- Barbarella Aug 28, 2009 01:30 PM
Each year my daughter has a HUGE Halloween party and about 75 neighbors and friends come over through the course of the evening. I am always looking for new ideas on what to make that goes with the scary theme. Need ideas on this....
One year our church's bake sale was just before Halloween. A big seller was what I called "Monster Munch". It was a sweet/salty mix of whatever I had on hand: popcorn, pretzels, m&m's, bagel chips, chocolate chips, candy corn, etc. I found Halloween-themed cellophane bags at the dollar store (10 bags/$1) and put the mix in those. I was surprised at how well they sold!
I pipe my cheese straws to look like finger and put an almond sliver for the nail and call them witch's fingers.
We do a crudite platter that looks like a skeleton.
You can do pigs in a blanket to look like a mummy,
Bat wings....really hot wings just use food coloring to make them look black
Love cupcakes with gummy worms
I made a cake in the shape of a huge spider (one small round pan for head, large one for body). I used Hershey's black magic cake so it was dark. I cut the top of the body off, scooped out the center, filled w/ red pudding and gummy worms and bugs, put the top back on and frosted. I used black licorice for the legs and decorated the plate w/ piped chocolate lines to look like a web. When we cut into it, the red pudding and bugs goozed out.
For something simple w/ kids, I crush oreos for dirt, make pudding w/ gummy worms for a dish of dirt. I write RIP on the top of Pepperidge Farm milanos and put them into the dirt.
I like making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread for Halloween. Rice Krispie treats with Candy Corn are also cute. The kids love 'em.
I did homemade carmel corn the other day. I got some "mushroom" popcorn at our local Farmer's market. It's the kind of popcorn used for Cracker Jacks - a dome shape and a stiffer popped mass to take the stress of hot carmel. The carmel is is, there are a zillion recipes - brown sugar, molasses... I didn't have Corn Syrup so I subbed in some real maple sugar.