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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

eighteen25 party.

today, i thought i would join the linky party with the ladies over at eighteen25. the party consists of sharing favorite fall or halloween ideas.

so... here is one of my favorite halloween party favor ideas.

last year, i made pumpkin spice play dough for my elle's preschool halloween class party. i packaged the play dough individually, and it was ready to give when the party came quickly to an end.

if you have never made play dough, it is extremely easy. i love making this pumpkin spice play dough recipe for my children. It smells wonderfully like fall!

after making the play dough, i gathered the dough and formed a large ball and then rolled it into a log shape. I cut the log in huge slices and placed each slice in a round plastic container.

luckily, i found inexpensive containers with orange lids.

and then, with twine i tied on a small wooden rolling pin, a halloween cookie cutter and a simple handmade tag. how simple and easy is that??

it was the perfect alternative to giving out candy and sweets. and, i must say, all of the kids loved their halloween treat!

all other fall and halloween ideas of the other linky party goers can be found here. hope you enjoy and find some creative inspiration!


  1. where did you get the adorable rolling pins and cookie cutters?

  2. i found the rolling pins at a school specialty supply that no longer carries them, but they can also be found here

    some of mine had red handles, that i simply painted black

    and cookie cutters were found at walmart!

  3. Can you post the pumpkin spice play dough recipe. The sight that you click on does not have the recipe. It has nothing to do with play dough. I would love to make this recipe for my kids.

  4. Sorry about the link for pumpkin spice play dough not working... i've corrected the link and it should be working now!! enjoy!

  5. I love this! We're having a pumpkin themed birthday party for our little girl in a few weeks and I would love to do this for party favors. Do you have a template of the gift tags?