We're feeling very Halloween'ish around these parts. Decorations are in place, bats have been cut out and are ready to be hung, the mini graveyard planted and costumes have finally, finally been decided upon. While we still have a bit of work to do on that front - like sewing some parts of one and making and designing pieces of the other - we're mostly organized and very excited for next weeks festivities.
Because Halloween is such a kid-friendly day I've decided to spend the next week featuring recipes and ideas for fun Halloween fare to make with your kiddies. Most little ones (and big ones too!) have a class party or some sort of event to attend this time of year, and making treats or food to take along is almost always an essential part of the week...and it's really fun too! I have yet to meet a young one who isn't excited to work on some spooky edibles.
The first idea I wanted to share is something I've done for the past three or four years for my boys' class parties. So simple to prepare and made with nothing more than a slightly hollowed out pumpkin lined with a few lettuce leaves, this seasonal staple is then filled with a container of delicious homemade or store-bought dip. Embellish with a big spider and surrounded with an assortment of crunchy veggies for dunking, and your festive food is ready to serve . I think we can all agree that there is enough candy floating around at the end of October and this provides a great treat while keeping the kids eating as healthy as possible. For extra fun, I like to place these goods on a tarnished silver tray as it reminds me of something I might find in an old haunted house.
Are you ready for Halloween? What are you handing out this year? Have a lovely, lovely weekend friends!