Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Party Ideas

Alright friends, we have entered October which means Halloween is coming soon. Not only do we have to decide on the perfect costumes, but we also have to brainstorm for the perfect party foods. Whether it's the Halloween party at your house, the neighborhood party or the party at your kids school, here are some great ideas for you to make this Halloween.

Witches Cauldrons:

These can be made by hollowing out cucumbers and filling them with a puree of peas, garlic, tahini  paste, lemon juice, cumin and salt. Add the pretzel stick to the "brew". Find the full recipe here: Witch Cauldron Recipe

Apple Bites: 

These little bites are simply sliced apples with slivered almonds. A tip for keeping your sliced apples from turning brown: soak them in ginger ale for 10 mins, allow them to dry on a paper towel and then place almonds in as the "teeth".

Worms in Dirt: 

These are one of my all time favorites from when I was a kid! I requested this year round! You layer chocolate pudding (the mud), crushed up Oreos (the dirt), and throw in some gummy worms! Simple and delicious. I made this last year and all the kids loved the look and taste!

Eyeball Cake Pops:

I'm going to attempt these this year! Make cake pops, see my previous post here: Cake Pops Post and then decorate them with decorating gel to look like eyeballs. I'm going to use some blue gel for the Iris, a mini chocolate chip for the center and then the red gel for the blood veins. I'll let you know how these turn out for me. 

Eyeball Deviled Eggs:

Make your favorite deviled egg, or use this tasty recipe: Deviled Egg Recipe then top with a sliced olive and some colored mayo to create a ghoulish bloodshot eye. 

Fish Fingers:

These are so yummy and simple. Bake frozen fish sticks as directed on package, spread a little cream cheese on one side of the baked fish stick and place 1/2 of a black olive in the cream cheese on the end to make the perfect "finger" food! 

Ghost Pretzels:

Another tasty, simple treat. Dip pretzel rods in white Candy Melts chocolate to cover about 1/3 of the rod. Use mini chocolate chips or black decorating gel to make the little ghost face. 

Mummy Dogs:

All you need is some hot dogs and crescent rolls. Use scissors to cut the crescent rolls into long strips, then wrap your dog in "bandages", make sure to leave a small space for his "eyes". Bake as directed on the crescent roll package. And use a little dab of mustard for the eyes. 

Mummy Juice:

Wrap juice boxes up with white electrical tape and add some little googly eyes. Don't forget to leave a small opening for the straw!

Snake-Bite Calzone:

It's a snake, no wait it's pizza, no wait it's a snake pizza! Get the full recipe for this fun snack here: Snake-Bite Calzone

Witch Hat Cookies:

Another cute idea that I will be attempting this Halloween! Keebler Fudge Striped cookies placed upside down, topped with a dab of orange icing and a Hershey's Kiss! 

Ghost Crackers:

Ritz crackers topped with cream cheese and raisins make this scary treat. 

Pumpkin Cookie Balls:

Cream cheese and Oreo Peanut Butter Creme Cookies blended together then dipped in orange Candy Melts chocolate and orange sprinkles, topped with a small pretzel stick. If my eyeball cake pops don't turn out I will be making these! They sound amazing! Get the full recipe here: Pumpkin Cookie Balls 

Well, there you are. I hope I have made your Halloween party planning a little easier, for now you only have to decide which of these bewitching treats to make! 

1 comment:

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