Middle School and High School kids, vampires and non-vampires are total and complete SOCIAL animals. It is all about friends! And that means parties.
This weekend my 7th grader is having an end of year movie party. They’re going to watch “The Woman in Black”, the Daniel Radcliff gothic ghost story. It is rated PG-13 and has ghosts so a few of the parents were a little worried but the kids let them know that it is OK. Plus with 12 kids in the room it will be hard for anyone to get scared. Plus this will be mixed girls AND boys.
But in a way I don’t blame any of the kids if they’re creeped out. I hate ghosts. Nasty little fading bastards, showing up unwanted, creeping around.
My neighbor has a ghost (I might have mentioned it before). I was out early this morning before it got hot sweeping my deck. I heard a low whistle. I looked over through the oak trees to see the ghost standing in the field behind my house, wearing his usual black suit and shaggy black hair. He smiled and chuckled at me. I gave him the stink eye.
“What?” I yelled at him.
He smiled and mouthed the words “I know what you are.”
I wanted to tell him to go screw himself but I didn’t. I just glared at him.
Then he actually spoke to me. “Juliette the vampire.” His voice was a sexy smoky taunt that would rival any vampire. The guy was good, but he was still a little puke of a ghost.
I wanted to snarl and hiss at him but I held back. He smiled and crossed his fingers like he was warding off evil, then vanished. Sneaky little bastard.
Sometimes his 17th Century ghost girlfriend shows up too, but she only stares at me, then goes back into her own little ghostie world in some sort of nasty humming trance like something out of a bad B movie from the 1930’s.
Anyway, we’re having both vampire friends and non-vampire friends over for the party so that means pizza (with a low carb, gluten free crust) and SNACKS.
So if your system can’t handle most carbs what kind of yummy snacks do you have when your kids have their regular human friends over?
Below are the basics. No need to go all Martha Stewart with this. Kid’s aren’t that picky (at least we hope they aren’t)
- Celery with peanut butter (ok it’s lame but sometimes…)
- Veggies and carb free or low carb dips
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Jerky. Find the low-sugar variety or make your own
- Sugar free jello
- Lettuce roll ups on luncheon meat, tuna, or egg salad
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Anything low carb wrapped in bacon
So I’ll let you know how the party goes…
~Juliette aka Vampire Maman