fall/halloween dinner [last minute gathering]

Sunday, October 24, 2010

an old college buddy came to visit this weekend from chicago and with a week away from halloween, i decided to host a short notice small gathering with our mutual friends from college and their families. with my last minute plans, i enlisted my sweet dear hubby to do the steak grilling and of course, i set up the dessert table for the little ones. halloween is not the same without candies, so i opened some of my stand-by yummy goodies from the pantry and dressed up my buffet table with some irresistible treats.

here are a few shots from this past saturday's dinner (pardon my amateur photography skills and crappy camera - i need a new one!) :

peanut butter oreo cakesters (that look like mini whoopie pies) are my new faves! and dont you hate it when you forget to hand out party favors? those fall-scented candles in canisters were treats for the adults! sorry guys. got carried away with the endless chatter and laughter!

coconut cake and monster lollies

vanilla oreo cakesters dressed up with free printables from paper glitter!

cups with free labels from living locurto filled with erasers, stickers, notepads and bacelets were favors for the kiddos

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it was a great night seeing friends we have not seen for awhile. it was fun catching up with them and getting reacquainted once more especially with everyone's busy schedule. it was really nice to take time and see each other again before the even busier holiday season is here!

how was your weekend? 


JC's Loft said...

Oh what fun! I love this gigantic stickers on the cups. Cute!! I'm heading to Chicago this weekend!!

Gabby said...

It was good. Nice of you to do all of that for your friends! Good hostess.

PartyMom said...

For last minute, this looks so well put together. I love the way you dressed up purchased items...Great job!

Daday said...

Cute...wish we were there to eat those yummy things ..

Beth_S said...

So cute! By the way, I love your dining room chairs :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Everything looks great! I love the labels on the cups and what a great idea to fill them with something other than candy! I can't believe you put that together on short notice!