to me. I won't be eating any of the goblin fingers, and I washed my hands after I made them.

Date: 2011-10-30 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com
OK. I was just surprised. Hope all goes well.

Date: 2011-10-30 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliansinger.livejournal.com
Wow, 16 kids, yark.

Have as good a time as you are able. (And nice cupcakes.)

Date: 2011-10-30 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chargirlgenius.livejournal.com
I know it's supposed to be chilly, but with that many kids, an outside running around kind of game with very few rules would probably help with the sanity. Maybe make up a Marco Polo variation called "Bat Call"? Backyard scavenger hunt teams, with five or ten things? (Acorn, spider web, etc.)

Anybody there allergic to cashews?

Date: 2011-10-30 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chargirlgenius.livejournal.com
Oh, and it's an afternoon party with snacks, not a meal party... I think you'll have plenty of food!

Date: 2011-10-30 01:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
You are an awesome mom.

Does Alex know how to play ghost in the graveyard? That might be a good "running around outside yet also themely" game!
Edited Date: 2011-10-30 01:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-30 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivka.livejournal.com
Oh, that's great! Thanks! We will definitely play Ghost in the Graveyard (version 2).

Date: 2011-10-30 08:19 pm (UTC)
eeyorerin: (absorbed penguin)
From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
I am always surprised by how many versions there are of games like that! Version 2 was the one I grew up playing as well.

Date: 2011-10-30 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivka.livejournal.com
It was a huge, enormous hit! All the kids loved it, and all the parents loved having the kids play a game outside while we stayed in and chatted. Thank you!!

Date: 2011-11-01 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bosssio.livejournal.com
hit return too soon.

It was an awesome party, and Rivka is a great party planner!

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