27 Fun Snacks For A Halloween Party

Aren’t these snacks festive?! Just because they look gross doesn’t mean that they don’t taste delicious! My tummy is kind of sensitive so the ‘worms in dirt’ might do me in but all the rest look pretty safe. I love how Halloween brings out the creative Martha Stewart in us all.

There are so many variety of cheese balls and they all look brilliant! Look out party people! My spread is going to be a good one this year! It’s definitely the season to eat, drink, and be scary.

Here’s the link to BuzzFeed’s full article: BuzzFeed: 27 Fun Snacks For A Halloween Party

Halloween is a great time of the year for both kids and adults. You can make the time even more memorable by preparing some tasty Halloween appetizer ideas. This guide will look at several fun snacks for Halloween parties. These treats will go down a storm with children and grownups.

Some tasty treats for Halloween:

– Egg Eye Balls
– Sick Pumpkin
– Mummified Sausage Rolls
– Cheese Witches Brooms

Egg Eye Balls

For this recipe you will need:
– Eggs
– Mayonnaise
– Vinegar
– Black Olive
– Red Food coloring
– Toothpick
– Salt
– Mustard

Start by making deviled eggs by hard boiling eggs, shelling and then cutting in half. Put the cooked yolks into a bowl and mash with a fork until they are broken into crumbs. Then mix with mayonnaise, eggs, vinegar, salt and mustard. Then spoon this mixture into the egg whites.

With the deviled eggs prepared then add a slice of black olive onto the centre of the yolk to form the pupil. Then use a toothpick with some red food coloring to streak veins on the surface of the white eyeball.

Sick Pumpkin

A very fitting way to serve guacamole at Halloween is to have it thrown up from a pumpkin, this is also something that’s very easy to do. You will need:

– Large Plate
– Pumpkin
– Knife
– Guacamole
– Chips

Start by carving the pumpkin however you want. It’s works best if the mouth is quite large and low down. Wash the inside of the pumpkin out to remove all seeds. Then put the pumpkin onto a plate surrounded by the chips. In the middle spoon the guacamole inside the mouth of the pumpkin and out onto the plate. This makes it look like the pumpkin is being sick onto the plate.

Mummified Sausage Rolls

Mummified sausage rolls are the ideal finger snack at a Halloween party and they are adorable. You will need the following:

– Hot Dogs or Sausages or Veggie Dogs
– Biscuit Dough – either home made or store bought
– Mustard

Start by rolling out the biscuit dough so that it’s a large flat sheet. Then cut up into strips which are about 1 inch in width. Take your hot dogs and wrap the dough around them. Bake for around 12 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then all that’s left to do is add two dots of mustard for eyes. The same idea can be done using veggie dogs for a vegetarian option.

Cheese Witches Brooms

Cheese witches brooms are extremely easy to make and look amazing. They are one of my personal favorite snacks for Halloween parties because they look so cool. To make these you will need:

– Stringy Cheese, or a cheese which won’t break
– Thin bread stick
– String

To make these you need to use either a cheese which doesn’t crumble when it’s bent, or a cheese string. Cheese strings are perfect because they can be cut into strips which resemble the bristles of a broom.

Once you have done this wrap the cheese around a thin bread stick which forms the handle of the broom. Secure the cheese onto the bread stick by using a piece of thin string. This is the most difficult part of the recipe, but all your hard work will be worth it in the end.

Additional Resources: Looking for more Halloween snack ideas?
Don’t miss this article by allrecipes.com and also this one from Martha Stewart.

Repurposed Rusty Spring Tree

I’m really excited to show off this repurposed Christmas craft! The first of many. Who knew industrial springs could be turned into the perfect holiday DIY. It is very ‘country chic’ and has a fun rustic feel. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for some springs so I can make one of these trees too!

Grab the full tutorial here… Organized Clutter – Holiday Junk: Repurposed Rusty Spring Tree

Materials Needed

assorted rusty old industrial springs
scrap boards
wood scraps
wire
pliers
star shaped item
Heirloom White spray paint
glue

Additional Resources: Looking for more mug cake recipes?
Don’t miss the roundup by Daily Burn and also this post by Dirty Work Services.

 Glow Stick Pumpkin Jars

Be sure to make these glowing jars this All Hallows’ Eve. Line your walk, windows, or porch with this fun DIY from Create.Craft.Love. Who doesn’t love glow-in-the-dark? (and p.s. glow sticks are soooo cheap.)

These are good for about 6 hours of fun which should just about cover all the trick-or-treaters!

Grab the full tutorial here… Create.Craft.Love – Glow Stick Pumpkin Jars

Materials Needed

Glow sticks
Cutting board
Knife
Oven mitts
Plastic cup
Little glass jars
Black adhesive vinyl
E6000 glue

Additional Resources: Looking for more fun Halloween crafts using jars?
Don’t miss this roundup by Country Living and also this post by Put It In A Jar.

Paper Plate Black Cat

Halloween wouldn’t be the same without black cats. I don’t think they’re bad luck and I hope you don’t’ either because this craft is sooo fun Check out this cute, not scary, cat from Crafts By Amanda. I love using simple things to make something so adorable. Sometimes I think those are the best DIYs. It’s puuurfect (lol)!

