What I Wrote: Week of Oct. 15

What I Wrote: Week of Oct. 15
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Whoooo… this has been a fun week over here at A Well Crafted Party! I finished up my Sunshine Birthday Party with favor ideas and free printables. Then I reminisced over a Portland Bloggers’ event. I ended up the week with a zombielicious real party and a GIVEAWAY!

Monday, Oct. 15: First Birthday Favor Ideas
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Free Printables—You Are My Sunshine Party
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Portland Bloggers’ Night Out
Thursday, Oct. 18: {Real Party} Zombie Apocalypse 
Friday, Oct. 19: {Giveaway} $25 Shop Credit for Party Scribbles, {Friday Finds} Free Halloween Printables 2012

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Leave the Laundry for Later

I haven’t just been sharing up a storm here on my party blog. I have had a lot of fun things going on in the part of my life that isn’t wearing a party hat. Topics over at Leave the Laundry for Later this week including DIY Peek-A-Boo highlight tips, weekly menu planning, and Qi Gong. Ever so varied. 
Monday, Oct. 15: Got My Hair Did
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Doctor’s Orders: Qi Gong
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Smile

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{Real Party} Zombie Apocalypse

{Real Party} Zombie Apocalypse
Photo used with permission from Angela of Party Scribbles

I’m super happy to be featuring an AMAZING (and creepy) real party that was done by the amazing Party Scribbles.  And, Angela has offered to do a giveaway to her Etsy store as well. More on that tomorrow!

I typically am not a bloody Halloween type fan. But, this party is SO full of amazing details! Angela created an awesome Zombie-themed 40th birthday party. The party (and party package) would be a fabulous party for many different aged birthdays or an awesome Halloween shin-dig.

Here is what Angela said of the party:They say life ends at 40, so for my 40th birthday I held a zombie end of the world party. (It’s a warm fuzzy feeling to know I have friends who will dress up as zombies in the middle of the summer for me.) Our theme was a safe house that had been over run with zombies. It was for adults and kids, so we tried to keep it from being too gory.”




Decor Details: We used rolls of plastic sheeting (available at home improvement stores) to decorate the walls. I unrolled them outside and had the kids splatter paint and paint “bloody” handprints all over them with red paint. I also used unpainted plastic sheeting to cover furniture, as if the safehouse was over run by zombies and any survivors left in a hurry. It was the best party not to worry if things would be spilled on my couches! We also pushed furniture up against the windows and my husband built wood frames to put over them as if the windows had been boarded up, but really they just sat in the windowsill.”


The Food: Brain Matter (Guacamole), Grave Mud (Bean Dip), Bone Marrow (Turkey & Ham Wraps), Severed Toes (Prosciutto & Mozzarella), Flayed Skin (Salami Wontons), Teriyucky Eyeballs (Teriyaki Meatballs), Finger Bones (Pretzel sticks with dip), Brain Dip (Pesto Cheeseball), Veggies From Hershel’s Farm (Veggie Tray) and cupcakes

The Drinks: Spinal Fluid (Sprite) and Safe House Water

The Favors:

I made labels for hand sanitizers, toxic sludge, mini candy bars and from Oriental Trading we found great squishy brains and growing brains.”


Thank you SO much to Angela for sharing this creative party with us! Check back tomorrow to see the giveaway that Angela and Party Scribbles are hosting for A Well Crafted Party fans!

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I contacted Angela after seeing her party on-line. 

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Smile

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Smile

These are his puppy dog eyes. Break my heart.

I decided this week to enter in The Paper Mama’s Photo Challenge. The subject was “smile.” Now, my kid smiles all the time unless I ask him to. :) Taking these photos I fell in love with my kid all over again. He is pretty amazing. I still can’t believe that he is my son. I am a very lucky woman.


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