Halloween Tricks and Treats
By: Shannon Liney
Halloween is the spookiest and sweetest time of the year, especially for the kids! The candy is good, the weather is nice and everyone dresses in costume to show their favorite characters. The greatest thing to see is the children running from door to door excited to fill their baskets! Let’s talk about some of the highlights of the halloween holiday like: a party pleasing recipe, classic halloween movie, top rated candy, pumpkin carving and party tricks!
Holidays are so fun to throw parties and make holiday related snacks for your guests! Halloween is fun to create spiders out of food, make everything pumpkin flavored, and incorporate mummies and ghosts! YUM! Foodnetwork.com has some cute and festive recipes! You have to see the guacamole made into look like a spider web, candy corn fudge, pumpkin seed brittle, and roasted butternut squash hummus with spooky baked chips! Those are just a few of the delicious looking recipes. Have fun cooking these adorable and spooky treats for your friends and family!
Are you a scary movie, classic movie or funny movie type of halloween watcher? Let’s talk about an all time favorite movie that has been a crowd pleaser for years, Hocus Pocus. If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s a must see! Want to watch a classic movie with the kids? Casper! This movie will forever be a classic. Do you like scary movies? Scream, Get Out, Halloween, The Blair Witch Project, and The Exorcist are just a few of the scary movies that are out there!
Let’s switch gears to the kids side of Halloween, CANDY! Everyone loves candy but not everyone likes the same kind. The votes are in and starting with the sweet treats: Smarties, Laffy Taffy, Starbursts, Sour Patch Kids, Nerds and Skittles. For the chocolate lovers: Reese’s, M&M’s, Kit Kat and The Classic Hershey Bar. I hope your candy bowls are full with goodies for the Trick or Treaters!
Pumpkin patches are so festive and so fun 🎃! Who doesn’t like to find a fun idea for carving? Countryliving.com has some amazing ideas for pumpkin carving for parties, front porches, and adorable decoration! The first, super fun carving idea is a bean bag toss carved pumpkin! How cute right? A sunflower carved pumpkin, a family of owls pumpkin collection, drilled shapes, carved ice bucket, and a chevron striped pumpkin! Don’t those sound so cute! Head to the site and see the pictures and the ‘how-to’.
Let’s highlight some cute tricks to decorate your house! Go to the thrift store and buy a flannel shirt and a pair of pants and make a scarecrow to sit on your front porch! Do you have an egg carton laying around? Cut it up, paint it black, and add a string for a hanging bat. Go look at the eco-friendly and money saving tricks on Care2.com.
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