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Harry Potter Horcrux Cupcakes

Harry Potter Horcrux Cupcakes For some people, Halloween is only a few months away and is something to look forward to. For a slightly smaller but no less enthusiastic group, the excitement lies less than a month after Halloween on November 19th. At midnight on this day, several ecstatic kids, young adults (the O.G. fans) and even some older members of society will all gather at their local movie theater to see Part I of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow...

10 Creepy Cocktails for your Halloween Party

skull cocktail shaker Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic This Halloween is approaching quickly and like many, I love to dress up and either attend a party or host one of my own. Many ideas come to mind about what my costume will be, how to decorate my home and most importantly since I am over 21, what drinks to serve! Although at best I can only be considered a social drinker, I love to enjoy thirst-quenching themed cocktails, non-alcoholic and alcoholic, on my most favorite holiday of ...

Spooky Kids Snacks

Mummy hotdogs Halloween treat While Halloween is always fun for adults, it’s the kids who absolutely delight in all things creepy and scary. Add to their fun this year, both at parties and just for some every day Halloween excitement, with these Spooky (and delicious) Snacks! Ghost Cookies 20 Oreo Cookies 1 Tub Vanilla Frosting 60 chocolate chips Spread a generous layer of frosting onto the top of each cookie, using your knife to draw off the excess in a ghostly “tail”. Add inverted chocolate chip eyes and mouth ...

Add an Italian Twist to Your Halloween Recipes

bones of the dead halloween recipe Halloween has in recent years spread across the Atlantic to the boot shaped peninsula known as Italy.   Although the Italians do not celebrate Halloween per se, they do have their own rituals and festivities which are not all too far off. One of these festive and colorful holidays is All Souls Day.  It comes on the day after All Saints Day which is November 1st and honors the fallen Saints.   However All Souls Day honors all those who have died.  It ...

Jack-O-Pizza and Jack-O-Brownie Recipes

Jack-O-Pizza and Jack-O-Brownie Recipes Want a special Halloween menu for a simple, scrumptious meal to enjoy after Trick or Treating with your clan? Here’s a simple meal that you can make easily that’s totally in the “spirit” of the season! Get your little ones in the Halloween jammies (my favorites? Check CWD Kids) and Hanna Andersson) and munch away. Of course, you’ll have to keep your kids out of their treat bags so they’ll be monstrously ...

Play Dough Pumpkins That Taste Fantastic!

Play Dough Pumpkins That Taste Fantastic! Looks like play dough? Check. Smells like candy? Check. Great for Halloween? Check. Tastes great? Yummy! Edible play dough is such a great thing. Kids can play with it and eat all they want (because there is no sugar, and they will get their fill quickly). The recipe is quick and adjustable, and even better it can be used with 'butters' other than peanut butter! Playdough Ingredients Making home-made play dough is simple: 1 cup creamy peanut ...

Making Halloween Memories: A Guide to a Season of Fun for your Child

Making Halloween Memories: A Guide to a Season of Fun for your Child Are you like me? Does Halloween form the basis of many of your favorite childhood memories? It was absolutely magical for me as a child. Now that I’m a parent, I try to bring that level of excitement to my own munchkins. I’m no craft-happy homemaker (don’t I wish?!) but I do try to piece together some special times during the season. Traditions form the fabric which weaves the happiest, richest holiday memories. I ...

Witches Brew on a Broomstick

Witches Brew on a Broomstick "Hubble, bubble, a dead man’s stubble, … A poisoned well became my task, A fog crowned night in stealth I crept And in the vacant mouth I poured A leprous flask of blasted sin." ...

Graveyard Surprise Cake

Graveyard Surprise Cake The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out! I dare you to enter this dark, spooky graveyard and dig in the dirt. When you do, you will discover worms and the slimy (but yummy!) layers beneath the dirt. This gelatin concoction is great for kids’ parties. It is fun and simple for kids to make. The result is a festive, colorful presentation and a combination of flavors and textures that is completely delectable. It looks gross, but isn’t that the ...

Haunted Ghost Cake (with real flaming eyes!)

Haunted Ghost Cake (with real flaming eyes!) Boo! What is a Halloween party without a little haunting and some magic? This ghost will surprise and delight guests of any age when you turn off the lights and let the flaming eyes dance and dazzle. It will be spooky! Not only is this cake simple and fun to make but you will find yourself using this very easy chocolate dump cake for all of your recipes. It is almost as simple as a mix, yet it turns out ...

