Buddy is really into monsters, and absolutely loves all things Halloween, so we hosted eight of Buddy's monster-friends for his 7th birthday party.
We started with a monster craft.
Then we played freeze dance to some "spooky" music. Freeze dance quickly turned into a 10-kid dog pile.
Then we had the kids put their hand in bowls of "blood and guts," "monster fingernails," "scabs," "eyeballs," "intestines," and "monster fingers." It was hysterical how some of the boys were so afraid they would hardly participate. A few boys thought the activity was dumb and then there were a few (like Buddy) who are so imaginative that they really hoped that those were really were monster fingers.
That evening we went to Famous Daves so Buddy could get himself some ribs (his favorite), and we ended at Sonic for slushes. Then on Sunday we had a family party with Buddy's second favorite: whole-wheat waffles with strawberries, chocolate chips and syrup along with blueberry muffins and eggs, and then caramel apples for dessert. We had a great weekend. We are so happy Buddy gave us a reason to celebrate -- and eat excellent food!