Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hauntingly Fun Halloween Party

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This is an insanely busy time of year for our family. My husband was out of state for a week, and I'll be gone traveling for work for 10 days straight. We might be short on time but not on fun! We managed to squeeze in a family Halloween party into one of our nights all together. On the agenda was pumpkin carving and fun eats.

Our Hauntingly Fun Family Halloween Party Menu 

  • Jack-o'-lantern Quesadillas - we  used sun-dried tomato basil tortillas and added cooked chicken
  • Acorn Squash
  • Halloween Snack Mix - Mix together cashews, peanuts, raisins, candy corn and carmel corn rice snacks in a box. Done. Ok, so you're probably thing rice cakes, rally? I know, I know - not nearly as good as the real thing, but hey, we're having cupcakes too!)
  • Funfetti Halloween Cupcakes with Frosting- Compliments of Pillsbury
  • Ghoulish Punch - My son thought this was so fun!

We'll be wrapping up the night with a game or two. If you're family has any Halloween traditions, I would love to hear about them!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Egg Carton Halloween Bat & Pumpkin Decorations

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1 egg carton = 5 fun Halloween decorations!

I was whipping up some chocolate carrot cupcakes when I used up a carton of eggs. I was about to throw it in the trash, but then memories from years back entered my mind. Ah ha! Egg carton decorations - bats, pumpkins, ghosts!

My son was eager to help - the master painter. Cutting the egg carton and hot gluing was done by myself. The activity, which resulted in 2 bats and 3 pumpkins, took a little over an hour. All in all, a lot of fun. 

The pictures below show the project step-by-step.