Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spooky Birthday Breakfast ☻


 Come on in!!!
We recently had a 'Spooky Birthday Breakfast'
for my #2 grandson, who just turned 12.

At the front entrance of the house, just to set the theme, I stuck white paper dots from the stationary section onto
this lightweight black pumpkin from Walmart.
I tied it with a bow &
hung it on my shepherds hook.  I bring it in if it looks like
rain, as the dots aren't waterproof.   Maybe next year,
I'll paint it!


 We comfortably fit all seven members of the family at the square table in the sunroom for bacon & eggs & Belgium waffles after church.


Happy Halloween placemats set the tone & a creepy look black crow watched over the event.
A battery operated candle is inside the witch's hat.
I NEVER use open flames around the children!


The grandkidlets found creepy spider rings hanging onto their orange juice glasses.


 I'm sure getting my money's worth out of these Dollar Tree Birthday glasses! 
They go beautifully with any colors I have on the table.


 I set the table with plain white plates with little bowls to be used for either fresh fruit or ice cream served later with birthday cake.


 I found these cute little "Boo" hand towels at Tuesday Morning.
I prefer gently "scary" things at Halloween & this little ghost fit the bill.



Quite frankly, the spiders & snakes really gross me out, 
but I knew the grandsons would get a kick out of them.
Ms. C. wasn't too thrilled with them.







She & I & her mother enjoyed a soothing cuppa tea from this darling Halloween teapot.



 I've done this kind of theme for my grandson's birthday before, with lots more creepy foods.
You can see & read about it HERE.

I just can't get away from it when his birthday is so close to Halloween!

I'm finally fully recovered from my was a doozy!
Thanks for all the "get well" wishes.

I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for her "Let's Dish" party tonight as well as
Yvonne at StoneGable for "Tutorials, Tips & Tidbits" tomorrow &
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for "Tablescape Thursday".
I'll be with The Tablescaper for "Seasonal Sundays".

Come check out these fun parties for lots more ideas!
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House.


  1. I know the grands love it at your home, Rett. You always make everything kid friendly and special.
    Happy Birthday to the 12 year old.....almost a teen. '-)

  2. So glad that you are feeling better. The spooky table for a 12 year old is just the perfect choice. I know that he loved all the bugs and crawling creatures...not to mention the Belgian waffles! The goblets really are a treasure. Great get! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  3. What a great table for a 12 year boy. I know he loved all those snakes, bugs, etc. The glasses are perfect and your right they go with any color scheme. Wishing your grandson a very happy birthday.

  4. Just gorgeous, Rett!!! I agree...the snakes spook me out a little too! I am in Australia and we are coming into summer and I had TWO of those horrible things near my garage on Tuesday!!! Needless to say I spent the rest of the day indoors...

  5. I'm sure your grandson loved his birthday breakfast complete with creepy crawlies! After I saw those glasses on your blog I ran to the $ store to get them. I've yet to break them in, but I can't wait till January when our next birthday happens.

  6. This is really cute! I understand about boys liking snakes, spiders, etc.! LOL! Love that polka dot pumpkin with the big orange bow! The Jack-o-lantern tea pot is cute too! Fun table!


  7. Oh, I just bet the party theme was a real hit! You sure have a way about you, Rett. You're one fine hostess! Thanks for the peek into your Birthday breakfast.
    Hugs from FL,

  8. I love the birthday glasses, all the great colors go well with Halloween! I'm sure the kids had a blast Rett and glad to hear you're feeling better! Happy Halloween:@)

  9. Rett, Your birthday glasses are so colorful and adorable from Dollar Tree, I missed those! l love the spider rings on the rim of the glasses too. I bet your grandson doesn't mind have a birthday near Halloween with all the spooky fun!

  10. A perfect party for any age. I liked the card with the witch wondering which broom to use.

  11. Hi Rerr,
    I'm so glad you're feeling better! What a fun Nana you are. I'll bet everyone loved the colorful, fun table. I love that polka dot enhanced pumpkin and the teapot... I'm swooning! The menu sounds perfect for a grandson's birthday celebration. Happy Halloween!!

  12. Super spooky, what fun for a birthday celebration!

  13. Love this table. Perfect theme...the teapot is great!

  14. So fun! I bet he enjoyed himself. Love the polka dot pumpkin.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Rett, I know you made him feel very special with all of your little touches/attention to detail. Great table!

  16. I feel pretty sure that your grandson loved this table, especially, with all of the creepy-crawlies!! Perfect for a boy his age. Love those cute placemats!

  17. Cute table for the birthday boy...why do they all like those creepy crawly critters! The birthday glasses are great.
    Have a wonderful week, Rett...

  18. I forgot to tell you how much I like your header!

  19. What a fun breakfast. I bet he loved it! I would have!!

  20. What a fun birthday breakfast! I bet he loved all of the creepy crawlies all over the table. The napkins are just fantastic.
    The snake bread was just my breadstick recipe to which I added Americolor's green gel food coloring to the water. I rolled it into one long roll. Then instead of dipping it in the butter, I brushed it in the butter. When you coil it on the pan leave a nice space all the way around it as it is going to grow. (I had hubby help me pick it up to place it on the pan to coil it. I painted the face on with black food coloring.

  21. So so cute, what a special birthday table!! All your Halloween things are adorable!

  22. Perfect and good idea to do a "brunch" type birthday celebration! My son's bday is on Halloween (now 25) and he would have loved this when he was growing up!


  23. Rett, I can just imagine how much the boys loved the creepy crawling critters on your table!! I'm with Ms. C ~~ no legless creatures allowed anywhere near me!!! Those glasses are wonderful and I can see why you get so much use from them. Happy Birthday to your #2 grandson. Linda


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