Pumpkin Brains (aka Spaghetti in a Pumpkin)

Pumpkin Brains (aka Spaghetti in a Pumpkin) One of my favorite family Halloween traditions is eating spaghetti in a pumpkin on Halloween night. Every year, without fail, my dad would hollow out a pumpkin while my mom cooked the spaghetti, and we would feast at the table. It is a bit messy and time consuming if you are not having a party. However, if you are having a party, or having the neighbors and their kids over for dinner before or after trick-or-treating, it ...

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies The highlight of Halloween when I was growing up were the pumpkin cookies. The recipe originally came from a can of Libby’s pumpkin, but we have tweaked the recipe a bit and made it our own. My mom would spend hours tirelessly (well, maybe not tirelessly) making the cookies so that my sister and I, along with our friends, could decorate them. The Pumpkin Cookie tradition endures to this day. My sister phones my mom from ...

Banana Brain Cake

Banana Brain Cake Your guests will be delightfully disgusted to see you serving a brain on a platter. Easy fondant icing helps you create a brainy surface that looks realistic. The fun begins, though, when you slice into it and banana pudding oozes out! Bring out your inner cannibal with this tasty idea. Ingredients 2 boxes white cake mix 8 inch diameter stainless steel bowl 8 inch cake pan spray oil pan release, like ...

Doom Cupcakes

Doom Cupcakes "Doom" has several different definitions. The most familiar meaning of the word is "destruction," or "ruin," but an older definition is fate or destiny. These cupcakes incorporate both meanings of the word. They are decorated for Halloween to look like a little slice of the graveyard, but they can also hide fortune, to reveal the destinies of you and your guests. Of course, the fortune-telling part is all fun and games. The cupcakes, on the other hand, are seriously ...

Marshmallow Monster Eyes

Marshmallow Monster Eyes These sweet, squishy Halloween treats look positively unnerving staring up from a party platter. For the ultimate in gross realism, the eyeballs gush "eyeball jelly" when eaten. Gross… but very tasty! Kids love these, but they do have a lot of sugar. So, unless you have padded walls, it is probably best to make sure they have an outside activity to do afterwards - trick-or-treating, perhaps? These are much easier to make than they look! Ingredient List 1 bag ...

Savory Severed Monster Fingers

Savory Severed Monster Fingers Severed fingers with rotted black fingernails . . . hungry yet? A twist on the traditional pigs in a blanket, these delicious digits are simple to prepare, yet they look wonderfully gruesome on an appetizer platter. Everyone needs at least one quick and easy Halloween recipe. Kids will love these, and this recipe is easy enough that they can help make the fingers. Monster Finger Ingredients 2 cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough, ...

Brain Dip with Bone Breadsticks

Brain Dip with Bone Breadsticks Mmm . . . brains! The human brain is the preferred food of zombies everywhere, so why not serve it at your next Halloween party? This recipe is actually a tasty red pepper hummus dip in a bread bowl. This is easy to make and delicious. This dip is complemented by a simple bone breadstick recipe for dipping. Brain Dip Ingredients 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 3 ...

Ghostly Kid-Friendly Party Punch For Halloween

Ghostly Kid-Friendly Party Punch For Halloween This is a recipe with flair! The presentation is part of the overall recipe, and it makes a great centerpiece your Halloween party. On your table, hang Halloween plastic streamers (the kind with the ghosts and/or witches and cats) around the edges, about one or two inches down. Place a white or light-colored table cloth over the streamers, covering them completely. You can also get a large table cloth that will hang near to the floor. Under the table place an ...

Coffin Cake

Coffin Cake This beautiful coffin-shaped cake is the perfect dessert to add a little bit of class to your Halloween party. In fact, why limit the recipe just to Halloween? This cake would also make an outstanding birthday cake, either for the morbid Goths in your social circle or for an over-the-hill birthday party. Whatever time of year you choose to enjoy it, this rich chocolate cake is to DIE for! Ingredients: 2 ...

Rat Stew in a Pumpkin

Rat Stew in a Pumpkin This "Rat Stew" is complete with legs, tails, whiskers, eyes and entrails. This Halloween recipe is actually for a scrumptious Mediterranean stew, baked in a real pumpkin for a stunning presentation. If anyone thinks they have identified the "rat legs" as chicken, simply give them an evil smile and say, "Well, they say everything tastes like chicken, right?" Even though it may look complicated, this is an easy recipe. Ingredient...