Best Witches Decoration
I got this idea from Better Homes and Garden Magazine. I took a small broom and painted the handle orange and black. I painted the bristles black and added the sign "Best Wiches".
Halloween Yard Decoration: Boney and Bonnie
One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to go to Catfish Plantation (a haunted house turned restaurant) and then go home and watch The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. We usually go the weekend before Halloween to avoid the rush. We have planned our annual trip for this Saturday evening the 26th. The kids dress up in their Halloween costumes. It's another opportunity for them to get to wear their costumes. This year I decided to make a special dessert for when we watch the movie. I made "Nuttter Ghosts". I saw this on pinterest and it looked easy enough for me to attempt. You melt white chocolate then dip the nutter butter cookies in the chocolate. My white chocolate (Baker's brand) was a little thick so, I used a spoon to spread the chocolate on the cookies and scraped off the excess. I laid them on a silicone mat to harden. I used black Wilton gel for the eyes. I think they turned out well. Can't wait to show them off at the movie on Saturday.
My "Nutter Ghosts"
I think I nailed it!?! (Better than most of my attempts!!!)
The following pictures just show the steps involved.
Frankenstein Ear Wax 2013
I saw this on pinterest and thought I pinned it to my Halloween board but I couldn't find it. I made the Frankenstein's ear wax q-tips for the triplet's lunch. It was very easy and fun. This would be great for a party. I used lollipop sticks that I broke in half, mini marshmallows and butterscotch morsels. The only problem I had was the butterscotch morsels didn't melt that well but it worked fine. These only took a few minutes to make. (They look like it too!)
Frankenstein's Ear Wax
Melted butterscotch morsels ?
This year I stamped a black cat and boo on sandwich wrappers to put in the triplets lunch. This was simple and they really seemed to enjoy having a surprise in their lunches.
Holidays don't have to be stressful or complicated. My kids enjoy simple but fun celebrations. All during October I serve them "blood" soup in test tubes, with molded milk in a science beaker and a batch of "bones". I also sometimes get dry ice and put colored water in a science beaker to creat smoke. These are all simple ideas. It makes the celebration last longer. The only real cost was getting the test tubes and beakers, but once you buy them there is no real expense.
Simple Halloween Recipes and Ideas
Pictured below are the step to making "Blood" soup and "bones".
Supplies: Test tubes and beakers
"Blood" Soup: Tomato soup
Breadsticks to make "bones"
Beaker with colored milk.
Lunch: "Blood" soup with a batch of "bones" and molded milk.
Separate breadsticks and make knots in the ends. Bake according to package directions
Beaker with colored water and dry ice to make smoke.
Monster cupcakes to finish the meal.