Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012: pizza & cupcake dinner

Even though we weren't in the U.S. to trick-or-treat this year, I knew I wanted the boys to still have a Halloween experience and make memories.  I was determined to make sure they enjoyed their first Halloween in Korea.

It took lots of planning and preparation for all of it: getting costumes shipped to us, decorating the condo, decorating for our Halloween pizza dinner, the actual pizza dinner (if only you could've been a fly on the wall listening to my friend order pizza on the phone from Pizza Hut..."Haeundae... Jung-Dong... six fifteen, six one five..."), the Halloween playlist on Spotify, cupcake decorating, and finally trick-or-treating (on another Halloween post), BUT it was so completely worth it to have two happy boys who were tuckered out at the end of the night.  :)

My friend, Cassie, and her kids, Greenlee & Liam, came over for a pizza dinner, to play, and to decorate & eat cupcakes before trick-or-treating together in our condo.  I set up the table for the kids with decorations I made as well as super cute Halloween themed plates, napkins, and cups thanks to Cassie's mom.

Cassie baked cupcakes for the kids that we let them decorate with fun Halloween sprinkles after dinner.

I made these place markers with the kids' names on the bat's wing.  I was very pleased with how they turned out!

spider pops made from pipe cleaners  :)

I was originally going to draw a jack-o-lantern face on these oranges and leave one per kids' plate at the table, but I got an even better idea when I sat down with my marker!

I wrote Connar and Parker a sweet note on one side of their orange and their character's name that they dressed up as on the other side of the orange.

For the other kids' oranges, I drew a jack-o-lantern and HAPPY HALLOWEEN message, on opposite sides of the orange.
Because Greenlee is old enough to read and understand a joke, I wrote a Halloween joke on the top of her orange with the answer written on the bottom of the orange.  I'm so glad she laughed and liked it too!

To see these cute kids in costume, be sure to check out the "Halloween 2012: trick-or-treating" post next!


  1. Kristi, This looks so fun! Did you make your own frosting for the cupcakes?!

    1. Yes, my friend actually made the frosting with powdered sugar, milk, melted butter, and vanilla. I think that's it. I'd have to check on that to be sure. :)