Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Finn's Halloween Party

A couple of months ago, Finn decided he wanted to have a Halloween party. Since we are not having a big birthday party for him this year, I agreed, and we got to work. He planned the guest list, thought of activities, and helped to make decorations and plan the food. Really, this was all his imagination. I just put in the money and the labor.
The party was today, and it went off without a hitch. The house was decorated with spider webs galore, there was a pumpkin painting station, a caramel apple bar, and Halloween inspired treats (including orange margaritas with black Hawaiin salt to dust the rim...for the adults, of course! I love margaritas and couldn't pass up the chance to make Halloween themed ones!). The kids had cherry lemonade (gut juice) with spider ice cubes, bones, dirt and worms, and pumpkin oranges.
The weather was wonderful and we spent most of the day outside. Lovely day for a lovely little party!

The bones and the pumpkin-oranges were ideas I found online. The gummy-worm brownies were an idea I came up with and they were very cute, but a disaster otherwise. I first tried to make them the night before the party and put worms in immediately after taking them out of the oven. The worms melted and stuck to the pan, which I then had to throw away (the melted worms solidified into a rock-like substance.... ewww). So, I made a new batch the morning of the party and they seemed fine, but when kids went to eat them, most of the brownie was stuck to the cupcake liners because the worms had gummed everything up. If I did this again, I think I would just cook the brownies in a pan and put the worms on top after it had cooled completely.Oh well. Live and learn, right? Pin It Now!


  1. Looks like a great party, and it sounds like everyone had a great time!

  2. what a fab party! I'm positive they had a fun time gummy worms and all :)