Ok, I let it happen. We are one week away from our local Trick or Treat night and the candy has entered my house. I actually put my husband in charge and although I suggested getting little tattoos, erasers, glow sticks, etc, he ended up coming home with little bags of peanut M&M's and mini Snickers bars. NOOOOO!!!!! Then, he brought a big bag of mixed chocolates home. Ugh!!! Yes, I took it upon myself to snag a few pieces and then realized that the "picking" is only going to make things worse. The more sugar you eat, the more you crave! The more you crave, the more your willpower is going to be tested. So, I then took it upon myself to HIDE the bags! All of that "picking" adds up (and so will the pounds)!!
ANYWAYS, on top of all of this, I am volunteering for both my 3 and 5 year old daughter's parties and was trying to think of something that I could bring in. I came across a blog post from Beachbody that had some great ideas, along with Pinterest, and thought I'd pick a some out to share. I know some schools only require packaged food on party days but if you can actually make something, here are some GREAT ideas!! In addition, if you are having or attending any sort of Halloween parties, then you should DEFINITELY pick one of these to make! They are cute, fun, and kids (and adults) will love them!
Cheese Witch Brooms - Fold each cheese slice and cut the fringes of the broom (using scissors). Rolls the slice of cheese around the pretzel stick and use chive to tie and knot around it!
|Cheese Witch Brooms|
Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups - Grab some navel oranges, scoop out the pulp, carve a little face, and fill with some yummy fresh fruit!
|Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups|
Mummified Apples - wrap your small apples with some gauze and add some candy / googly eyes!
Pumpkin Veggie Tray - You can't go wrong with a veggie tray! There are a few different routes you can take but I like this one the best. It offers some good variety!
|Pumpkin Vegetable Tray|
Spiders on a log - These are a big hit!! Add some natural peanut butter to celery and create spiders using a small chocolate chip and a little icing!
|Spiders on a Log|
Banana Ghosts - Cut a banana in half and add two mini and one regular sized chocolate chip for the face!
Orange Pumpkins - Grab a bag of tangerines or even the small halos / cuties. Peel them and stick a small piece of celery in the top for the pumpkin stem.
Seriously, can it get any easier?!!
|Banana Ghosts and Orange Pumpkins|
Jack-o-Lantern Clementines (or tangerines / oranges) - Grab a sharpie and draw silly faces on them! The kids will peel them off before eating anyways :)
If you don't feel like preparing any food then here is a super simple and cute idea using juice boxes!
|Cute Juice Box Ideas!|
There you have it! These are some pretty simple ideas to spice up your Halloween parties!