There is a huge feeling of anticipation in the air on Halloween. “Is it time to go yet?” “Can we put our costumes on?” “Can I have a piece of candy if I eat all my breakfast?” These are some of the many constant requests I hear throughout the day while my kids try their hardest to patiently await the Treating Hour.
Last year, we added some fun distractions to our day! We visited Earth, Paint & Fire for a cool Halloween pottery painting event and went to the downtown Woodstock KidFest where my oldest ‘bobbed’ for apples… so to speak. We’re looking forward to these fun, around about events, plus having little festivities of our own like baking ghoulish cupcakes, watching ‘spooky’ films, drinking slime, and playing fun games with our friends until the night officially begins!
Here’s some fun Haunted Party ingredients for your Halloween Weekend. Share with us some of your Halloween weekend plans and spooky ideas!
(this is a family favorite for all kinds of parties!
Substitute with raspberry sherbet for other holidays! its so yummy!)
1 liter – Ginger Ale or 7-Up
1 small bottle or can – Juicy Juice (any flavor)
1 quart – Frozen Lime Sherbet
Pour/scoop it all into a big punch bowl, give it a couple stirs and enjoy!
For the eerie smoky effect shown in the photo, place dry ice and hot water in its own open container.
Not-So-Spooky Halloween Movie List
- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
- Corpse Bride
- The Nightmare before Christmas
- Monster House
- Mickey’s House of Villains
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Scooby Doo
- Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
- Monsters, Inc.
- Hocus Pocus
Pin the Grin on the Pumpkin
Use felt to create a pumpkin shape with an eyes, nose, and … let the treaters stick the felt mouth on the pumpkin while blindfolded.
I highly recommend the book: Lily Vanilli in A Zombie Ate My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes . Saw it at a local bookstore and loved it! it’s got tons of creepy cupcake recipes and designs for a truly fantastic Halloween treat!
This is a guest post written by Emily Parman. To get more thoughts from Emily on kids, family and crafts, please visit her website at http://www.doodlebugbows.wordpress.com