Caution: This post has a lot of pictures!
Last week, our theme night consisted of easy-to-make food and great company. Everyone had a blast!
I always enjoy having a row of simple decorations for our table. This week included our witches sacks, ghosts, and pumpkins.
Yum. IBC Root Beer covered with drink stickers I found for a $1 or $2 at Target. You could even make your own stickers!
White Chocolate Ghosts
Super easy to make! Melt white chocolate in a double boiler and scoop onto wax paper. Spread chocolate into a ghost shape, insert a lollipop stick into the bottom, and place two milk chocolate chips for eyes. Cool in the refrigerator for 5 minutes and you are done!
Full of candy... Martha Stewart item my husband found at AC Moore (I think.) I love them!
Most people use almonds, but both my children are allergic to anything nuts, so we used dried banana chips and chopped them up. I used Wilton cookie icing for the eyes. For detailed instructions feel free to visit Cute Food For Kids
My finger dip didn't turn out quite like I imagined. One suggestion... don't be in a hurry. Cut the carrots in different lengths long enough to stick easily into the dressing (like I didn't do.) Most people use almonds... but the food allergy... I used banana chips. Cut almonds down to look like fingernails (again, don't follow my example!)
Wrap hot dogs in crescent rolls and cook for around 12 minutes. Dot eyes with mustard.
Spider Web Chocolate Cups
(Best Recipes by Publications International)
6 muffin cups
1 cup semisweet chocolate
1 1/4 teaspoons shortening
1 1/4 cups cold milk
1/2 cup frozen OJ concentrate, thawed
Red and yellow food coloring
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
Black decorating gel (tube)
1. Melt chocolate chips and combine with shortening in saucepan.
2. Spoon melted chocolate into 6 muffin cups. Coat each muffin cup completely. You will want these a little thick. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Peel off muffin cups and return back to freezer.
3. Combine milk and OJ concentrate. Whisk in red and yellow food coloring until you reach the desired orange color. Pour into chocolate cups and refrigerate for 1 hour.
4. Pipe decorating gel in spiral shape on top of each cup. With a toothpick, draw straight lines from the center spiral to the outer spiral. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
After our fun dinner, I had this Halloween Bingo all set to play. However, the kids decided they wanted to run in circles, so we let them while the adults chatted. However, I did want to share, because I love My Heart and Home and her ideas!
Please share any fun ideas you are doing for Halloween!