Seeing Tricia's post for Mummy Suckers (click here for that!) reminded me of our little Halloween party last year at my parent's house. After going out trick or treating, we brought the younger kids back home to a brownie decorating competition and a spread of "Halloween themed" treats. Of course, after everyone had their snacks, we all piled in the living room to watch Tim Burton's "The Nightmare before Christmas". I had taken a picture of our treats last year for fun, but realized it came in handy for a post today. And just in time for you to plan the treats you'll be serving on that candy-filled night! :)
1. "Pumpkin Poop"
Fill sandwich bags with cheese puffs. Decorate some cardstock paper and write a little poem. "I started to carve a pumpkin with my carving knife and scoop, but the pumpkin got so scared that he took a little poop!" Fold the paper over the sealed bag and staple in place.
2. "10 Finger Punch"
Fill two (2) clean, latex-free gloves with water or cranberry juice. Twist closed and tie tightly with a twist tie or rubberband. Place flat in the freezer and let rest until fully frozen. After preparing your punch,
remove the "hands" and carefully peel or cut the glove off. Place in your punch bowl. :)
3. "Pumpkin Soda"
This one is very easy, but is super cute. Just get a 2-liter bottle of your favorite orange soda, peel off the label, and draw a jack-o-lantern face with a black Sharpie marker!
4. "Candy Corn Parfaits"
To help make this night a little bit healthier, we made some parfaits layered with pineapple on the bottom, then peaches, and topped with whipped cream. (You could switch it up and use bananas or lemon pudding, and mandarin oranges, too. Whatever you like!)
5. "Haunted House Brownie Competition"
This was one that the kids really had fun with. We made brownies using a haunted house mold and let them cool completely while we went out. When we got home from trick or treating, the kids were able to use all sorts of frosting, candies, and sprinkles to create their masterpieces. We did boys vs. girls and they had fun with it! The girls really tried to make theirs look nice, but the boys thought the more frosting and candy they could load on top, the better! :)
Happy Halloween! :)