Here’s the link to Crafts By Amanda’s full tutorial: Crafts By Amanda – Paper Plate Black Cat

Materials Needed

1 paper plate
Black paint
Paintbrush
Scissors
Tape
White craft glue
2 large green wiggle eyes
1 small pink pom-pom
pattern

All of these items are readily available in just about everyone’s home already. You may have to run to the craft store for wiggle eyes though. Have fun!

Additional Resources: Looking for more crafty Halloween ideas?
Don’t miss the roundup by Spoonful and also this post by I Heart Nap time.

Jack-O-Planterns

Best. Idea. Ever. Seriously, I love these creative pumpkins from Garden Therapy! I’m so excited to feature them here today. Good thing Halloween is just around the corner because I don’t think I could wait a whole year to make them. These are so creative and so much better than the plain old ones. I especially like ‘Jack’s’ teeth. What a smiley happy pumpkin!

Here’s the link to Garden Therapy’s full article: Garden Therapy: Jack-O-Planterns

A Jack-o-lantern might be one of the most traditional ways to celebrate Halloween, but that’s not the only thing that you can do with a pumpkin. While most people will carve a face into their pumpkins and then put a candle inside, some very creative people have come up with the idea of using it as a planter. These look amazing and will be a welcome addition to anyone’s Halloween celebrations.

Tools Required

It’s very easy to make a jack-o-lantern planter yourself. This fun pumpkin idea only needs a few tools, including:

- Pen
– Knife
– Plants
– Compost
– Pumpkin

Plants

When it comes to plants you can choose pretty much anything. The types of plants that work the best for me include grasses in various colors, kale and ornamental cabbage. I’ve also experimented with a few other plants and you can get different looks by trying out different types of plants.

Step 1 – Hollowing the Pumpkin Out

The very fist step is to cut the top of the pumpkin and start scooping out all of the seeds and innards. This can either be discarded or kept. The seeds can be roasted and taste really nice, and the flesh can also be used to make soup if you wish.

Step 2 – Designing your Pumpkin

Next, you will need to decide what you want your pumpkin to look like. Normally this will be a smiley face with a toothy grin, although you can also design lots of other patterns. I find it easiest if you draw the design directly onto the pumpkin so that you have something to cut out.

Step 3 – Cutting the Design out

Once you have copied the design onto the pumpkin, it’s then a matter of using your sharp knife to cut it out. This is exactly the same as a regular jack-o-lantern so far. Be careful at this stage as you don’t want to hurt yourself, and you also need to be very careful to avoid breaking the pumpkin.

Step 4 – Filling with Compost

Once that’s all cut out you can then fill the pumpkin with soil or compost. Be gentle and don’t compress the soil too much as this could cause the design on the front to break.

Step 5 – Planting

Now you’re ready to plant. Before you actually plant anything in the pumpkin, it’s a good idea to try them in various locations. When you are happy with your design you can then plant it properly. Plants can be put in the top, around the mouth and even in the eyes.

Step 6 – Caring for your Jack-o-lantern planter

Your jack-o-lantern planter is very easy to care for. It needs the occasional water and it should last throughout Halloween. Once you have finished celebrating, simply remove the plants and compost the pumpkin. The plants can either be planted into other planters around the garden, or put into the garden.

Hopefully this fun pumpkin idea will get you in the mood for Halloween. It’s so easy to make, that it’s the perfect activity to help keep the kids occupied. It’s also something that’s slightly different and will become a real talking point.

Additional Resources: Looking for more pumpkin planter ideas?
Don’t miss this article by BHG.com and also this video by Martha Stewart.

fall mantel ideas

If there is one place to spruce up and decorate for the fall season… it’s your fireplace mantel! It’s the perfect spot to showcase seasonal decor. I love all these ideas I discovered over at the Creations by Kara blog. What a wonderful roundup. My favorite has to be the seventh idea with white pumpkins and a mirror. Beautiful!

See all 30 ideas here…

CreationsByKara – 30 Beautiful Fall Mantel Displays

Image Credit: creationsbykara.com

Tomato Cage Ghosts

My favorite DIYs are adorable and easy. I guess it’s a good thing I found these fun ghosts from Crafty Home Improvements (Mis)Adventures because that’s exactly what they are. These are for the DIY and decorating-ly challenged! (That includes me.) Halloween is going to be epic this year; my house is going to be the best decorated on the block!

See how to make your own here…

Crafty Home Improvements (Mis)Adventures – Tomato Cage Ghosts

Image Credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/207517495301046364/

20 DIY Halloween Bags, Baskets, And Bowls

#7 is where it’s at! Or maybe #8, 14, and 19? I like the idea of having pre-made goodie bags for the adorable princesses, superheroes, and goblins that come trick or treating. Last year we had to make a Costco run midway through the evening because our street was so busy! This year I will be more prepared. I honestly this roundup from Buzzfeed made me a little crazy. How am I going to narrow it down?

See all the creative ideas here-

Buzzfeed – 20 DIY Halloween Bags, Baskets, And Bowls

Image Credit: buzzfeed.com